Wednesday, October 27, 2010

One small step forward. One giant leap of faith.

Or so it feels to me.

Many of you have probably noticed that my dream, my business, is in the very beginning stages and as such, I have been worried to put myself 'out there' so to speak.  I work full time outside of my home and have not had a lot of time to devote to growing my business.  This has caused me to hold back more than I probably should.  So, I decided to do something about it.
My dear friend, and mentor, Kay Green is the owner of My Precious Kid ( and a remarkable woman on SO many fronts.  She has been one of my biggest cheerleaders throughout the birth and short life of my business.  I would not be where I am now if it were not for her gentle, yet firm, push in the direction of my dreams.
Last week, Kay put out the call to sponsor a flash giveaway via her business's Facebook page.  I didn't know what it was at the time, but in prompted my interest for sure.  So I contacted her.  I said . .  is it okay for me to do this, even if I don't have all of my ducks in a row?  (If you've even attempted to look at my business's website, you'll know this to be true.)  In her ever so loving way, Kay responded, "Start where you are and build." So I did.  I signed up to be a sponsor and set forth creating a 2-page 12x12 Fall Layout for her giveaway.  And in turn, I received an increase of nearly 150 Facebook "Fans" to my From Milestones to Memories business page (!/FromMilestonestoMemories).  And here is what the winner received:

Nothing about the process was easy. In fact, it was pretty scary for the most part.  But I did it.  I took another step of faith in the direction of my dreams. And I will continue to do so as long as I am able. And God willing, someday, in the not too distant future, From Milestones to Memories will be more reality than dream.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Welcome to From Milestones to Memories

Thank you for coming to check out my new blog.  It has been a long time coming but recent life changes have prompted me to take steps towards fulfilling one of my dreams.  Which is to use the gifts and talents I have been blessed with to bless the lives of others, thus From Milestones to Memories was born.
Three years ago at a women's conference, it was brought to my attention that I had a dream.  One that for one reason or another had been pushed aside over the years. That day though, I grabbed ahold of that dream and my innate abilities, and things started to click.
I have always loved graphic design, layout structure, spacial relations and stickers!  Not only that, but I really enjoy people and interacting with them on a personal level.  Which is why From Milestones to Memories is such a perfect fit for me.
I take your photos and other mementos and assemble them in such a way as to honor the memories they represent and to help you tell YOUR story. 
From Milestones to Memories was created for all of those people who have boxes (or digital files) of old photographs just sitting dormant.  For those who do not have the time, or feel they don't have the ability to breathe life back into those memories, I want to help you do just that.  Whether you're creating new memories or showcasing old ones, I can help you. The products and services I plan to offer will include Hand-made Custom Scrapbooks, Pre-made Baby Books, Memorabilia Collages, Digital Photo Books, Photo Archiving and Small Business Graphic design.
This is just the beginning of a wonderful journey and I hope that you will choose to join me as I press on ahead to bring life to your most precious Milestones and Memories.