It is hard to believe that we are in the middle of April already - where does time go? Too FAST!!
We have been dreaming, planning and expanding new ideas for YOU and The Front Porch. Sarah and I have always had a dream to build community and give YOU a place to enjoy creative connection. Now days more than ever it seems like spending time face to face ends up being a special time and we want to SPREAD that connection all over.
So, we have decided to expand The Front Porch to ALL communities that are interested, in 2017. We are currently looking for and searching for positive individuals that are not only looking to earn and income but enjoy sharing our dream of building community in your area with creative connections. WE WANT TO BRING THE FRONT PORCH TO YOU!!! If you know of anyone that would enjoy earning a flexible income while guest instructor creative classes, please have them CONTACT US TODAY >>> for full details and an application.
We tested and launching our first "Porch Party" community in Columbus, Mt this past fall/winter season and they had GREAT SUCCESS. Jody has done a fantastic job as a guest instructor bring the creative fun to people and we have enjoyed seeing that prosper. We want to bring that same fun and creative atmosphere to YOU.
Another exciting NEW idea we are launching is our $25 DIY Nights...we want to create a family friendly event that is affordable and fun - so whether you are looking for a unique adventure for the family, a girls night out or celebrating a special occasion join us for $25 night as you create your very own sign.
View more details about this $25 DIY Night here >>>>
We want to THANK YOU our customers, class guests, and hostess for letting us live out our dream of providing you a fun and creative way to connection with friends and family! WITOUT YOU there would be no us, so we APPRECIATE YOUR support!!!
Cheryl and Sarah
We sit back and are in awe of what 2016 has provided, not just for us but for all our customers and crafters. THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts for coming to connect with us and our community.
From the very beginning our goals was to provide friends, family and community members a place to relax, enjoy and do life together all while creating. BECAUSE of YOU, we have continued to grow and we so appreciate you helping in that journey! Without YOU there would be no Front Porch.
Speaking of growing we have some FUN and exciting things that will be popping up in 2017. We needed a way to expand and without searching and finding a bigger place we decided to bring The Front Porch to you. So we did a test market in Columbus, Mt and "Porch Parties" got it's foundation and has been very successful, thanks to our guest instructor Jodi M. who shares the same passion we do! Because the Porch Parties have become a hit we will be looking at launching them in a few surrounding towns...Bozeman, Mt - Absarokee, Mt - Red Lodge, Mt and were ever God leads. So, if you know of anyone interested in being a guest instructor in those areas, please have them give us a call for details.
We also tested and launched our new SIGN WORKSHOPS this past fall and what a fun hit that has become. Sarah and I, for a few years have so enjoyed creating and making our signs but struggle with on how we could bring that option to our customers. You see, we hand paint all our signs and that is just too difficult to teach in a 2hr class. To the drawing board we went and figured out a perfect way to offer the sign workshops to our customers with a simple stencil technique. We are SOOO glad we did! It is a joy to see customers come in and watch them create their very own sign by customizing colors and designs. We want to THANK all of you that have come in to create and participate in a sign workshop!!
2016 also allowed us to bring in a couple of local artists and professional crafters to the studio. We so enjoy helping others launch their own crafting business and talents. Sharon is our ever so talented painter who has helped us in The Front Porch Out Reach program. She goes each month to the residents of Morning star and paints with them. What a beautiful opportunity this is for us to bring crafting to them. If you are interested in our outreach or hosting a VIP Painting party, contact us for details - Sharon does an amazing job!!!
We also have had the pleasure of highlighting Alyssa V. who owns Huckleberry Chic jewelry. What amazing customized jewelry she has done with our customers. She will continue to offer VIP class in 2017 and we will be offering many different items in our store for sale.
As we wrap up 2016 we are excited to celebrate with all our friends, family and customers with our annual OPEN HOUSE and Santa Pictures on Dec 10th - so please JOIN US so we can celebrate this year with all of you. We will offer Cocoa, Free Santa Pictures and discounts on all store items. We look forward to seeing you and want to THANK YOU again for all you have done to help us in 2016, whether you are customer a crafter or a friend that helps us spread the word - what a blessing you are to us!!!
God Bless and Merry Christmas
Cheryl and Sarah
We couldn't start off without give a BIG HUGE THANK YOU to all our customers and crafters who have enjoyed coming into shop or those that created in 2015 - what a wonderful year it was!
We are super excited in 2016 to offer many new "crafting" projects that are different than what we have offered in the past yet something you have all BEGGED for...here are just a few of the projects.
YOU keep asking to do Jewelry and we were lucky enough to have Alyssa Vandersloot be our featured instructor. We will offer Open class nights for those that want to jump in and do the projects and we will also offer VIP classes for those that have a group of friends that want to do it together! Here is an example of what she will be doing...
You have also begged to do more SIGN like projects - even though we are keeping our made in Montana signs available for our store ( because it is a challenge to teach you how to hand paint the signs) we were able to partner up with a mom and pop shop that will allow you to create those signs but use vinyl lettering instead.
This will allow us to offer the sign options but keep it simple for you to create by not having to hand paint all the letters. Here is one example we have as an option for Jan- March classes.
2016 is going to be a SUPER fun time as we offer different projects for you to enjoy! Make sure to check out our Class registration page for full projects details and the calendar that you can click and register to join us as we create while connecting with each other!
Many Blessings -
Cheryl and Sarah
As we both look back on the past few months since starting The Front Porch we are overwhelmed with emotion. There wouldn't be The Front Porch without your support, love, prayers and all the sharing you did with friends and family. You have blessed us in so many ways and we want to THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts.
What started out as a way for us moms to enjoy using our God given talents has turned into a full blown business. Our little dream has become a reality and we are so excited to see what 2014 has in store for us.
We have many ideas, new signs and projects up our sleeves and are excited to share them with you. So we appreciate each time you pin a picture, share on facebook and help us spread the news about The Front Porch!
Cheryl Hill and Sarah Kuhr
Cheryl Hill and Sarah Kuhr have been friends for many years. What began as two busy moms helping each other out with kids and life; has become an incredible friendship built on faith, creativity, and a whole lot of coffee!
These stay at home moms spend countless hours using their God given talents, blessing others with handmade works of art. These customized orders may be a family name, quote, or a special verse.
Sarah and Cheryl love using old wood that has been aged to create character. So each sign is different and unique in it's own way.
These girls have had big dreams to expand and this past year that became a reality when they moved into a bigger location at 613 1/2 E. Main St, Laurel Mt.
The Front Porch offers creative studio classes for both kids and adults. Their open studio nights allow anyone to do life together all while creating their project.
They offer 3-5 projects, and you choose the one you want to do. They also offer VIP classes for a private gathering of friends and family as well as Birthday Parties.
They feel truly blessed for all the support the community has provided this past year. So, they want to thank You for shopping and creating at The Front Porch, and making some of these dreams a reality.
Have a blessed day!