About
{the story of}
grits grace and granola

For as long as I can remember, I've been a creative entrepreneur. I love freedom. I love being able to live by my own rules. I love being able to work in my pjs, spend my mornings on the farm with my animals and have lunch my teenage kid every single day. I refuse to settle. And, as I sit here and write this, I'm overwhelmed with gratitude as I am reminded that every single thing I've set my heart on, God has made possible. 

A few years ago, while taking care of my late husband Joel, I wanted a creative outlet to design with my hands and give to the world. I created Jackson Pine Farm- a brand that would become my homestead. I have a heart for momprenuers, and I wanted to give them a collective platform to come together ONLINE. I did this before online shopping was cool. After losing my husband, I found it hard to at times to put my work boots on and get back to the dream we dreamed. 

I imagined dozens of bloggers, hundreds of small business moms hand-making things in their she-shed, coaching and mentoring women how to work from home to be with their children and provide for them like I have, and a space, a community that would uplift and love one another virtually. I wanted to inspire, equip, and empower mamas in whatever season of life they found themselves. 

Slowly, I started to create this dream- again. And then, I remember coming up with another one of my "ideas" to expand our creative online market with a DIY line- because I'm kinda a DIY junkie. I wanted to get back at it, after chasing a wellness dream of mine to become a Silver Leader with Young Living Essential Oils. I was awoken by God in the middle of the night while searching for a deep, meaning brand name for this new DIY line. I scribbled some things down about frugal (because I have been a single mom- so it's my heart), farm, faith, and handmade. I wasn't loving anything. Then... it hit me. 

grits-

farm, food and hospitality, southern, and it takes grit in business to reach success

grace-

faith, devotionals, encouragement, inspiration, joy

granola-

bringing truth and hope to families through holistic living and education

Ahhhh... I could hear angels singing. These three words literally captured everything I am at my core. They represent me, my brand, and my mission. They represent the mama who is tired, worn out and needs light in a dark place in her life. This friends, is grits, grace, and granola. 

Here you will find a gathering space to grow- a community of like-minded women who love Jesus, are authentic, work with their whole heart, love their families, screw up every single day, probably say a few swear words because life is messy and we are anything but perfect. But, we will learn and grow together.

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