Saturday, October 27, 2007

A smiling mule...

As I was browsing the net this morning, a moment of pride hit me. (Not necessarily a good thing, but at least I'm being honest about it.) I'm very proud of my stick-to-it-ive-ness. I stumbled into jewelry design 5 or so years ago and I've stuck with it. I decided to make a business out of it, rather than just a hobby, and I've stuck with it. I registered with the name PamperingBeki (not knowing better at the time!) and I've stuck with it. I've never once waivered on who I am, my design style, or where I'm headed. Sure I've learned a lot and grown a lot, and that process is never ending. But my strong will and stubbornness has kept me on the same path that I started, and I'm very happy about that. I make a decision and I stick with it. I think that consistancy has helped build the wonderful client base I have now, and kept my name and designs recognizable in buyers eyes. Mama always said I was stubborn as a mule, and today I'm grateful for that.

I realized that my first blog post was over a year ago in September. My first post consisted of no words, only my logo. haha! But I was testing the waters and trying to learn this blogging thing. I had absolutely no idea where my blog would take me, but it was something I wanted to try. Little did I know I'd enjoy it so much and meet so many wonderful people!

One of those wonderful people is the incredibly talented Amy of Razz Pizazz Boutique. I stumbled across her items and featured her on my Love List some time ago. Little did I know what a wonderful person she is, in addition to being incredibly talented! She was sweet enough to nominate me for a You Make Me Smile Award. :) (See me smiling?!)

I'd love to nominate a whole bunch of people because there are just so many that have made me smile! But I'm going to limit myself to one because that's a rule I set for my blog a long time ago... Same rule goes for tagging, I only tag one person no matter how many I'm supposed to. (There's that stubbornness again!)

Amelia, of Sweet Feet Boutique, is who I'm nominating for the You Make Me Smile award. I met her briefly through the ebay boutique community, then got to know her further through the Boutique Cafe forums, and then the blogging community. I'm not sure there is a sweeter or more talented person out there! She is exactly as she appears to be, and that's so refreshing! Her outward beauty is just a small reflection of her inner beauty. So thanks Amelia for making me smile and for being the wonderful person you are!


Unknown said...

Nice selection to gifts.
Hi I am a cartoonist and am creating a kids content website. I want you to check it out and see if you enjoy it. It is still in the early stages of construction, but I need some input. It is based on my daughter. Here it is, I have a link to my blog there and too some coloring pages. Please let me know what you think. I will be happy to add you to my blogroll if you will do the same. I hope we can be friends.

Shanilie said...

Happy blogaversary! Surprising how fast one year of blogging goes....and how we gradually progress over time.

What a nice award!