Saturday, August 15, 2009

How did the idea of me running a busniess start?

I have always wanted to run my own busniess, but never really had the time or complete gumption to get such a big task done. I have always been in love with paper. I am the greeting card queen. I have been since I can remember as a child. I love to use my hands and paint, cut, paste, etc. But the real start of this venture began when I was visiting my dear sister, Kathleen Corkrey Johnson, in her hometown of Murray, Utah, just outside Salt Lake City. Her and I were shopping the stores and were noticed how items from her very successful business from 20 years ago were coming back in style. Her business was call "Poppy Patch." She was a wholesaler of custom items for girls. She even sold to Nordstroms! She is an amazing artist with such a creative mind. So she of course knowing of my financial situation due to my disease knocking out of corporate America with a very successful job I had, I needed something to help bring in some money. So with her kind heart, she said "Jenn why don't you take all my Poppy Patch stuff & make your own business?" I was shocked at first & then delighted & then in awe that she would be so kind to me to just give me such a prized possession. So I went back home. Thought about it & weeks later drove out to Murray with dear old Daddio to pick up all the left over items from Poppy Patch. I couldn't be happier. While I was there she gave me lots of lessons & pointers. I wrote them all down in a book to save & refer back to. So I came home with lots of boxes piled every way the van would hold & believe it or not we managed to get everything in the van. I am still so touched my my sister's generosity to just give me her old business. She is so loving and kind. I appreciate her so very much. I have always been a crafy gal myself. My love is paper. So I thought I could combine my talents with the "Poppy Patch" theme. So that is what I have done. I specialize in hair designs, decors, cards, favors, and gifts. That is a broad range of things and I love it that way. The sky is the limit for me and my business. Next.... naming the business......

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Thank you for visiting! My name is Jennifer K. O'Hara. I have the rare disease of IH, Intercrainal Hypertention, which casues me to go blind. I became ill almost 4 years ago on my honeymoon. You can read more about my story at I am a gal who has always worked hard & enjoyed working. Since I am unable to work now, I have come up with the online homemade web page & the goal to make a living through my creativity. I want to sell things to you to make you & those you gift to happy. Because I don't have my sight most of the time, it is taking me a little longer than I would like to get my items completed and listed. I am happy to report that I have many items listed at this time. You can email us at if you would like to be notified with updates. I really appreciate you visiting us here & I hope you come back again. Just remember that no matter what; you can do anything. Life is meant to be lived & I am going to live it! I wish you the very best! Keep on smiling it really helps! Enjoy THIS moment - for it is really all we have.

Brendan & Jennifer

Brendan & Jennifer
We are at the beach at sunset. Burrr!

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