Today we are celebrating FOUR years from the time All Inspired Boutique came to be as an online store. And today we are giving God ALL THE GLORY for what we have seen happen in these last four years through steadfastly following His hand!
You see- when all of this started we were going to be an online business. A store was never part of the plan. But there was another plan- for women to be together and connect, and for this amazing family of women to shine His light every single day.
Our story in just four short years has taken us from a little store in Johns Creek, GA to a really big and amazing 4,500 square foot store. Today we are excited to share our newest adventure. We will be opening an All Inspired Boutique in downtown Clemson in March 2017! For this orange blooded gal- this is a dream come true! You can read more about it on our post here!
Our story has been all about BELIEVING in God's faithful hand each step of the way, and believing anything is possible. I hope you are inspired today to BELIEVE in yourself- take just a moment to ponder whatever God is putting on your heart and nudging you towards. Be still. Listen. And know that if you just believe amazing things can happen.
So today- we celebrate believing.
And we hope you are inspired to believe in yourself and your dreams!
We even have this bracelet as a special gift to celebrate our birthday!
And today, with a very grateful heart, we give all the glory to the Lord above. For it is through believing in Him that all things are possible.
Three years ago on this day All Inspired Boutique became a reality as an online store. The weeks before that were fast and furious to get the website ready to launch in time for the holiday season. From the beginning, though, I did my best to make every decision and step in prayer, carefully following God's hand. Even in the craziness to get the website up and running, we could see Him at work in so many ways. From finding local vendors to work with, to even guiding our steps in those first trips to a very overwhelming market in Atlanta.
If someone had told me that three years from that day we would have a 4,500 square foot storefront and 10 amazing ladies working with us, I would never have believed them. You see, I NEVER wanted to have a store. Never, ever was that even on the drawing board as part of the plan for All Inspired. God, however, had quite a different plan.
I want to inspire you to think about what big plans God has for you. Because I can tell you, He has them. What is pricking at your heart? Are you ready to follow your dreams? Put your trust in Him, be ready to follow His hand, and don't be afraid to dream big. We have a BIG God with BIG plans for all of us.
Today we give Him all the glory for what has been created at our special little boutique in Johns Creek, Georgia through an amazing staff of women who shine His light each and every day. And today we hope you are ALL INSPIRED to follow your own dreams, and most of all, to trust in Him.
Ever had one of those times when it feels like God just takes your hand and pulls you forward, opening every door and removing every obstacle? When He makes it so crystal clear that you are exactly where you need to be at exactly the right time? That’s what it has been like in getting All Inspired started- from the many fabulous vendors I found on my very first trip to the mart, to the many local artisans who have literally appeared out of no where, to the resources and tools that have made our opening in such a short time possible. It is amazing what can happen when we get out of our own way and put Him in charge.
This was nearly my journey two years ago, when I left a fabulous company that was under new ownership and had taken on a different direction that was not a fit for me. Evidently He knew I wasn’t ready just yet- and instead another incredible journey filled with the most amazing, faithful women- sisters really- and opportunities to stretch and grow, came along. That journey ended far sooner than I could have ever imagined, but along the way I have had the joy of working with hundreds of hostesses and thousands of customers in my 11 years in direct selling- and have loved every minute of helping others create a haven in their home and special moments for their families. I have had the blessing of encouraging others and watching them grow and do things they never believed they were capable of through owning their own business. And all along the way- there has been one constant thread. There is always a need to inspire- a need to share just who we are with others, a need to encourage and support, and a need to bring the best to every day.
All Inspired is meant to help you do just that- in every part of your life. It’s all about showing everyone who you are on the inside, down to your very soul. It’s about being strong and not being afraid to share what you believe, being true to yourself, and most of all- showing your heart.
I can’t wait to share more with you through this blog- from stories about the amazing artisans who have created many of the pieces that are included in our boutique, along with ideas to bring a little inspiration into your life. We have lots more fabulous on the way very soon, and you can expect lots of things to be switching out very quickly. Many of our artisan pieces are available in limited amounts- and some are even one of a kind treasures. So if you love it, snap it up sister! It may not be there the next time you take a look!
I am ever grateful for this opportunity to inspire others through our boutique, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds.