Excuse me a second while I channel my inner Irish on this fair, Monday ‘morn…
A Buczek Blessing: May April Bring You
For every persistent dandelion, a sweet-singing bird,
For every piece of pollen, a quick-working pill,
For every moment of yard work, a gentle-blowing breeze,
For every pesky weed, a pretty-growing bloom,
For every rainy day, a warm-glowing sun,
For every tornado watch, a pink-happy sky,
And For every moment of laborious Spring cleaning, a day of peaceful-clean!
-Jessica Buczek (German/English author of no decently-written Irish blessings)
And now, without further ado…may Spring ALSO bring you free-delightful things!
Meet Katie and her lovely Etsy shoppe, Absolutely Charming & Company.
Who are you?
I’m a wife, a mommy of two, sweet little girls (Annie, 2 and Clara, 2 weeks), a daughter, a sister, a part-time Marketing professional, and most importantly a follower of Jesus Christ. I love coffee dates, spending quality time with friends and family, traveling, massages, and crafting.
What inspired your Etsy shop?
My grandfather, who recently passed away, was an inventor and an entrepreneur. He always encouraged my brother and I to be creative and start businesses of our own. So with him as my inspiration, I started creating sterling silver, hand-stamped jewelry.
The necklaces themselves were inspired by my desire to have my very own “mommy necklace” after my first daughter was born. After much experimenting, I came up with a product that I love wearing everyday. Quickly, I started getting compliments on my necklace and then requests for orders. The majority of my orders have come by word of mouth, but I also wanted a place where people could order online; Etsy was the perfect solution.
What do you enjoy most about the products you make?
I love that the necklaces are classic and perfect for wearing everyday and for any occasion. The necklaces are easy to customize and aren’t just for mommies. They are perfect for individuals with a single initial, a wife with a couple’s charm, a mom with children initial(s), or even a grandmother with grandchildren initial(s).
In the past few months, what has been one of your favorite “uploaded memories” that you hope to tuck away and treasure forever?
We are adjusting to being a family of four and our oldest loves her new role as a big sister. The other day she sat next to her little sister, gave her a kiss, and unprompted started singing “Jesus Loves Me” to her. It melted my heart!
Could you share a recent example of a time where you received a “downloading of grace” and how it blessed your heart?
I am constantly falling short of the expectations I set for myself as a wife and mommy, but my husband never complains and is so quick to help around the house and spend quality time with his girls. He blesses me everyday!
What are you giving away?
I am giving away $20 in store credit to my Etsy store, so you can shop for what YOU like!
So how can you win this month’s “Shoppe-Talk” give-away?
In the comment section below, share something about Spring that you love and enjoy, and I will choose a random winner on Wednesday, 4:00 PM (EST).
Oh, and don’t forget–Mother’s Day is just around the corner (May 10th)! Katie has some great gift ideas to help you celebrate and honor your Mama! Click HERE to start shopping!