Hi! My name is Carol and I am the founder and creative owner of Bee Inspired Market. I was born and raised in Illinois and recently relocated to central Florida in the summer of 2017. I’m a mother to twin girls who are both in college. My one daughter, Annalise, is studying to become a Physical Therapist. My other daughter, Ashley, is studying to become a Nutritionist: they are both focused on school and their busy lives. I primarily raised my daughters as single mother. Their father was in their lives, however, as most divorced parents can relate, most if not all my days were focused on them. From school to sports – I always felt I was on the run. However, now I found I’ve been blessed with the gift of time. My girls are now my cheerleaders, encouraging me to follow my dreams. I have always loved everything DIY, home decor, and crafts. There wasn’t a home that I lived in that I didn’t put my own style into. I love anything having to do with thrift shopping, going to garage sales, flea market trips, and being able to find that treasure to re-purpose it or make it new again. I love decorating my home and it’s very important to me to make our home warm and inviting. I also love to craft as I believe crafting is therapy. My other interest includes cooking, reading, and shopping.
The Story of Bee Inspired Market
Some have asked how my journey to starting a creative business began. well, it all started when I streamed Facebook lives for a newly launched MLM company. Bill, who is my better half, and I would get on and have so much fun creating projects live. We would just wing it, and I looked forward to each and every one of those episodes! After some time, I realized that I didn’t want to be limited to just one product. I don’t have a huge craft stash because of one product, I love to do so much more. So after some time I took a break from the company and didn’t know what direction I wanted to go in. It stayed like that for a while, but I knew deep down I wanted to share my ideas and continue to inspire others; so that’s when Bee Inspired Market was born.
The name Bee Inspired Market came from the significance of a bee that started my relationship with Bill. Bill and I met in 2014 on a softball field, we were just parents watching our daughter’s play, and one day a bee decided to test my patience. As I fought to chase the bee away, Bill out of somewhere says “just let it sting you”, I laughed of course. Those simple words were the start of a friendship that evolved into a beautiful love story. Bill is my best friend, we love to go to the beach, kayak, RVing and just having fun each and every day. There isn’t a day that goes by that we aren’t laughing together. I do believe I wouldn’t be able to continue following my dreams without his love and support.
So here we are; I’m running my own business, although this is not my full-time job it is definitely not an afterthought either. My passion for sharing all the things DIY, home decor, and crafting run deep. So, I hope that as you come along and follow me on this journey, so I can inspire you too to become a DIYer!