Hey color (and accessory) enthusiasts! I have something FAB for you :) I’m excited to introduce you to Candis of The Jones Market:
I’m Candis Jones and I started The Jones Market in January of 2012. The Jones Market makes tuggable, non-toxic, baby friendly necklaces and accessories that are perfect for mamas and pretty for all!
Thinking back on when I started The Jones Market my biggest goal and dream was to fill the gap that was there from my lost income when I decided to stay home with my first child. It was the driving force behind all energy I gave to my fledgling business, and truly still is. Knowing what my goal was helped me to work hard and sacrifice to get there. So with that said, if I could go back and encourage myself when things were just starting I would say, stay true, don’t give up, keep going. In a lot of ways I feel like things are still just starting and I think that is the magic of goals. As you reach them you take that moment in and joy-cry, laugh and tell the people who hold you up the good news. And then you get to let bigger dreams bubble up in you. New, exciting, scary dreams and goals. And every time you meet one you feel more confidence to dream a little bigger.
I would also tell myself (and still tell myself!) that when you get knocked down to let yourself feel all the feelings about it for fifteen minutes max and then take a deep breath and turn those feelings into movement. Every single time things get hard, something goes wrong or there is a road block and I do that, the outcome is always forward movement, new ideas and growth. Thankfully when I needed (and still need) all of that advice I had friends and a supportive husband to dish it out. So, surround yourself with good people and you will be better for it!
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Talk about inspiring! I found myself nodding with Candis as I read her experience over smaller dreams giving her the push to dream a little bigger. (OK, and also about letting yourself wallow in the hard moments but then putting those feelings into movement — that’s some powerful advice!) I first found The Jones Market on Instagram and instantly fell in love with the color of the beads paired with the material Candis uses to string each necklace together. Her work is totally my style… is it yours too?