26 March 2013

Behind-the-Scenes

Great joy comes with working together as a family. With businesses born and run in our home, we’ve learned what a blessing it can be to manage cottage industries.

Each part of the family contributes a different skill, giving the rest of us even more appreciation for the various talents God gives people. We’re all working alongside each other towards the same goal, growing in our relationships with one another and in our walks with the Lord. We love it! Whether it’s illustrating a new art print, or writing a note to be shipped off with an embroidery kit, we take pleasure in the work God has given us.

Although it wasn’t necessarily a dream of ours to own businesses, we are thankful that the Lord has directed our steps and laid in our laps many projects and opportunities over the past few years.

We’re certainly not business experts, but a lot has been learned along the way (more than we ever imagined!). There is much, much more to learn and we always find it a great opportunity when we can gain wisdom from wise and experienced entrepreneurs.

Preparing-Embroidery-Kits

We’ve listened to the audio from a couple previous Family Economics Conferences, which has been a source of encouragement as we work together as a family and, Lord willing, grow our businesses.

The great news is that Generations with Vision is hosting yet another conference this year! The 2013 Family Economics and Discipleship Mega-Conference has a full panel of wonderful speakers including Joel Salatin, The Botkin Family, R.C. Sproul Jr., Scott Brown, and more!

This May, in St. Louis, Missouri, you can spend four days learning about economics, meeting and enjoying fellowship with other families, soaking up sound biblical wisdom, being encouraged in family discipleship – the list could go on and on!

You can find out more about this great opportunity here:

Family Economics Conference

The early bird discount ends March 31st, so if you plan to register,
make sure to do so by the end of the month!

P.S. Our businesses will be represented at a booth in the vendor hall – whoever is there would be glad to have you drop by and say hello!




  1. 8 Responses to “Working Together as a Family”

  2. Lydia on Mar 26, 2013 said:

    I’ll be there ( I don’t know about at your booth, but) at the conference for at least 1 day (FRI) I’m hoping longer.


  3. Jessica on Mar 26, 2013 said:

    I am glad you all get to be a part of this! I hope you enjoy it and are able to bring back lots of good information to help your business along!


  4. Jacqueline @ Deeprootsathome.com on Mar 26, 2013 said:

    We will see you there, God-willing!! it will be here before we know it, too:) xoxo


  5. Michelle on Mar 26, 2013 said:

    I’ve really enjoyed reading your blog for a couple of years now, and have been wonderfully encouraged. Your photography is lovely and inspiring, and the spirit in which you write even more so.

    We’ve attended the Family Economics Conference the past two years, and what a wonderful time it’s been! Our family has come home encouraged, refreshed, challenged, and inspired. We plan to attend again this year, Lord willing. I look forward to meeting you!


  6. Hannah on Mar 30, 2013 said:

    Working together as a family is always such a blessing!


  7. Allison H. on Apr 19, 2013 said:

    Looking forward to seeing you! We’ll be there!


  8. Cynthia on Jun 20, 2013 said:

    Emily Rose, After receiving and opening the embroidery kit (that I ordered from Clementine Pattern Co.) “His Mercies Are New”, I was VERY impressed by the care with which the kit was made and assembled. After seeing the above photo of all the parts of the kits yet to be assembled, I was just wondering…..did you and your sister and mother…wind all of that floss…onto all of those floss cards…by hand? Did you use any kind of a “winder”?…….Because the floss cards, filled with so many beautiful colors, are quite lovely too (and very professional looking).


  9. Emily Rose on Jun 28, 2013 said:

    Cynthia, we are so glad to know that you enjoyed getting the embroidery kit! Yes, we do wind all of the floss onto the floss cards by hand – it ends up going faster than one might think, especially after lots of practice. :-) (And I must agree, the colors do look so pretty together!)




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