Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Anything Is Possible


"What am I supposed to be doing?!".

I have asked myself {and my husband}
this question many, many times.
I've cried over it, given myself headaches over it
and dreamed about it.
{I think a lot}

The past year has been an exciting one with
learning about our new home and getting 
a feel for what the South is all about.
There's still so, SO much to learn
but I do know that if I stick to 
what I know, I'll be okay.
Somewhere, someone will like
what I do and what I have to offer.
To fill a need, a desire or just a whim.

It's been a very slow start {what start? Ha!}.
With a house to make a home
{still in progress but getting
thrillingly closer} and a couple
of busy, BUSY, B-U-S-Y boys,
there hasn't been much time
left over for me and my energies
to make my own new name let alone 
think about it other than blog about
random stuff.
Okay, I have thought about it.
Refer to first paragraph.

With school starting in mere weeks,
I will have, for the first time in my 
entrepreneurial life, 
time alone-to work!
Solid blocks of time to put my heart, hands
and mind into starting and completing projects.
And I get to go treasure hunting!
{Oh, you have no idea how exciting that is for me.}
I get to unpack my boxes and organize - without help-
my work space - of which, there is none at the moment. 

We made it work with Black Rooster Cottage
and at times it was trying, but we did it
and we did it well.
I am very thankful and grateful 
I was able to be home
with all three of my children.
There were some bumpy parts but
it gives you the perspective of what 
is truly important.
Make do with less and be greatly appreciative
when there is more.

I am super excited about what the future
holds. There are some steps we will follow
and allow it to lead itself and let it
evolve into what it may.
I am a big dreamer and I have
that final destination place
{business wise}
pictured perfectly in 
my busy mind. 

 I have learned though, you
cannot force things that are not meant to 
be whether for the moment or at all.
{Remember the house that brought us here that I wanted 
so badly for my B&B? It's on the market again.
No, it's not for us for many reasons and 
not getting it was a blessing, actually.}
So we will just be passengers on the vessel.


So, where will we begin?
Right here at the .com.
I plan on launching my online
Shoppe on September 1, 2014.
I'm still getting the business affairs in order
so hopefully by then, it will all be done and I'll
have some goods to show you!



I decided that I will pass on doing any shows
this year so I can build my inventory
and get my bearings again with 
the Traveling Boutique.
But I am going to travel to some! :)

Baby steps.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The new me and FPH!

So, what do you think of my new look?
I am BEYOND happy!

Many, many thanks to 
Karen of

for creating this beautiful site for me!

This is just the beginning....

*Disclaimer: Some previous posts 
will show error. Unfortunately,
I lost any postings I did on WP.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Annnnd, She Does It AGAIN!!

I bought my domain name.


We've had a few business meetings
at our official office {dining table}... 

This chick is getting back to business!

We are officially opening

country living with a French twist

as a home decor business
much as 
The Black Rooster Cottage was.

My first show will be
in November {should they have me}
and I'll have a new partner,
my sweet Petunia!
Karli is ready to start earning some
money since she's got driving on the brain. 
Gas is a great incentive. Haha!

Anyway, I have transferred 
ALL of my Blogger posts (except this one)
 from The French Pressed Home
and Black Rooster Cottage, 
on to our "official" blog,

I am learning about how to add Feed Burner for following and all the bells and whistles, so bear with me!!
There are still lots of decisions and goods to be made
but one day soon, it will all come together.


Blogger is sooo easy compared to a .com 
but there are so many other options I love 
and lots more of which I've yet to learn. 
I have to take a tutorial on this stuff!

I know it's a pain to make changes
 but I hope you decide to 
come along AGAIN.
I promise it is the last time! haha!!

Much Love, 
Amber