When I became a mother 19 years ago, I recognized early on that a void existed in the marketplace for products that reflected my children physically. I felt that there was a REAL need for products in the marketplace that were a positive reflection of my own children…fun, colorful, creative products. Products that imbued confidence and a sense of pride and empowerment.
Frustrated with this void and after years of working in ‘Corporate America’ I decided to start my own interior design business. I specialized in custom design, that would reflect the spirit and personality of the child and family. I absolutely love getting to know my clients and coming up with designs that directly reflect their personality – it has been a true joy!
I spent eight years focusing on juvenile, commercial and residential design that would eventually evolve into the niche of family-oriented design. Bringing a room to life, as a design artist, has been fun and rewarding.
As much as I love design, I still felt that original tug on my heart from years long ago that something was sorely missing in the marketplace. I felt the persistence of a dream that had taken root long ago, but had not yet found its way to the surface to thrive and grow….until now!
Seventeen years later I am dusting off my original business plan and beginning to pursue the dream that had taken root in my soul. A dream of starting an inclusion home lifestyle product line for children.
After my oldest went off to college I created, developed, designed and implemented Sunflower Kids for multi-cultural families. As much as I would like to take all the recognition for the timing and blossoming of this dream, I truly feel the evolution of Sunflower Kids in 2017 is a testament to God’s Glory. Putting my original dream on hold and waiting for His timing.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens
The very same village where I have raised my children, with the support of friends and neighbors has actually brought me full circle to my original dream. A village comprised of many cultures living together, learning together and supporting one another.
With my personal experience of living in a small town in the Midwest the concept of Sunflower Village began to blossom! Sunflower Village is a small slice of America that reflects all cultures living and learning together side by side. Sunflower Kids products are created to empower and reflect the individuality of each child.
My passions in art, color creativity, education, children and fun are the very framework upon which Sunflower Kids is built. So without further ado…with open arms and open heart…. I welcome you to Sunflower Village!!!