I get such a kick out of friends turning their passion into business! I always have and I always will. I breathe the excitement with them and of course I do what I can to support their efforts.
Time to highlight some new shops/product lines. I am incredibly proud of these good blog friends and their business ventures.
Paula with Two Ellie captured my heart a long time ago. She and her blog are amazing on so many levels. She recently opened a shop selling pre-designed & personal scriptures in handsome photo frames. You can choose one of her favorite scriptures or bring your own to the table. What a wonderful way to make a rather simple gift feel more personal. Visit Paula’s store here.
My close friend Jill with Live Like You, who I have mentioned many times on my blog, keeps on adding more fabulous products to her private label. She has just launched a brand new pillow line. Quality and many different colors. All wonderful! Visit Jill’s store here.
And images of her interiors can be found on ads (for the home section of a leading morning paper) on buses all over Stockholm! How cool is that! You rock girl friend!
Via Jill I have met another friendly Swede, Erica with Studio Eriksdotter, who is a talented artist in Washington DC. Her artwork has been shown all over blog land. She has found her very own niche with her commissioned bridal bouquet paintings — all with a fresh, modern touch. Personal gifts for birthdays, anniversaries and special holidays. What a wonderful way of preserving memories for generations to come. Beats a dry flower bouquet for sure! The popular art pieces are all hand painted by Erica. (She works off photos). Visit her studio here.
And last but not least, my close friend Tina, with The Enchanted Home, took her passion to the next level by launching (this past weekend!) her first on-line store, offering home goods she is truly passionate about. In her store you will find exquisite items like monogrammed napkins, etched glass lanterns and unique silver pieces, among other things. I am not telling what I am getting this week, because then you will just snap it up before me! Visit Tina’s shop here.
I AM SO PROUD OF my friends! They are all staying true to who they are what they really like. And with true passion follows success – however you define success. Rooting for them all! (And all my other entrepreneurial friends who I have highlighted in the past and will highlight again).
And, for my own little shop, I almost fell off my chair when I learned that one of my products (Ilse Jacobsen’s boots) is featured in the April issue (page 24) of Fitness Magazine. How incredibly rewarding to know that my store, Splendid Willow Avenue, will reach 1.5 million readers. Pinching myself over here!
For all of you who have your own business ideas that you are really passionate about – just do it! If it is is meant to be, you will be amazed how things will start to come together.
Happy new week to you all.
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