Did you ever get somewhere and wonder how you got there? Sometimes I even ask myself how did this happen? Its a long story but Ill try to keep is short and simple. I owned a salon and spa for 16 years. It was my passion, my identity, my dream since i can possibly remember. I knew nothing else nor did I want to for that matter. In 2007 I was diagnosed with a very rare, debilitating, spinal cord disease called Syringomyelia. Even spell check doesn't know the word. LOL That day changed my life forever. Because of the second spinal cord surgery Trendz the salon spa was sold and I sunk into a deep depression. What everyone knew me as, what I knew me as, was now gone. Within a few months of selling the business, my mind quickly got caught up in the “what am i now? I have no identity crisis” many people go thru for one reason or another in their lives. Id never understood depression. To be honest, I wish I didn't understand it now. But keeping it simple....I decided one day to make a wreath for my door and I LOVED it. For two hours I felt uplifted, smiling, concentrating and in a zone. This zone reminded me of cutting and coloring hair, my passion I had so very much missed. That day of making that wreath for my mom led to me making wreaths for other friends . She said you should make a few and try to sell them in the shop (My parents own a nursery and garden shop) That path, that feeling of being useful again, hearing, people compliment something I did, feeling accomplished was back inside of me. Believe me this didn't cure the mental and physical pain, unfortunately its not that simple but it definitely had me on the right track and made an enormous difference. I love what i do, I loved what i did, I believe everyone should find their passion and go with it. I hope to help people with crafting and creating, to make a difference in someones life.
In 2018 Bill took me to Southern charm wreaths wreath retreat and that event was another life changing event. It was so fun to be with like minded ladies laughing and learning. Julie Siomacco from Southern charm wreaths mentioned to Bill that high quality florals were hard to find and that he should consider selling them. That my friends was literally the moment Greenery market started. The entire 8 hour drive home it’s all we talked about. At that time he used the name Trendz and Gemz, which was what I had started as my wreath making name. One year later he decided to do a rebranding and use a more fitting name for selling artificial flowers. Greenery market was so perfect. He has been so grateful for all the love and support of the wreath making community. Greenery market was becoming so popular that he was working day and night trying to fulfill orders. He finally quit his full time day job in December of 2020. In January of 2021 he purchased a commercial building in New Stanton pa and is on his way to hopefully expanding that building very soon. At the time of writing this he has shipped over 40,000 orders across the US and is about to start shipping to Canada. We are so proud to be part of such a wonderful community of like minded crafters. It’s hard to believe a simple comment from our mentor changed our families life. I struggle daily with my health and him being self employed allows him to help me when I need help and allows me to help him when I need to get my mind on other things. Living with a rare, hidden disease is very challenging. I pray that anyone who deals with health challenges can find a passion to keep their minds busy like I did. I pray to inspire others to craft for better mental health. I love all things flowering and he is the main man behind the operation. We make a wonderful team. This past week he hired his first employees to help speed up the shipping process. It’s hard to believe he’s done all the shipping himself up until now. We can’t wait to see what 2022 will bring to Greenery market.