by Cindy Knight of cksilver
Introducing: Shannon Guerra
Shannon is hosting a giveaway!
The lucky winner of Shannon's giveaway will get three star Christmas ornaments similar to these ones, although the colors may be different. To be entered to win, please comment on this blog posting with your favorite item in her shop, and include your email so we can contact you in the event you are the winner. The winner will be announced on next Wednesday's Featured Artist post.
I am a lifelong Alaskan and currently live in beautiful Wasilla with my amazing husband, four kiddos, and two cats. Homeschooling and raising our kids to be world-changers is my full-time job! We are also in the process of adopting 1-2 children internationally.
How did you get your start on Etsy?
I started selling online through Etsy in September of 2008, after selling locally through boutiques and craft fairs for 1 1/2 years.
Baruch is the name of our son, who died from miscarriage on Mother's Day, 2003. Baruch means "blessing" in Hebrew. Baruch's Lullaby was started mainly as a means to help us donate more to the pro-life cause, because after we saw his perfect tiny body, we were convinced like never before that life begins at conception. We continue to donate 10-30% of every sale to our local pregnancy care centers, and the rest is helping us pay for adoption expenses.
What does a typical day look like for you?
A typical day for us revolves around homeschool, not business. So, there's lots of reading, some math and journaling, chores, more reading, outside play, a game or two, dress up, legos...I guess I should also mention timeouts, arguments, apologies, owies, and other messes, but that's just not as interesting! I generally knit while reading, watching a movie with my husband, or while we're driving around doing errands (he drives, not me!) and then get the "computer work" (relisting, renewing, editing, answering convos, emailing customers) done in small chunks throughout the day.
I'd love to go to Ireland...or see the Maldives...or go to New England in the fall...or see the Pyramids. But as a consolation prize I'd just be thrilled with an undisturbed afternoon at our local coffee shop, knitting and reading Charles Dickens, without anyone asking me to escort them to the restroom the entire time.
What is your favorite Bible verse?
Right now, today - is Romans 8:37...we are more than conquerors through Him who loved (loves!) us. Ask me tomorrow, though, and I'll give you a different one.
What is your favorite Etsy item listing to feature?
My favorite item to feature is this scarf, just because I love the picture (so much that you'll see it on my avitar, business cards, and FB profile)! It just makes me smile every time!
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Please take a moment and visit Shannon's shop, and give her some love!