Posts tagged #Clothing

#Honesty #Thankful

Last week was amazing, seeing my clothing on the rack in a boutique and on TV. Last week Flaunt Boutique was on Twin Cities Live talking about their five year anniversary and showcasing some of the items in the shop. I got to be one of the models and wear one of my designs, paired with a Minnesota Made T. It has been so much fun to put on red lipstick and get all dressed up and be a part of the Flaunt Accessories team. 

According to Melissa, I had to have red lipstick. I embraced it...tis the season.

According to Melissa, I had to have red lipstick. I embraced it...tis the season.

Those are my designs, right there in the middle on that rack in that store :)

Those are my designs, right there in the middle on that rack in that store :)

Check us out on Twin Cities Live below:

http://twincitieslive.com/article/stories/s3967271.shtml?cat=10692

OK, now I have to get honest here for a minute. I'm changing direction.

All of this excitement has far exceeded my expectations for the first six months of Cedar and Cypress Designs. The products from Haiti are doing well, the website is great and this holiday season, financially speaking...from a business perspective has been great, our best! I opened Made in America, started a clothing line and there is even more exciting news to come in the new year!

It has all been incredible, but I have let my self down in the process. I let myself get caught up in so many worldy things. I honestly don't know the last time I volunteered or gave of my time. I haven't stopped to really pray over all the blessings like I should. I'm not sure I was ever really great at this to be honest, but I know I can do better than what I am doing now.

This week is Thanksgiving and I have so much to be thankful for. And if I am going to be honest, I am going to start with myself. I am so thankful that I found Christ, that He died so that I might live. I am thankful for the exciting things happening right now, but I am most thankful for you God. I pray that I might live to show that Lord. I give my life to you Lord and you alone and for that privilege, I am thankful.

#apparel

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!