…for all of the birthday wishes this week.
…for all of the amazing 400+ customers who purchased during our sale.
…the gazillion packages sitting by my front door ready to go out today.
…the news that we just secured a lease on office space for the shop.
…for a husband who has put up with running a busy shop out of our house for four months.
…for happy, healthy children who rarely complain about mommy working so much.
…for a mother that stepped in and joined the payroll and truly loves packaging products.
…for an assistant who keeps me sane and even does my laundry (yes, you can be jealous now).
…for another assistant who handles every single customer inquiry all day long.
…for design assistant that handles printables even while on vacation, never missing a beat.
…for an inventory manager who watches the shop even at 3:30am.
…for a photographer who turns projects around overnight to meet my deadlines.
…for a father who discovered prostate cancer very early and is doing well.
…for the best friends and family we will celebrate my birthday with this weekend.
…for a vacation next week to spend time with my dad, brother and family.
…and for you, my readers who are always here for me, cheering me on.

I am very thankful. Have a wonderful weekend! 

{thankful image via pinterest :: source unknown}


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    Tina Dahl says

    And I am thankful for YOU, your great sites and your fabulous staff! I am amazed how much we have in common…I too have a dad who discovered he had prostate cancer very early on and has been doing great since! I just love your site Kim and am so thrilled and excited for you and your growth. Congrats on the new office space and continued sucess to you. Remember, if you ever need another design assistant, let me know :)

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      Tina, I am crowning you #1 TomKat fan. I always appreciate you taking the time to comment here on the blog! Comments are way down on all blogs and it’s always nice to know someone is reading and appreciating your posts! I will absolutely keep you in mind when we hire again! xoxo

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    I just had to “stop in” and let you know that this very well may be the best post you’ve ever written! It’s amazing and inspiring to see you work so hard and be rewarded with such success. Well done!!

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    Sabeha says

    You are a true inspiration Kim! I am pretty sure I am over my post birth hormonal stage…yet I find myself tearing over your blog post today. Love how truly modest and thankful you are for everything. Have a great time celebrating this weekend. You deserve it :)

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    Happy (belated) Birthday Kim, you are an inspiration to us all! Especially to mums who have a business to run and look after their family…. wishing you all the best!

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    What a beautiful post to be sooo thankful for. I have watched your company from the early stages and LOVE every detail. The first post I ever saw on your site was the Dreamers into Doers trip to NYC. Although, I had been in business for sometime after reading it, you were the one that gave me HOPE. Fast forward a few years and I can gladly say I was a DREAMER who was blessed enough to go to NYC this past March. Well heck I was estatic when you became a fan of my business page :) Keep inspiring, dreaming, doing and believing… ♥ Val {Greyson Design}

    One of my favorite Quotes:
    You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you. -Maya Angelou

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    renee says

    Happy Belated Birthday! You have so much to be thankful for! I’m always thankful for your amazing creativity and the beautiful photos I love to see on your blog each day! I’ll be sending positive thoughts out for your dad.

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    Brenda says

    Amazing post, Kim! Congratulations on all of your success – you deserve it! Even now, rubbing elbows with Pottery Barn Kids, Martha Stewart, & HGTV, and more, you remain beautifully humble and thankful and you are such an inspiration!! I hope you have a great vacation & a {belated} happy birthday!!

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    Cherie B says

    First, Happiest of Birthdays to YOU!
    Second, just a quick comment regarding your dad,. My dad was diagnosed around Christmas and came out with no trace of cancerous cells! Hes 72 years old and has always been very healthy. He did 8 weeks of radiation and at his first 6 month post dr appt dr said it appeared that they had gotten it all. Prayers for the same quick return to health for your dad!

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