Hi! I am Gracie, the girl who paints the doormats & the owner of Fully Loved and Free! I am a senior in college, a daughter, a sister, a friend, an entrepreneur, a Christ follower and a dog obsessed girl. I love traveling, iced coffee and eating all of the ice cream that I can.
The summer before I left for college, one of my best friends, Amy and I decided to paint a couple of doormats for my new apartment. They turned out super cute! So cute, I decided to start selling painted doormats. At that point, I created an Etsy Shop called "ShopMoreMATter". This shop allowed me to grow my business by participating in local craft shows and online.
In the back of my mind, I knew I wanted to expand my shop and create a purpose behind the store. I was in my second year of college and I found myself in a funk. Then, the pandemic hit! I knew I needed to reevaluate my business. At this point, my shop only sold doormats and I felt as if my business did not have a purpose. I wanted to sell items that meant something to me. After many discussions with friends and family, along with a lot of prayer, I redefined the purpose of my business. Although this process was challenging, I constantly reminded myself that the Lord loved me no matter what. Finally, I decided to change my business name to Fully Loved and Free as well as created my own website. (Fullylovedandfree.com) I eventually started selling clothing. Not just any clothing, but clothing that spreads love and positivity. I am praying that clothing purchased through my business will remind you that you are Fully Loved and Free.
THANK YOU for coming along this small journey and supporting such a BIG DREAM of mine. None of this could be possible without you.
This is my sweet mama, Kim. She has been such a supportive person in my life and always pushes me to go out of my comfort zone to chase my dreams. She is one of the main reasons that I created Fully Loved & Free. She is my favorite coffee & shopping date, travel buddy and my best friend. I am lucky to have such an amazing and inspirational person in my life. In her free time, she helps me with Fully Loved and Free. She packages orders, helps me paint doormats and even picks out new designs!
Fun Facts about Kim:
1. She is obsessed with coffee. However, she drinks her coffee black.
2. She has three kids, two boys and one girl.
3. She loves relaxing with her family at the lake.
4. She is a huge sweet treat lover. Her "midday pick me up" is a chocolate chip cookie.
5. She has been married to my dad for 26 years! Together, they have created a family owned business. They both work at the business together!