A new journey is underway. I am not sure where it will take me, but I am ready. A press release is going out at Noon today and I wanted to share the news with you first. I have been so aware (but denying) that my heart is just not into Bagolitas anymore. I miss philanthropy, community and feeling a great sense of purpose each day. BUT, I love to create. So what to do? I finally have settled on a solution and am so excited to open myself up to new possibilities. It’s a win win. Read on!
PRESS RELEASE 10.19.2012
First and foremost, I just wanted to take a minute to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support and interest in Bagolitas. SO hard to believe that it has already been over 7 years since I opened my home to show off my creations. If you have been following Bagolitas through the years, you are well aware of the rollercoaster ride of explosive growth through direct sales and rapid downsizing with the economy to a soft landing back in my home.
While I felt so incredibly blessed to be able to hang onto a piece of the company that I dearly, dearly love, I can’t shake what my heart is telling me – God is calling me to something new. The final push I needed was a book called Crazy Love by Fancis Chan. It is an inspiring book, calling us to live a radical, love-motivated life, fully surrendered to God. I was paralyzed after reading it the first time, trying to decipher what that looks like for my life. After reading it a second time and not wanting to let go, it is time.
BUT, it’s not exactly over. I love creating, love sharing what I create and think that is still an important part of who I am. Luckily, there is a brilliant solution called ETSY. It is a community of 400,000+ online stores of crafty people like myself. By moving over to ETSY, I can eliminate all of the overhead cost of keeping up my website. Hooray!
Because of my savings, I’m passing it on to you; FREE SHIPPING on all orders – 24/7! New items are already waiting, including toothfairy pillows and hot iron holders. Check it out: www.etsy.com/shop/BAGOLITAS
Moving to ETSY means that I will no longer have an email database, so this is the last email correspondence that you will be receiving. If you would like to continue our journey together, I would be thrilled! There are 4 ways to do that:
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A New Adventure!
The Iowa City Community Hunger Project:
“like” our facebook page to keep tabs on the project, happening June 7-8, 2013. Blessed are those who are generous, because they feed the poor. Proverbs 22:9
My small group from church is taking on this project and will be recruiting 500 volunteers and raising $22,000 to provide 100,000 meals for Feed My Starving Children. So exciting!
I am both honored and humbled that you have been part of this journey and look forward to all that is yet to come!