Happy Monday! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!! Ours was quite busy and I'm looking forward to a slower-paced week ahead, if that even exists.
Today I'm so excited to be featuring Grains of Grace, an incredible shop based in Lake Stevens, WA, which specializes in modern hexagon shelves and other home decor, run by beautiful Mama Jess.
Jess shares more of her story below...
"Hi, I'm Jess. I am married to my best friend Blair and I am a Mama to a 15 month old boy, Theo. We live in the great Pacific Northwest, just north of Seattle, WA. Blair and I are both registered nurses and work odd schedules -- night shift, day shift, and everything in between. We love to enjoy walks around our neighborhood, head out to Lake Roesinger on our days off, and go camping for vacations. When I am not chasing my little man around, tending to my home or working on the shop, I love to spend time with my closest girlfriends. These relationships are very precious to me, they energize my mind, and they fill my heart and soul. I could not do what I am doing without the influence of so many God fearing women."
"The name Grains of Grace comes from my love of creating things out of wood (grain) and my love for Jesus (grace). I knew before opening my business I would need a ton of grace for myself in order to balance being a wife, mom, and artist. I think many woman are told "you can't have it all" - while there is some truth to that, I believe you CAN chase your wildest dreams if you live a life of grace. Grace for yourself, and grace for others. I'm most inspired when I see other woman and moms designing and creating; it totally inspires me to keep pressing forward."
"The most challenging parts of owning my business, if I was to be perfectly honest, are comparison and jealousy. In the social media age it is so easy to find your worth in the amount of followers or the number of likes. I constantly have to remind myself why I started this business. My absolute heart is to add joy to the homes of my customers and reflect the beauty of our creator in each thing I make. Whenever I feel the sting of jealousy I force myself to stop, humble myself before the Lord and pray through those thoughts."
"When I am able to encourage others to follow their dreams I feel most rewarded. I recently met a young woman through Etsy who wants to open a shop and I am now mentoring her; I have met so many wonderful people through Etsy and Instagram who have cheered me on, and I love when I can pay that forward to others. The absolute best part of owning my business is having the freedom to create and pursue my artist heart. It gives me the freedom to be intentional with my art and devote time to the gift that God gave me."
From the moment I connected with Jess, I could not help but be touched by her kind and sincere heart. She is the real deal and her passion for what she creates, coupled with her genuine heart for God, came through every conversation we had. Her pieces are beautifully made and truly perfect for any room in the home; I hung our honeycomb display as part of a gallery wall over our master bed that we completed this summer. The hexagon shelf is on another bedroom wall, and is perfect to display candles, small books, flowers and more.
In her shop, Jess also offers wooden wall arrows with map details, solid wooden arrows, personalized growth charts and more. In addition to the pieces in our home from Grains of Grace, my absolute favorite new item in her shop is her custom house number address sign.
Because we love everything from her shop -- not only for the design and quality, but because of the heart behind it, you can save 10% off your total purchase today through Wednesday using the code BLESSEDNEST10 at checkout
>> start shopping here <<
AND because every Monday needs a little pick-me-up, head over to my instagram @blessednestblog to enter to win a $30 shop credit to Grains of Grace to choose your own favorite piece to add to your home! XO