Today marks a special day here in the HH studios… our second anniversary. 2 years ago, I embarked on an amazing adventure and dove head first into becoming a small business owner! When I decided to open Hoopla House Creative, I had no idea the impact it would have on me. Being able to turn my passion into a full time job has been such a blessing. The friends I’ve met, couples I’ve worked with, adventures I’ve been on and the confidence and happiness I’ve found within myself is something that I only dreamed of.
It all started about 3 years ago over Thanksgiving weekend when I decided that I would be in control of my happiness and my destiny. I told my parents and Ryan that I was going to work towards owning my own business. That night I took out my handy sketch book that I kept next to my nightstand and started making a list of everything that needed to be done. I jotted down dates next to each item as a “goal” and soon realized that this was going to take a long time, a whole year in fact. I took a deep breath and said to myself, “Alright, let’s get to work!”
From then on I spent nights and weekends working toward my dream. I designed samples, worked on my website, developed a brand and a plan to promote it. It wasn’t easy but it never felt like work, I couldn’t wait to get home to work on my dream.
I get asked all the time how I came up with our name, Hoopla House Creative:
Thanksgiving weekend was when I officially decided that I was going to go after my dream. Well, that year we were also hosting our first Thanksgiving in our first place together! We had the whole family over – our parents and all of our aunts, uncles and cousins in our tiny little kitchen. It was the first Thanksgiving we hosted in our new home so as you can imagine all of the women in our family over compensated for my lack of cooking. We had food everywhere. There was laughing, food, wine, “screaming” (Italian family) and football on in the background. Complete chaos – the best kind of course.
Those are the kind of celebrations that I love, that we all love… the kind that are bursting at the seams with love, joy and happiness. So much Hoopla in one little House. There you have it, Hoopla House Creative.
With that being said, my wish for you is that all of your celebrations be filled with as much hoopla as our “first weekend” had. Cheers to 2 years and many more to come. Thank you for supporting me in my dreams and trusting me to apart of your milestones, It’s been such an honor to work with you.
To celebrate this past year, I’m holding a giveaway to thank our amazing followers. To enter, you must like our facebook page and leave me a comment in this post telling me about an up-coming celebration. Whether it be a wedding, birthday, a little one on the way, or a special holiday tradition you’re looking forward to… I’d love to hear about it!
One lucky winner will receive $100 towards custom Hoopla House stationery. This could include your choice of wedding stationery, holiday cards, and birthday or baby shower invitations. Enter anytime between now and November 15th. The winner will be chosen on November 16th. Good luck and thanks for celebrating!
Terms and Conditions:
– You must like the Hoopla House Creative Facebook page and leave me a comment on the contest post.
– This giveaway is open to US residents.
– Closing date for entries will be November 15th, 2016 at 11:59 pm.
– Winners will be announced on November 16th. If you fail to claim your prize within seven days, I will draw a new winner.