Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The beginning

Once upon a time, MANY YEARS ago......

there was a young lady that was enchanted with all things European.
After spending time in the Netherlands as an exchange student she decided
to come home, pack up and move to Luzern. Shortly after arrival, she became engaged
to a nice dutch lad.  Aawwww (it didn't work out forever though).

The young lady did fall deeply in love with a wonderful way of life.
Walking most places, being satisfied with the smallest of  things, and the MARKETS.
The markets inspired her to try to make bath and body products.
Even after accepting a position with Clinique as a Regional Education Manager she
still made her products. She called her line THE FRENCH ELEMENTS and 
friends were given products whether they wanted them or not.
She started to get requests. After her long career ended, she thought "this is it".
An "aha" moment.
Things fell in to place.

She  worked on packaging. Still love it. It had that Provence thing
going for it-hehe.

Cute huh?

She decided to open an online shop. The look changed over time (and that was a good thing).
She loved the product, loved the shop, but something had changed.
After all those years, the PASSION WAS GONE and she believes in passion.
While still whipping up products, she started to work on other projects and 
that brings you up to date.

I am so happy to have found my passion for a second time.
Hubby, that includes you also, if you are reading this-hehe.
I know I have been scarce in blogland.
 I will attempt to ignite that passion again.

love and hugs to each of you.


Elizabethd said...

Aaah! what a lovely tale, and what gorgeous products you made.

Ms. Bake-it said...

Good to see a post from you Barb! Great tale. Passions do come and go or sometimes evolve into something a bit different.

~ Tracy

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Barb,
I didn't know you made beauty products...how cool is that!
I love your red star fish pillow :)
Yeah your passion is back, Hubby must be smiling...
Have a sweet day an big hugs, Elizabeth

A Tale of Two Cities said...

I loved hearing your story. Funny what foundations are laid early in life that shape us so. Glad you've found your passion--keep in touch with blogging. I love to hear from you.

Belle Inspiration Magazine said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely story Barb. Your bath products look lovely. Glad you found your passion - again!
Bonne chance!

Theresa said...

And she lived happily ever after:) Loved hearing all about your beginning! Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

Anonymous said...

Looks like you have evolved. Barb, did you really live in the Netherlands? How cool was that! My daughter was an exchange student in Belgium. She loved it and wanted to live there too but alas, it just wasn't meant to be


Sea Witch said...

what a lovely fairy tale that came true. Sea witch

Bonnie said...

Hi Barb, it is so wonderful to learn a little more about you! You look so excited and full of life in that photo and how I wish I could have tried your products. I would certainly miss you if you stopped blogging.

Enjoy your Sunday, Bonnie

Merry said...

Did you make this tale?


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