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The journey of b.e.happe is one that started from a personal challenge. I was stepping away from my career as a Doctor of Physical Therapy to stay home with my two boys and soon to be newborn daughter in 2015. I needed to keep my hands strong as I used manual therapy for most of my rehabilitation techniques.
I challenged myself to learn something new. After yards and yards of yarn and many hours of teaching myself to crochet via the internet I made a hat! I continued to practice the art of crochet, donating newborn sized hats to Blank Children's Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa.
After friends and family urged me to start to sell my items, b.e.happe was born in 2016. For the first two years we had a "Buy one hat, Give one back" to Blank Children's hospital with each sale. After a lengthy PICU stay with my middle kiddo at Blank our family realized that there is a much greater need for giving back and it opened our eyes to how precious life really is.
In 2018 we knew we wanted to maximize our time together and simplify our lives. We made a major change, and sold our house and almost all of our belongings, to travel the country full time in an RV for an adventure of a lifetime and to grow b.e.happe.
We looked deeper into what b.e.happe meant to us...it is more than just my initials and a brand that gives back. b.e.happe is a mind frame, a lifestyle, our hope and direction as we took a leap of faith as a family of 5 and travel the country. As our family spends time together and creates a lifetime of memories we will be continue to grow our online shop, sell more wholesale, and do pop-ups in boutiques as we travel. We will give back to the local children's hospitals as we travel the country by donating to their "Wish List" items, all while teaching our children that they can do anything they put their minds to.