One year ago today, I got an unexpected e-mail. An e-mail that would inform me that I was getting laid off since the law firm I worked for was closing. Well, that was a bummer! I was working part-time. Splitting my hours between the office and working from home. It was a great gig. I was upset, angry, and depressed. I liked getting out of the house. I liked the extra money. While I was a little upset, my family was excited that I would be not have to work on the weekends, something I had been doing since Mimi was six months old. With the news of the layoff, I had to decide what to do next. Working on the weekends was become more and more inconvenient. Kevin was travelling more so working at night was becoming inconvenient. Working part-time during the day had draw backs because both kids still needed some form of daycare. (Mimi was in school for half a day.) It is not that I am opposed to daycare but it would suck up too much of my income to make it worth the effort. Plus, MOST of the time, I enjoy being home with my kids. But, I still needed something for myself. But, it would be another month before Kevin and I dreamed up this darn pillow thing.
So, in celebration of one wonderful year out of work, I want to celebrate with all of you. There will be a coupon code posted on 715 Pillows Facebook Page - click here, (You might as well like this page because I have some fun contests planned for next month.) This code will be expire on July 20, 2012. You can use this coupon to receive 15% a pillow order. Admittedly, stock is getting low, but I will be sewing a good chunk of the day so that I can update my shop. So, if you are in need of a throw pillow, please consider me. If you are in need of slice of cake and scoop of ice cream today, please consider taking a bite in honor of 715 Pillows. Hey, I will take any excuse I can get to eat cake!