WHERE IT BEGAN
"It's never too late to be what you might have been."
Back in 2014, I was home recovering from a bilateral mastectomy when Pretty Simple was born. I knew that God was calling me to be home, to be more available for my husband and children, and cancer is just what I needed to give me the courage to make the leap. You see, I am a nurse by trade. I knew nothing about opening a boutique, or starting my own brand. But when your WHY is fierce, you figure things out. And that is exactly what I did! With a lot of help from Google, friends, and by the grace of God, Pretty Simple took off faster than I could have dreamed.
In hindsight, I believe it was in part because 2 years later, my 10 year old daughter would be diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. We felt as though our world had been shaken yet again with a medical diagnosis. Except this time, there was no cure. And it was my daughter, not me. As a parent, there is nothing more heart wrenching than to watch your child struggle, and not be able to make the hurt go away.
Pretty Simple has been able to provide in other ways too. When your daughter is diagnosed with a disease like type 1 diabetes, you’ll do everything possible to find a cure. We can’t just sit back and wait. So we are not waiting. We donate a portion of all Pretty Simple proceeds and every penny possible from the sale of our CURE mittens to the type 1 community. Our goal is to raise 1 million dollars, and know with your help, we can get there!