UPDATE! I've now created a new Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/projectmommie
I will soon be transferring all of my items from my "Luminous Moon" shop to my new "Project: Mommie" shop!
My # 1 goal is to have a successful creative business which will allow
me to stay home with my son. Around this time last year, I was fretting
about how I was going to have a birthday party for our soon-to-be
3-year-old son and not blow our budget. I wanted his party to be unique
and special, and to really stand out. However, we had almost no budget
to do so. It was then that it hit me! I was going to challenge myself
to throw a nearly-free birthday party! I used whatever resources I had
to hand-make his entire party, down to the invitations and the party
favors; also using my negotiation skills, free resources, swapping
connections and plain old bartering skills to obtain the items I
needed. Once I had made that decision, there was no stopping my
creative flow! I was in my element! His party was a sucess and from
there my Etsy shop was born. I've since added my blog, Facebook page
and even send out a few tweets, now and then.
I'll also be adding items as I go from other parties that I've thrown or have assisted with. I love designing and creating for these events and am my happiest self when doing so!