Tuesday, April 7, 2015

They Always Said I Had A Face For Radio

Today, I was given such an amazing opportunity, I got to talk about Made New and Rebuild on a local radio station.  I am completely stunned by how quickly people have offered to help and bring this business along. I am blessed by some great people in this town.  

I am completely humbled and amazed that this person, who growing up most people didn't even know she could talk, gets to be interviewed and gets to teach classes. It is certainly amazing, and I can't believe that I get to do this.  My heart and my spirit are full.  I am so excited to see where this ride takes me.  

I was hoping to get to take an outfit photo today, since I was wearing a shirt that I am particularly excited about. It is from Take Heart Apparel Co and twenty percent of the profit goes to one of a few charities that you get to choose from.  I chose the A21 campaign.  However, it was raining pretty hard all day and soaking wet is not a good look for anyone.  

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Easter Sunday 2015

It has been such as perfect Easter Sunday.  This morning I went to church with my family and friends, then I grabbed coffee before heading to a cookout with Rebuild.  After that, we went to my grandparents house for a turkey dinner.  It has been such a great day so far.  I am hoping to work on some things for Made New, but after I get in a customary Sunday nap.  I  loved getting to wear my handmade jewelry for Made New this morning, it made the outfit feel so much more special.  

The dress and shoes are from Old Navy, and I made all the jewelry, which will hopefully be available online sometime this week.  

I hope that you all have a lovely Easter! 

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Made New

I have been a little absent from everything these past few weeks because I have been working on a huge project.  This is such an amazing opportunity, and I am so thankful that I have been given this opportunity.  I would like to introduce what I have been working on.  This is Made New.  It is a company of sorts that I am starting here in Huntington, WV.  It is in the early stages right now and I still planning, but it is real.  The basic idea is that I will be teaching classes to local women who are going through a tough time right now, and then we will be selling the products that they make to give them some extra income and to earn money with dignity.  I will be working with a local non-profit that is run by a friend of mine that helps women in poverty, prostitution, and struggling with drug addiction.  It is so crazy that I was given this opportunity, I never thought in a million years that  I would be teaching a class of any kind, let alone basing a huge idea on it.  It's totally crazy, and yet it feels so perfect.  Right now I am trying to start selling some things that I have made, to raise money for class supplies, and I am planning what some of the first classes will be.  I am so thankful that God has allowed me the opportunity to help other people, it just blows my mind that this is something I am going to get to do.  If you want to keep up with what we are doing, you can keep up with us on various social media until we get our Etsy shop up and running, which I will be sure to announce here.  

Instagram: @madenewco
Twitter: @madenewco
or on Facebook as Made New Co