Posts tagged #Blessings

My Fortunate Life

I booked a craft show this weekend, it started on Thursday and runs through valentine's day. It can be interesting to talk to and meet so many different people at these shows.
The woman next to me is blind and has been her whole life, yet here she is. She told me she took public transportation this morning. That was a blow when I thought back on not wanting to run out and start the car. I can drive, what a huge blessing. I was here last night when two friend of hers helped her set up. She is a popcorn, fudge and beef jerky distributor-makes her own jewelry-and is bound to her mechanical chair. It sure put my life into perspective. I am so beyond blessed.

Half of my product line is made in Haiti and the other half is made in America. Some people are very interested in Haiti and want to hear my story. My story is this, I am very fortunate and very blessed. God led me to Haiti and it was a beautiful step of faith and I am better for it. He met me right where I was every day for five years. He put people in my life that grew and changed me.

Yesterday was slow, well dead really. It is days like this where I get discouraged with this company of mine. Days like this where I question what or why I am doing. But then God puts that one person in my path. The one person who asks me about Haiti and the people there and my experience and I remember why. Or the one person who is blind, yet out there going after their vision and I remember why. Or the one person who as I tell her my journey, tears come to my eyes and I remember why I do this.

I am so very blessed, I am so fortunate. I am traveling to Florida and then on to Haiti in a week. I can come and go in and out of this country and that one as I please. I always have food and electricity. I have my sight, my hearing, all of my limbs and I don't want this to come off wrong, but I even have a tad of both brains and beauty.

I hope my life tells a story, not of how blessed I am, but of something more. My life is fortunate and I am guessing if you're reading this, in one way or another, yours is as well.
Take a minute to thank God for the blessings in your life and when you're done, do your best to pass it on. Be a blessing to some one else.

A reason 2.0

Update from Chandler on her last post via Facebook:
Holy cow. Within one hour we just received $1090 and monthly help for school for Cherline. This is incredible. You people are so kind and generous. This will cover the funeral expenses, school for Cherline, and extra help for Yvetta to take care of Cherline's needs. Any extra donations after those needs are going to a savings fund to help Yvetta and another one of our jewelry ladies purchase land and be able to build homes for themselves. If you want to contribute to that you can send it through Paypal to
Just so humbled and thankful for each of you

This is amazing news. I hope if you are able you would still consider giving to this cause, and if you want a different one....I know more people in Haiti who are also in need and Americans trying to help out. I would be happy to connect you :)

Posted on January 15, 2016 and filed under Cedar and Cypress.


There is no way I could do the last few months justice. The Lord has opened the most amazing doors for me and really rained down some incredible blessings. When I got back from my trip to New York, I went to a shopping party at a boutique in North East Minneapolis called Flaunt Accessories wearing one of my original sweaters in an amazing aztec print. Melissa the shop owner was there (she is always there) and was so excited about the sweaters. She asked me if I would be interested in selling at the shop, many of the items are made by local MN artists. I was over joyed at the opportunity.

Since then I have been busy creating and perfecting new patters and working on finding the right prints for each one. It has been the most incredible opportunity and I am so grateful for Melissa for inviting me to be a part of her fantastic team.

November has been full of shows and deliveries. Coming up this Friday is Flaunt's five year anniversary and you can buy our one of a kind, hand made (by me!) designs there. They are also open Wednesday-Friday. Check out their website for more info and be sure to check out ours for all the great things that are arriving from Haiti for the holiday season!