Monday, April 23, 2012

What a Week!?!

This past week has gone by in a whirlwind! So many exciting things have happened that it still all sort of feels like a dream, and no, I'm not ready to wake up just yet!

A few weeks ago a reporter from our local paper contacted me about my business?? It still shocks me that I get to call what I do a business, or work or any of me, if you had asked me this time last year if I would have ever thought a real live reporter would be asking me to talk about my business I would have told you that you were crazy!

I never dreamed that I would wake up and be so excited to go out and get the paper....

This would be my big {just turned 5 last week} helper boy. He was pretty excited, not about momma being in the paper, his excitement came from being able to buy the paper all by himself, you know, because he's five now :)

My heart was literally racing when I opened up the paper....I don't know what I was expecting, but boy was I nervous. What if the reporter told the world {and by world I mean the town where I live} that I am really a crazy person. That I talk too much...that I was wearing $5 flip flops from Old Navy {because I couldn't find any other shoes anywhere in our house at the exact moment I needed to leave}....that I had spit up on my shirt and at the last minute had to throw on something kind of like a cardigan on over said shirt to hide the stain because I didn't have time to change....
whew, I was nervous....
 But when I did open the paper....this is what I saw..... 

And then....I cried. Tears of joy, and boy were there a lot of them. 
Then I sent my momma this picture with the text, "Momma, I did it!!" and I am pretty sure she cried then too...
The very idea that what I am doing now, making jewelry that makes other people happy, just absolutely blows my mind. The very idea that my friends both near and far...some that I have never even met in person were telling others about me ..... and they said so much that it meant that a reporter's not very often that I am at a loss of words, but the thought of this does it to me....

Blessed, humbled and overjoyed.....and I still can't believe I get to call this a job!
You can read the full article HERE

You can even get a look at my mini-me there in the picture with me....she told me, "I just knew we were going to go into business together, and here we are in the paper together!" 
Sounds like a plan to me :)

Thank you all for following along for this crazy, fun ride! I promise to get back to posting DIY projects, tasty recipes and stories from our life...but for now....I'm still dreaming, remember ;)


  1. Congratulations Carmella! This is a wonderful article. You just keep dreaming....can't wait to see what's next!!!

  2. Woot woot! Congrats! It's well deserved!

  3. Am so happy for you! deserve the recognition. It's been thrilling to watch your business grow and you and your family be so blessed! Your friend, Katy Lamb

  4. Congratulations! So happy for you!!!


  5. WOW! I remember when I first came to your blog and I thought hey this lady is going somewhere! and now there you go...
    Congrats Carmella you deserve so much happiness and success!

    (not gonna lie a little jealous over here... )

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  8. Congratulations! I got teary-eyed when you said about your "mini-me" and going into business together. My daughter says that too...what a blessing. I'm so happy for you :)

  9. Congratulations!!!! so happy for you!!! Love your posts and your jewelry!!!

  10. Oh Carmella - congratulations. How absolutely thrilling. You must have been pinching yourself. It's one thing to deserve the recognition, but another to accept that you received it I think. Yay. :) I'm just so happy for you - you deserve it!

  11. Congrats Carmella that us is so awesome for you

  12. I am just so excited for you! I have been telling peoples "Hey have you seen how well Carmella is doing??!" and sending the link to your article. Awesomeness. You go girl!


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