As followers of Christ, we have both been on our journey of faith for over 5 years. To some, this seems like very little time. To us, we barely remember the time before we devoted our lives to the Lord. The everyday can become mundane, however. The fire and drive we felt as new followers of Christ is hard to continue with the same vigor and passion when diapers need to be changed, emails need to be answered, remodels take up ... Read More
Shining His Light
We sit here and honestly do not have words to speak. What a time we live in. A time that we thought was long past, and now is resurrected 100 years later. Our hearts hurt for those who feel wronged. Our hearts hurt for those who have lost their entire life's work building their businesses only for them to get burned in the night. Our hearts hurt for our police force who feel stereotyped by just a few's actions. Our hearts hurt ... Read More
The Growing Years.
Oh, how East to West has grown and changed over the years. We began in our parents' homes, a state away from each other, designing options for a friend's wedding invitation - our first client. A couple of months later, we were designing more wedding invitations, and some greeting cards. Pretty soon a friend asked for a logo, and from there it expanded into brand design. You can see how the escalation continued...we ... Read More
Welcome to our new "us". East to West has taken several different twists and turns over the years, much like both of our personal lives. We are so thankful for how God continues to shape and mold us, and guides our small business. With that said, we would love to introduce you to the world of templates. Our small business is now more of a "invitation boutique" and we are so excited to serve you in this way. In short, we are ... Read More
Stewarding Our Business
How do you balance finances and your business, as Christian women? A question we have heard a lot over the years is how we handle our spiritual life while running a business. Does money and our christianity clash? Do we clash, as two followers of Jesus, over the topic of money, profit, and income? While this hasn't been the easiest road to maneuver, it has not exactly been an issue between us as partners either, or between ... Read More
An East to West Campaign to encourage intentionality and joy. We all get that happy feeling when we open our mailbox and there is a package or a letter that is PERSONAL. Not just a random magazine or an advertisement flier, but a package that's personally addressed to US. That's what handwritten letters also do, and it is also becoming a lost art in our society. Honestly, it seems to be a lost art, because, from our ... Read More
It's a real thing, right? It's not just us? I've found that no matter how much time I spend with my daughter beside me, it doesn't pacify the guilt when I'm not with her. It's not always there - but when I might be folding laundry, answering a client's email, or cleaning the kitchen, and I look over to find my daughter playing nicely on the rug with her books, it's there. It's a quiet voice in the back of my head. "Are you ... Read More
Supporting Each Other As Mothers.
Stepping into a whole new stage of life - we both are. And we are new, and this is new, and some days we feel like we are wearing someone else's shoes completely. We are not pros, by any means...and we do not act like we are because let's be honest, my child is turning one tomorrow and Larissa's little lady is 3 months. But we have been watching other mothers for a long time, we were raised by mothers, and we have many friends who are ... Read More