THE BUD

I grew up with a dad who owned his own business and I seriously thought he was the coolest person in the world. Every once in awhile he would take me to work with him for a day and would let me take home some of the products his business made in a little box. I would always bring them to school the next day to show off how cool my dad was.

I truly believe it was watching my dad work hard and pursue his dreams that planted the spirit of entrepreneurship in my heart.

Growing up, I was constantly experimenting with decorating in my room and luckily had parents who let me do as I pleased as long as I didn't paint anything (there was an epic battle regarding the shade of Malibu pink I wanted my room to be when I was 14 years old).  It was my first time experimenting with color, textures, and design. Once I turned 16 and could drive, I spent most of my summers searching through vintage and consignment stores trying to find the perfect items to complete my bedroom. I've continued this search for years now but have always found myself frustrated as nothing seemed to really fit my style and budget. This frustration only grew as I got married and had a small budget to decorate my home.

In January of 2016, Colby and I moved across the country to do internships in Washington, DC. This had always been a dream for both of us, and I was looking forward to pursuing an ambitious career as I had just graduated college. I had always known that the East coast was a hub for cool antique treasures and did a lot of research to find the best places to go scavenge. For Valentine's Day, I got my wish and Colby took me to Frederick, Maryland, a quaint farm town right outside of DC. We went to these amazing markets that women held in their barns out in the country that were filled to the brim with goodies that I had always dreamed of finding as a 16 year old.

It was love at first sight for me. I knew that I had to do something like this one day. 

This is when the "bud" of Blossom Home began for me. It took me an entire year after my "aha" moment to muster the courage to follow my dreams. I really don't think without Colby's gentle nudges to move forward that I would have ever been capable of doing it on my own. He was the first person to believe in me and my dreams. Vulnerability and risk has never come easily to me, and I have never felt so out of my element in my life. But I have also never felt so wholehearted in my life. Taking charge of my dreams has been one of the most empowering things that I have ever done as a woman. 
Planning our first batch of inventory in October 2016

I hope that Blossom Home can be a place for all women to feel inspired to make their homes and life beautiful. I can't say thank you enough for your support of this little business of mine. Colby and I have put our heart and soul into this business and care so deeply about making it special place for you! Every order, every comment, means so much to us. So fellow blossoms. . . let's do this thing, be brave, and learn how to blossom together! 

XOXO-Mallory


3 comments

  • I’ve been thinking about doing an online store. Could you do a post on how you research and find your inventory, what you do once you find the items, and then how much you budget to stock your own inventory? Any guidance would be much appreciated!

    Laurie
  • I seriously love this! I feel like I can connect with your story! When I was 12, I decided I was going to redesign my room. My mother was thrilled the day she finally became aware of this project AFTER I had painted the entire interior of my closet peachy orange! Haha anyway, I am excited to see all you do with Blossom Home!

    Kylee Seitz
  • I love this Mallory! You are a great inspiration to those wanting to follow dreams! Good luck!

    Jordyn

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