Hey there! My name is Amber Strong! I am a Christian! A wife and mom to 3 boys and a grandmother!! (True Story) I live in the small town of Rincon, GA just outside of Savannah, GA. I am a former Booth Biz owner and Brick and Mortar store owner.
I work from my “gorgeous she shed” at my home in my back yard as a DIY blogger, Influencer and Business Coach! What can I say, I am a dream chaser! My passion for what i do is deep in my heart!
A little back story! I started in my garage, expanded to a booth business, opened up a brick and mortar store and then closed it and shifted my business completely to online.
I started my journey late 2012. I wish I could say I just wanted to “start a business” but that isn’t true! I started because I was dealing with depression and I just wanted to feel like I had more to give this world than just being a mom and wife! So, I started by just painting furniture I picked up off the street, or from a yardsale page or a classified site. Then I decided to haul home some free pallets I found leaned up against a dumpster behind our local Kroger. I tore them apart in the sweltering hot July heat in Southeast Georgia… What was I thinking? Right?
Well I was determined to take trash and turn it into something beautiful! In fact that is what I believe God has done with me!
Honestly, I am truly an accidental business owner! I never had any of this planned. But nevertheless, I called my micro-business “The Rusty Nail“. Needless to say I have been doing this “BUSINESS THING” ever since. I decided right away “if I am going to do this, I am going to do it big” And off I went! I have learned alot over the years. Many triumphs and many failures. Lots of blood, sweat and tears!
My business started in my garage but as it grew I realized I needed help! So my mom, dad, husband and my middle son Dylan helped me!
In 2019 I made the decision to close my store and shift completely. It was a big scary decision and even though the dynamic of my family business changed I truly believe that God had a greater plan.
I now work from home. I still have a son at home (Caden) and I wanted to be able to be home again after years of being at a store front day in and day out. And in 2019 our grand daughter Avery was born. Her father is my oldest son Zach.
I wanted to not only be home for my kids (who are pretty much almost all grown) and my husband… I wanted to be around for Avery too!
I took my business and turned it upside down and shifted it. I am proud to say that I am a DIY blogger, Youtuber, and Influencer. I still share my
business coaching as well. I have discovered more and more that I am a maker and a creative!
There have been many highs and many lows but in the end God has blessed me, my family and my business far beyond what I could have ever expected. I opened my store with only the faith that HE would open doors that I could walk through and be a light to others. I am not a perfect light! Far from it, but I live each day trusting that God is my provider, my protector, my redeemer and my strong tower!
He has expanded my reach and influence far beyond what this “hot mess” person ever could on her own!
Instead of reaching a small handful of locals here I have been given the honor of influencing millions across the world.
I truly love what I do! You know I am asked often if I miss my store. Sometimes I do, but then I realize that it was only one stop in my journey through each destination that God has for me. I am excited to see what God continues to do in this journey I am on!
I have realized that every step of the way, I have grown so much and had to trust God so much! And every step has looked so different but in such a good way!
Not only do I have a blog right here on my website, I also have a huge social presence and a Youtube channel!
I also opened my digital shop and a creative membership group too! My business is thriving!
Now that you know a little more about me and my story, I think it is safe to say that all in all, I am a real life person who lives day to day just like everyone else. I am just doing what God has gifted me to do each and every day.
I love Jesus, and my family more than anything in the world! Well… and coffee……. I love coffee too!
XOXO – Amber
My Past Work
Some of my DIY’s