I thought I’d share a little bit about me and my story with you.

We’ll start with my college experience. In 2014, I graduated with honors from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Studies. I chose Communication Studies because it was a broad major and I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do yet. But, I knew this major was a good fit for me!



After graduation, I experienced the not-so-wonderful experience of job searching (and a much more meaningful spell of soul searching).

As I searched for a job, I realized that my dream job would include three things: A) I wanted to work with my family(…cuz I love them to pieces!) B) I wanted to be creative! It’s my passion. C) I wanted to make a difference in the lives of others. I knew that starting my own design shop would allow me to accomplish all three of my “dream job” goals. However, the stinkin’ critter called “FEAR” kept crawling all over my thoughts. So, I continued to search through jobs that did not excite my soul in the least.

Finally, I’d had enough. I made the decision to stop letting fear hold me back and opened my own design shop. And on September 7, 2015, Southern Hearts Design was born.

Now, I also offer services to help with YOUR small business! You can check out my portfolio here! Let me know if you see something you like and would like to work with me!

In our Etsy shop, Southern Hearts Home, you will find handmade designs created to make your house the home of your dreams. All of our products are one-of-a-kind designs with a touch of southern whimsy.

You can check out the Etsy shop here: southernheartshome.etsy.com

We have also recently opened a printable Etsy shop! Here, you’ll find several awesome images to help build a brand for your small business! You can check that one out here: southernheartsprint.etsy.com

Here, in our blog, you’ll find TWO main topics. First, I’ll post information on building your own small business! You can learn from my mistakes and discover new (and inexpensive) ways of growing your business. You’ll also find some awesome freebies!

Second, you’ll learn some new DIY craft and gift ideas! These will be fun craft and home decor projects that you can MAKE AT HOME!


Tonya is a frequent guest on our blog! She’s a super ninja nanny, meaning she ROCKS at her job. And, oh did I mention…she’s my twin! I love this girl! 

We hope you hang out with us for a while and join us on our entrepreneur adventure!


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