Magnolia Bound

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I’m really excited! Chip & Joanna Gaines inspire so many through their print and television media, but it doesn’t stop there! Their gift for building and design shines throughout the many remodeled homes in the Waco, Texas area along with Magnolia Market, Magnolia Table, and their international home furnishings business.

October is here and it’s time for Magnolia’s Silobration event in Waco. My husband and I planned a visit but waited before making reservations when I learned about the chance to win a trip for two to Waco for Silobration. You’ve heard of Kickstarter- a crowd-funding online site? Well, Chipstarter launched a year ago with the goal of helping individuals and companies launch their dreams. Chipstarter 2.0 was announced at the end of August, and I went to work creating my business plan and video entry. You can watch the two-minute video here. The winning finalists will spend the event weekend in Waco and be introduced at the Friday and Saturday evening concerts, at which point Chipstarter winners will be announced.

I learned a short while ago that I did not make the finalist cut, and that is really okay. And not because I’m still going to the Silobration. It’s okay because I know that God is orchestrating the steps of those who are the finalists, and he is orchestrating mine and others’ the same. Every detail is progressing as it should and in the timing that is beneficial. My greatest takeaway is that I stepped out to do something that felt risky, a necessary trait to have for business. And, in preparing my entry, I finetuned the vision and mission for Renee Beamer Harbor & Home. We started right here on WordPress, and some of you have been with me from the onset. But this is not where we remain. A starting place is just that- the start. Only heaven knows the full reach, and I’m loving the step-by-step discovery!

So, we leave for Texas in two weeks! I promise to take lots of pictures and to share our adventure with you! My main reason for going to the Silobration event is to see artisans’ booths at the outdoor vendor fair. I’m preparing for my first show later this fall, and I want to learn from others who do it well. I also believe new places discovered when traveling inspire me to create. And although the Winter Soulstice line is nearly complete and ready for launch, the Summer Soulstice line awaits definition.

All this talk of selling my handcrafted product line leads me to think I’m leaving you empty-handed if I don’t give you a chance to peruse and purchase gifts for yourself and special people in your life! If you agree, meet me on my Facebook Page on November 24 for Small Business Saturday. I’ll be slinging home decor on FB Live and would love to meet you there!

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