Through my darkness, I found the light. My hope is that you always find the light, even in the darkest of times.
Hiii. I am SO happy you are here! I am a "retired" teacher, recovering PPD mama of 3 boys and a wife. My story is probably one you can relate to if you're a mama and you are struggling with life.
I became a young mama at the age of 19 to my oldest boy, Carter. We grew up together. We always made the best of our situation but the years of being a young mama were HARD. I had one goal after becoming a young mom and that was that I was going to get my college degree. In 2014, I graduated with my bachelors degree in Elementary Education. Teaching was always my passion and drive. I'm the oldest of three girls and my poor sisters lived through the days of me teaching them day in and day out as young girls. Fast forward to 2016- I got married to my husband. In 2017, we welcomed our second baby boy, Cam. I stayed home with him for 6 months and then returned to the classroom, still living out what I thought was my purpose in life. AND THEN, much to my surprise and shock 9 days before Cam turned one, I found out I was pregnant. I cried. Not even going to lie, I thought I would never survive having 2 kids under 2 years. In 2018, we welcomed our third and final boy, sweet baby Connor. It was then, that we made the hard decision that I should stay home for the year with the babies. Having 3 kids was hard and adjusting to life with 2 littles was a challenge.
2019 was the hardest year of my life. I thought I wanted to be a stay at home mom, turns out i'm not a good stay at home mom. I don't like to clean and I don't like cooking every meal, all day long. I did love being with my babies, but all of my other life responsibilities pushed me down the dark hole of depression. I was happy go lucky on the outside and DYING on the inside. I had to find a solution.
January 6th, 2020- I found a boho style disc bead while scrolling on instagram and thought those would be SO CUTE. Later on, I was still scrolling and saw some custom bracelets. It was then I had an idea to create a stack using the boho beads and add a custom bracelet to it. I bought $100 worth of stuff and thought "what do I have to lose?" the answer, NOTHING. Maybe this will give me the creative outlet I was so much craving. I then let my creative juices flow and started designing- my first set included 2 disc bracelets, a custom ("Cai") with "mama" and my boys initials "C.C.C". It needed a little something more, and I added what I called a "specialty" bead. It was then that my stack was BORN. I launched this side hustle on my personal instagram without a name, a plan and just my story. It has taken off and brought me to here. A website, a dining room turned into the "bead room", my best friend working by my side and a passion for all things beads. I'm so glad you are here and designing for you is one of my top passions.
From the dark days of depression and struggling to get out of bed but knew that 3 little lives depended on me to designing bracelets for all you beautiful people has made me feel alive. I am so ecstatic you are here whether it is to shop, to become uplifted or to find the light in the darkest of times. THANK YOU for helping me find my light.