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I'm living the dream, dudes. I'm a stay-at-home momma to two very demanding but extremely lovable little tyrants. I've always dreamed of being a working crafter ... but never mustered the motivation or belief in myself to really give it a shot ... I was afraid of failure, though I refused to admit it even to myself.

I live in Joplin, MO -- and, as many know, we had a massive storm in May of 2011. My family was incredibly lucky to make it through with our people and our home intact ... many of our neighbors were not so fortunate ... and I think it changed something different (but fundamental) in each of us here. For me, it meant not just WAITING for the right time to grab hold of your dreams ... because you never know what's going to happen tomorrow.

So I opened the Paperie a few weeks later ... put all of myself out there for others…

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  • Born on May 28
  • Joined January 31, 2010

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I'm living the dream, dudes. I'm a stay-at-home momma to two very demanding but extremely lovable little tyrants. I've always dreamed of being a working crafter ... but never mustered the motivation or belief in myself to really give it a shot ... I was afraid of failure, though I refused to admit it even to myself.

I live in Joplin, MO -- and, as many know, we had a massive storm in May of 2011. My family was incredibly lucky to make it through with our people and our home intact ... many of our neighbors were not so fortunate ... and I think it changed something different (but fundamental) in each of us here. For me, it meant not just WAITING for the right time to grab hold of your dreams ... because you never know what's going to happen tomorrow.

So I opened the Paperie a few weeks later ... put all of myself out there for others to judge (you all know the feeling) ... and prepared myself for failure. At least I could say that I TRIED, right? But what I wasn't really ready for was the awesome community here on Etsy ... the love and mutual respect for other artists and their work ... it's an amazing place filled with even more amazing people (shop owners and patrons, alike) ... and I'm so proud to be a part of THIS community, too ... and be assured I think of you all as my friends and neighbors.

The Paperie has been so much more successful than I could have ever imagined ... and it's all because of you. Thank you for making me feel so welcome ... and for making it possible for me to have EXACTLY the kind of life I've always wanted.

You seriously rock.

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