February 15th, 2023

The date February 15th, 2023 will always be one I remember. This was the day I got the keys for my first official “warehouse” for my business. Holy cow was I excited! This was a much needed component for Lraedesign to continue to grow and be able to serve my people in the best way possible. To say this was a blessing is an understatement! I am so excited to for the future and hope you will all come along for the ride!

I started my business in February of 2019 and finally, after four years, all of my days and nights working from my kitchen table have paid off. Yes, seriously…my business was based out of my double wide mobile home for FOUR YEARS!!! I can’t quite believe it myself! The only area I had to do my crafts and store all of my supplies was smack dab in the center of the kitchen. This just goes to show that if you want something bad enough you will do what it takes to get there. And I did just that! I often thought about what it would be like when that day finally came. I honestly had no idea when that would be and I just knew that I was living my dream and I was gonna keep doing whatever I had to do to be able to provide for my family and continue growing my small business.

When I first started my business back in 2019, it was just a side gig…nothing too major as I was a full time hairstylist. Each year I would make more and more income with my side gig and knew that was what I wanted to do full time as soon as it was feasible. Fast forward to October 2021…This was my last month in the salon doing hair and seeing my clients. Talk about a roller coaster of emotions. My clients were like my family. I knew so much about them and they knew so much about me. It was SO HARD to leave them but they knew I was doing what was right for me and that I was pursuing my dream. They were all SO SUPPORTIVE! Change is HARD you guys but it is SO WORTH IT!!! Take the chance, make the change, and chase your dreams!

As my business coach always says, “do it scared”-Brooke Riley

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  1. I am so very happy for you! I don’t know how long I’ve been following you…but I always enjoy seeing what you are going to create and I love your personality that shines through your videos.

    I am a hobbyist/crafter and I give everything away that I make. I haven’t taken the plunge to make it a business yet…possibly one day. Right now fear has a hold on me. Lol

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