Featured in Stimuli Magazine: Create Your Beautiful Life

We're so proud to announce that Carrie's second blog post for Stimuli Magazine has been published! 

She continues the story from her first blog post about how The Passionate Home got its start. Carrie describes how she discovered the desire to own her own store, and how she could close her eyes and see it happening.

We wanted to share an excerpt with you below. You can read the full article here, and stay tuned for a new post next month!

Create Your Beautiful Life

Have you ever closed your eyes and seen yourself doing something great, something you’ve never done before, something that you have always wanted to do?

I can close my eyes and remember back, before The Passionate Home opened its doors in 2006. I was reading the local paper and in the bottom right corner was an ad for a new “home décor” store opening soon. I was so mad…I was mad because it wasn’t me! I had no right to be angry, as I wasn’t the one taking any chances.

I also remember visiting a new store opening in New Westminster and when we entered the store the owner was sweeping her floors with her little corn broom, as the sun was shining in and her walls were all exposed brick. I was so jealous… I was jealous and I had no right to be, I hadn’t made the choice to open a retail store.

Well, I went right home and did what any temporarily insane and needy woman would do: I called my sister!  I told her everything! I told her everything I had seen, everything I had felt and everything that I wanted to do and do you know what she said?

“Yeah, so what are you waiting for?”


Read the rest of the post here.

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