The Love Story Boutique was created out of love for my mother in May 2012. In 1977 my mom became a single mom raising me (Tamara), her only child, with little to sometimes no money. I remember her singing to me, "You & Me against the world" by Helen Reddy. My mom taught me very important life lessons. Some of them included: In order to be successful you have to fight for what you want, work hard pays off and most importantly do unto others as you would want them to do to you. She led by example! Times weren't always easy but one thing we always had more than enough of was LOVE.
In 2012 my mom had been laid off and found herself struggling once again. Even through the hardest times, my mom (Mary) has always helped me whenever I've struggled and now I was privileged to give back. I started looking for ways that she could make extra money selling her knitted scarves and blankets (which she had been knitting for charity) and that's when I came across ETSY. I quickly realized that ETSY had so much to offer and suggested that together we could create a wonderful online boutique and make a full time business out of it.
Throughout our lives we have both owned and run several successful small business'. We love beautiful things, which is why we strive to offer the most beautiful custom accessories made with only the finest materials! We won't sell something that we don't absolutely love. We also believe in treating others as we want to be treated which is why our customer service is second to none.
Unfortunately, at the end of 2015, history repeated itself and I (Tamara) also became a struggling single mother with an only child. This was the hardest time of my life yet ironically, The Love Story boutique was able to help heal my broken heart. Since I was once again living with my mom, after she would wipe away my tears, she would tell me to kick myself in my shins (like she used to) and through myself into my work. So, I decided to pour my heart and soul into The Love Story!
In November 2017 I was in a freak accident that almost took my life. I ended up having to have emergency brain surgery. It was a very dark time for me, but my incredible mom never once gave up hope! She not only took care of me but she continued to keep The Love Story alive all by herself. She always has been and always will be my hero & my rock! She not only saved my life but she gave it back to me by literally holding my hand every step of the way!
Thanks to God and my wonderful mom, I am doing much better now. As we get older, I am driven now more than ever to pay her back for everything she has done for me. My goal is for The Love Story to be our Legacy. The Love Story is more than just an online boutique, it's an expression of unconditional love between a mother and her daughter! We are truly blessed to be best friends, designers, and business partners of a successful online boutique who absolutely love what we do. And, the best part is.... we are doing it together!
I cannot "Thank You" enough for allowing us to be a small part of your love story.
Written with love,