1 year self employed!

Last week it kinda went under the radar because of the Nouveau Girls release but November 1st was the one year anniversary of my being self employed! For me that’s was a big day and a big turn last year when I woke up in the morning and realized that I wasn’t going to my day job, remembering my last day at a job I had for 11 years,Β getting my feet under me and into a routine.

THIS was now my day job, a heady and intimidating thought.

This is year that day was celebrated by being interviewed by Copic Marker, getting to announce that I’ll be an artist in their 2012 catalog and getting to go be the parent helper in Dude’s preschool class, something I wouldn’t have been able to do just over a year ago.Β 

I find it kind of like a wheel coming full circle today as the store I used to work at is commissioning me to come back and do some window painting as part of their holiday decorating. I’ll be there thru Wednesday which will be really fun! I always enjoyed doing that when I was there (though it hasn’t been done in years). I’m super looking forward to seeing the people who made leaving SO tough as they are like a second family! I’ll have pics to share πŸ™‚

I’m excited what this next year will bring! So much to look forward to! BIG HUGS!!!


  • Kelly says:

    Congratulations! Your business has really taken off and I am so happy for you!

    • Kristy says:

      Thanks Kelly! You re awesome!

  • Maria Therese says:


    • Kristy says:

      Thanks Maria! πŸ˜€

  • Tricia Gorden says:

    what an awesome accomplishment and a great feeling I am sure.
    Beautiful picture of yoU!

    • Kristy says:

      LOL! I’m not sure on the pic, though I do dig the shirt πŸ™‚ Thanks Tricia!

  • Damaris Velazquez says:

    I’m so happy for you girl. You are living your dream and being successful at it. May you always be blessed with inspiration and love for what you do. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. You are amazing!!

    x0, Damaris

    • Kristy says:

      I seriously might have blushed at that Damaris! πŸ™‚ YOU rock!

  • jessica says:


    • Kristy says:

      Thanks Jessica!

  • kate blue says:

    leap of faith and it seems to have paid off in more ways that one πŸ™‚

    • Kristy says:

      I couldn’t be more thankful!!! πŸ™‚

  • Debbie Olson says:

    Congratulations on a well-deserved honor on the Copic catalog and blog, Kristy, as well as on a year as an entrepreneur!

    • Kristy says:

      Thanks tons Debbie! I feel like a celebrity just visited my blog πŸ˜€

  • Corinne says:

    Congratulations and thank you for such an inspirational story!!! Don’t forget to take pics of the store windows!! πŸ™‚

  • Peggy Cain says:

    Congrats!!! you go girl! I love all you work and your blog thanks for sharing

  • Michelle Hernandez says:

    You are certainly an inspiration- congratulations on year one!

  • Leah Crowe says:

    Wow, that is truly amazing!!
    Congrats on one year! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    The store windows were amazzzzzing… love them!!!

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