Hey there, I’m Kari!
Peanut Butter Lover, Coach, Wife, Mom
Hello, I’m Kari Gustafson, Hot Mesh Mom. Wife and mother of two littles. I live in Las Vegas, Nevada. I love crafting and DIY. I’m a Creative which means that I’m inspired by many things. I usually have more than one project going at once.
Years leading up to 2016, I felt lost and ready to walk away from my family and life. Feeling unworthy and that I didn’t matter. I created a horrible place in my mind that beat me up every waking second of my life. This went on for years. So I felt that I didn’t deserve my amazing husband or my two beautiful children. I thought that they would be better without me dragging them down. These are the “stories” I kept replaying in my mind. Scary huh?!
I was desperate at this point. In my mind, I was a piece of crap. But in my heart, I knew that I deserved love and this beautiful life I was blessed with. I knew in my heart I needed help. I needed something and wasn’t sure what that was. The struggle was like a ticking time bomb in my brain. Good vs Bad. Angel vs Devil…
Until summer of ’16. My boss at work took this “course” and said you should do it too. Right at that moment, I didn’t care how much it cost or what I had to do. I was ALL IN. I knew if I didn’t try this, I would literally run away. My husband was just as desperate for me to heal and get better. I said let’s do this thing. I don’t know what to expect but we have nothing to lose. He didn’t hesitate to say yes!
9/29/16, I started my personal development workshop and never looked back. I began my healing process. I learned so much about ME! Everyone’s success is different. But I thank God, my Husband, my Boss, my friends that supported me. There were people who didn’t understand what I was doing and thought I was in a cult. Can you honestly believe that I would belong to a cult, with people telling me what to do and when to do it?! HECK to the NO!! Come on.
So at age 40, I truly began my life. I learned how to let go of the past. Stop holding on to stuff that I had to no control over. Stop believing the lies that I was telling myself. I am a responsible, disciplined, forgiving woman. I learned to love myself for everything that I am. Embrace my flaws and work on being a better version of myself.
So at the end of my leadership training, I declared many things… I was still searching for meaning and longing for my vision. Knowing that I love to create things and use my craftiness, I decided I would make a wreath. I FELL IN LOVE. Here I am… after learning and watching, and learning more, I decided to turn this hobby into a business.
So in 2018, my husband and I quit our day jobs to work on our business FULL TIME! I still can’t believe all that we have experienced until this day. I have been juggling all the things everyday. Mom, Wife, Boss, Friend, Daughter… I’m so blessed to have all that have. And I thank myself for the hard work I’ve been putting in to be where I am today. The biggest learning I take away from all this is I never quit.
Thank you for visiting my website and exploring everything I have to offer. Check the links above to find out more or send me an email if you have any questions.
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