Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday Party Box Design

Party Box Design

Party Box Design is officially ONE YEAR OLD!

When I read those words, I read them slowly... slow enough to absorb that guess what, PBD has survived it's first year and is doing pretty well. Not quitting my full time job "kinda well", but well enough that I have customers each week, I have people loving what they receive in the mail and overall a positive response to this lil dream of mine!

This morning I decided to visit memory lane and re-read my very first blog post (teared up a tad) and wanted to share it with you all! When I wrote that post, I had NO blog followers and no clue what the year would bring! Now I have a tad more insight and direction and this lil dream has gotten EVEN BIGGER!

"If you are reading this post, then either you know me- or happened upon this blog accidentally(woohoo)! follow me-read on....

Within the pages of this blog you will find the trials and tribulations of starting a new biz, the glamorous life of mommyhood, fantastic recipes, cocktail creations, lots of cupcakes, and most of all- anything & everything party!

I am starting this blog and my new company because I can't resist my desire to conquer the event design world any longer, one little cupcake at a time! :) No, in all honesty... planning parties, hosting events, creating menus, and party decor is a passion- a true love. Stationary brings me such joy, it's sad I know! Beautiful card stock just sends me over the edge. Anything with damask- its just over!

My motivation for taking this giant leap... Charli Paige, my spunky pretty lil lady! I am sure you will see pics of her along the way, and lots of stories for sure. So rather then write a continued blog post... I shall write a small letter to my precious luv! One day my dear, you will understand why your mommy worked so hard to make her dreams come true!

Dear Charlotte-
From the moment you were in my belly, you reminded me everyday how hard it was going to be raising a child, from the pukyness I felt, to the sleepless nights. But what I didn't know at that time, was the joy you would bring to my life, the motivation you would give me, and the amount of love you could actually have for your child. I have only known you for 16 months, but the memories you have given me could fill a lifetime.

My bright light, I hope to give you the strength to live your life to its fullest and follow your biggest dreams!
Love, Mama"

Anyhoooo, super long Birthday post... and so much thanks! Thanks for reading, for sharing, for checking in and overall for your support!

Following your dreams is important, but also a luxury because I never have to say..."WHAT IF..."

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  1. awww I teared up a little too! My boy is the reason I'm trying to go on a similar journey. Congratulations on your 1st year, I wish you many more =)

  2. Brianna (Eastyn and Peyton's mom)November 2, 2010 at 12:45 PM

    Congrats Jess... you've come a long way. i'm proud to say i "know" you...you've done a FANTASTIC job making your dream a reality... now let me know where you found the courage to hop on the bus because i could use it!

  3. Someone pass me a tissue...Congratulations Jess!

  4. Happy Blog Birthday! Its kinda funny, I thought you've been around a longer than a year, and I thought for sure this was your "real" full time job! You're so good at it! Congrats on turning 1!

  5. That was so sweet!!!!!!!! ahhhhhhh, look at how much you've accomplished in one year! HOW BLESSED! (sorry, even though i've got lots of wise cracks lately, i'm a big mush ball)

    All the best for your continued success!


  6. Jess you are so deserving of a wonderful bloggyversary AND many plentiful PBD years to come. Congrats my dear!!

  7. Happy Birthday and many more years to come! you are very talented!

  8. Wooo hoo to one year of PBD!!!!

  9. Congratulations on your blog-bday! You've accomplished a lot in a year!

  10. Happpppppppppy birthday PBD! Congrats :)

  11. Looking forward to the next year of posts. Congrats!!!


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