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Twenty years – in a wink

I can tell you that we opened Do It Yourself Crafts 20 years ago, but I can’t quite make myself believe it. June 12, 1999. I know that I put in the long days and nights, but the years have been so short. Sounds like how I feel about my 13-year-old son – how did the time go so quickly?

But it did. We opened a long time ago with an idea that has changed more than once. The only constant, as they say, is change. But there are still things that are the same. Some of the dust, probably, but we try to ignore that.

I still want people to come here and be inspired.

I still see people excited about what they made.

I still love when I get that perfect baby handprint, holding that sweet size for a momma to cherish forever.

I tell everyone that I have the greatest job on earth. I really do. I’m here when you are having a great time. You are celebrating something wonderful – Christmas and birthdays and bridal showers and just a wonderful day with friends.

My store is where the memories are made. I’ve made so many here, and I love when I’m a part of your memories.

I don’t know what the next 20 years will hold, but it starts now. I can’t wait to see what happens next.