$5,000 and a Prayer
I had always been the decorator of the family. My love for decorating and creating decor came about when I was about 12. I remember my grandmother had some craft materials and asked me to help her create a fun table centerpiece one summer, and I guess as they say, "The rest is history!" After that, I began craft making of all kinds- sewing, restoring old things, and of course decorating spaces.
I graduated college and moved back to my home town to teach school and go to grad school when my inner creative bug started to really bite. I was "unofficially" restoring and redesigning old things and decorating new spaces in my own home and in the homes of friends. But, it was one day when a dear friend trusted my design gifting and asked me to come alongside her and lead the design of her son's nursery, that it became a reality to me that this was indeed a calling, not just a hobby. When we completed the project, that sweet friend challenged me to consider turning my hobby into a business endeavor, which was something that had been a shelved dream in my heart for ages. So, I stepped out in faith and Ahava Home is what has evolved from God's provision and that leap of courage and . To say that I am beyond grateful is an understatement. It is the greatest blessing to be able to do what I have always dreamed of doing. I started with $5K, a prayer and a lot of crazy faith. It started out as the scariest endeavor, yet has evolved into the most invigorating journey, and I am grateful for every season of it. To God be the glory, forever and always.
Ahava Home CEO and Creative Director
"Never, never, never give up!"