I am a Marine wife, mother of three, crafter and businesswoman. That last word feels a little funny to say out loud. I started this business while my husband was on deployment in Afghanistan. At the time, I did not realize I was planting the seeds for starting a business. I was just inviting women into my house for a night of crafting once a month to save my sanity. Staying home with little ones while your husband is away can take its toll. I found so much joy teaching women how to paint and create something beautiful! It wasn’t until my husband came home after 10 months away that I realized I was going to start a business. We needed the extra income and I wanted to be home with the children as much as possible. So starting a paint party business was where I began. When I started my business, I was not the best painter, but I enjoyed it. Three years later, I am a much better painter and teacher! My husband is no longer in the Marine Corps, but instead is very close to getting his college degree. I am so proud to say that my business has supported our family over the last year in ways I never expected that it could. I’m so thankful and blessed.