{Awesome News}

Today we got our first wholesale client!  We were beyond excited as we stood nervously closing the deal with a local boutique owner.  We are working on her custom order & cannot wait to form a lasting relationship with such a wonderful boutique!

I'm going to be a bit honest & tell y'all how discouraged I've been lately.  I have been working like crazy on furniture {that I have no problem selling} because the frame business hasn't been going so great.  We have several orders for family & friends but I want to reach a broader crowd.  Our Etsy shop has had tons of views but no orders.  We did a giveaway on the blog and Facebook page & no comments.  It's been so disheartening because we've invested so much time & money into this  business.  My husband, who is the greatest, told me today that he was proud of me & reminded me that most businesses like ours don't make any money the first two years.  I have no idea if that's true but it did make me feel better.

I know that I have to be patient & trust God in this journey.  Is that always easy?  No.  I hope I'm not alone in this feeling.  I love making the frames & being able to be creative.  Today was a sign for me to stay focused & driven.  To never give up.

I'm excited about the future of this business & what it will mean for our family.  It feels good to be doing something I love.  My grandfather told me tonight that this is only the beginning of the wholesale clients so I better buckle up.  I think he might be on to something & I'm super excited about it.  Now off to work on some frames....

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