Sweet Peek of the Week - Me

This week's Sweet Peek comes a little earlier then usual.  This week I decided to answer my own Fast Five so that you can get to know me a little better.  This will be the last peek entry for November, starting back up in December with my Christmas & Cupcakes editions!

A little more about The Cupcake Countessa...

Everything I have created for my business has originated from a kitschy little title I created for myself.  Rather rapidly it has flourished and grown starting with the need to share my vintage treasures with others.  I cannot pass up a wonderful piece of vintage no matter what its color, style, or size even when it's not right for me.  Most of the time I would give these items as gifts but even then they weren't always adopted.  I found myself clinging to an over-abundance of clothing and quickly losing closet space!  The shops were my husband's idea with the social media aspects being the icing on the cake!  I love what I do and am truly enjoying the learning experience of creating and managing my own business.

What inspires me...

EVERYTHING!  There is nothing that doesn't inspire me.  I find that everything in life has its own beauty if you truly look at it, but there is nothing that inspires me more than the success of others.  I love the blog's sweet peeks for this reason.  They inspire us all to reach for the stars!

Obstacles I have faced...

It seems like with every step there has been an obstacle in my path.  From conquering the language of HTML to learning how to successfully display my vintage goodies, everything has been a learning experience.  My biggest challenge thus far has been trying to make the best of a low quality camera.  When so much of my business revolves around the photography I display, it can be frustrating to have visions that are not achievable with the tools I have.

How I overcame them...

Perseverance!  Nothing worth having is easy, making the reward that much sweeter.  Every time I rise to the challenge and succeed I fall a little more in love.  It's like starting a garden from seeds; it takes a lot of nurturing and hard work but the blooms you create are always the most beautiful!  Another is patience; allowing things to take their course.  I have found that I want things to happen immediately when they can't or won't.  There is great reward in patience if you can stand strong.  I will be getting my new camera by the end of the month!  Thank you everyone who chipped in to make that birthday wish a reality!

My advice to others....

Be creative and thrive!  Be sure to surround yourself with those who love you and want to see you succeed because many times they will be your lighthouse when things get dark.  Be sure to support others who share your struggles, they will teach you more than any book.  Listen, never stop learning from anyone or anything because the day you do is the day you stop growing.  And lastly I must quote
Jenny Lee, "Follow your heart, do what you love and others will love what you do." Truer words have never been spoken!

Thanks for reading and Happy Thanksgiving!  Time for me to give thanks to all of you!  See below to enter my Giving Thanks Giveaway with the prize being one of my obsessions...  Lime Crime Lippies!

Just my way of thanking those who have been with me since the beginning and the new friends I make on a daily basis.  Without you I would not have the opportunity to do what I love.  Here is the color you will receive:
Great Pink Planet by Lime Crime

I will be back next week after the holidays.  Hope everyone has a warm and wonderful holiday!




23 comments:

  1. @Alyssa

    Thank you! LOVE your picture! Your hat is adorable!

    ♥ Jessa

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  2. Such an inspiring post :)
    I'd like to participate in the giveaway, please enter me ^_^

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  3. @Dimitri (Cinthia)

    So glad! You are currently entered in six times and don't forget you can enter every day once more =D Good luck!

    ♥ Jessa

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  4. Thank you so much, I love the color!!
    Halochanel at gmail dot com

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  5. Isn't it amazing! No one should go without it in their arsenal!

    ♥ Jessa

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  6. My favourite part of this post was, "Be creative and thrive! Be sure to surround yourself with those who love you and want to see you succeed because many times they will be your lighthouse when things get dark." :) It made me smile :). Happy thanksgiving!

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  7. This is great! That is such a pretty color!
    I totally agree about persevering! :)

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  8. Such a darling color and I love the lipstick design

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  9. love the pink ........ thanks for the giveaway

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  10. @Alex

    So glad! Making someone smile on Thanksgiving makes it all that much warmer!

    ♥ Jessa

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  11. Great giveaway! I love the color! Thanks for hosting it! :D

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  12. Great to get to know you! Thanks for the advice too. I'm a little intimidated by html but have been slowly learning new things.

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  13. @Francesca

    It can be extremely intimidating but if you have a great base of readers they'll be patient while you learn the ropes! Good luck to you in everything you do!

    ♥ Jessa

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  14. That color is amazing! Thanks for turning me on to the brand and for the giveaway!

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  15. I have been lusting after this colour for so so long now! It's beautiful! Good luck everyone and thank you so much for holding such a wonderful competition x

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  16. Thank you everyone for all the positive feedback on my giveaway! It makes me smile!

    xoxo Jessa

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  17. Thanks for the beautiful giveaway!

    Ashley
    shopjinx@gmail.com

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♥ Thanks for commenting! I truly appreciate each comment I receive and nothing brightens my day more than reading your thoughts!

xx Jessa

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