I love birthdays. Especially, my own. I still want a party every year, but my family decided to quit throwing them for me, because it was getting a little out of control. So, now we just do dinner, but I still invite everybody and it ends up becoming a birthday party at a restaurant. This year I get two birthdays. Well, sorta. My own, which already passed and my lil' baby's. If you would've told me a lil' over a year ago that I'd be making headbands for a living, I would've laughed in your face and said "you're crazy!". Surprises and the unexpected are sometimes alot of fun. Sometimes. It's amazing how Dainty Button started off as this...
(It was cute at the time)
(I still have a giant banner of this.)
(Courtesy of Morgan Media)
And from this...
(What the heck was I thinking?)
(I am truly sorry if you bought this.)
Looking at these pictures, I find myself commenting. "What was I thinking?", "Eww, did I really make that?", "I can see glue", "WOW".
Safe to say, I've come quite a long way. I've learned so much. Good and bad. Starting a business is never easy. There is so much work involved and I had to learn Business 101 very quickly. I barely knew how to keep track of my own checkbook. My accountant loves me! Ha! My idea of keeping receipts, is sticking them in my wallet, and when it's too full, stick them in a bag.
What can I say? It's been such a ride. A fun, stressful, exhausting and totally worth it ride!
I've asked myself so many times, "Charity, what are you doing? You have a teaching degree. You're slaving away making headbands, for pete's sake! You've lost it.". But I also see all of the free time I have with my family. The time I now have to give to other things, because well, I work for myself. And yes, making headbands for a living is not the "safest" route when you take in the fact of "security", but it sure is fun! And it's what makes me happy.
So, thank you! Thank you for making a dream of mine come true. Thank you for your support and rooting for my lil' business. And as a "thank you" from me, to you, you're invited to Dainty Button's Birthday Celebration!
January 11th! My entire shop will be 35% off, all day!
Type in the code: daintybutton1 and receive your special savings at checkout.
I really hope you can make the party!
Charity @ Dainty Button