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 a single mother. Their father was in their lives, however, as most divorced parents can relate, most if not all of 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 with Carol
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 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 have 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 crafting business. My passion for sharing all the things DIY, home decor, and crafting runs 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!