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I've loved creating as early as I can remember... in grade school I would make "stickers" and sell them at recess. At 11, I began making jewelry- and have carried on till this day. This year, I got inspired to begin making baby headbands (well, all sizes, really) through the birth of my beautiful baby girl (check out my etsy page: mymonita.etsy.com to see those!) I am a hard core "do it yourselfer" for sure! I have to restrain myself at times as I have way more creative energy than time as a mama of 2 little ones.

Our business “Create Freedom” was birthed in 2007 when I decided that I wanted to make a living doing what I love! Now, let me rewind back to 4 years of age. Sitting on a dirt floor in a shack in the slums of Costa Rica, my family and I sung Christmas carols with a family that we had just given some new mattresses and blankets to. At that impressionable age, I…

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  • Born on April 25
  • Joined November 13, 2010

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stones, crystal, glass, ceramic, wood, bamboo, antiqued silver and gold, seed beads

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About

I've loved creating as early as I can remember... in grade school I would make "stickers" and sell them at recess. At 11, I began making jewelry- and have carried on till this day. This year, I got inspired to begin making baby headbands (well, all sizes, really) through the birth of my beautiful baby girl (check out my etsy page: mymonita.etsy.com to see those!) I am a hard core "do it yourselfer" for sure! I have to restrain myself at times as I have way more creative energy than time as a mama of 2 little ones.

Our business “Create Freedom” was birthed in 2007 when I decided that I wanted to make a living doing what I love! Now, let me rewind back to 4 years of age. Sitting on a dirt floor in a shack in the slums of Costa Rica, my family and I sung Christmas carols with a family that we had just given some new mattresses and blankets to. At that impressionable age, I remember thinking, “This is what it’s all about. Taking what we have and sharing it with others.” Growing up overseas, the affluence that we experience in North America is not something I take for granted. I know that I have been blessed with SO MUCH and am passionate about being able to share that with others. “Create Freedom” is just one manifestation of our quest to be a blessing by using our creativity to bring freedom to peoples lives!!! From the time we began this business in 2007, we have given 20% of our gross sales to individuals and organizations that are making a difference locally and around the world. And who are these individuals and organizations, you may ask? Many of them are friends and small, grass roots groups that most of you have never heard of. Just people we believe in that are taking the resources, skills and passions they have and impacting lives. Others are well known organizations. Over the last few years we have been able to give thousands of dollars away, thanks to people like you who like to shop and support great causes!!! We have helped orphans, widows, AIDS babies, at risk youth, women that have left the sex trade to start new lives… We’ve helped give out microloans, filled up backpacks with school supplies for low income kids, fed the homeless… it's been fun!

Besides being able to impact people's lives through our business, I love the creative process and am thankful that I can stay home and raise my incredible, sweet son and beautiful daughter while I work. =)

Thanks for supporting our family and partnering with us to make a difference in the world!!!

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