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THE BEGINNING

Sabrina McGehee

Hi, I’m Sabrina, the face behind Pearls & Pennies! ☺️
Crafting, of all kinds, has always been a favorite pastime for me. I have dozens of Scrapbooks with intricate handmade details in them documenting my favorite journeys over the years, and I always loved being able to create a custom gift for a friend for birthdays and events. With the help of my mom and grandma,
I handmade every detail of my wedding, down to the invitations. It was a labor of love, but it was so satisfying to complete every detail the way I envisioned.
I opened my Etsy shop in 2014 on New Years Eve. I knew that having babies was something we would want to do in the near future, and I didn't want to be behind a desk for 40 hours a day and missing out on my babies growing up. 
I started off with a few personalized coffee mugs and ring dishes, and I was surprised to see the support I received from my friends, family and local community. In 2015, just 4 months after starting my small shop I collaborated with TheBrideBox.com, and took on my largest project to date. It was so much fun and I couldn't believe that my little ol' company was getting exposure from this big company!
I continued to work Full-Time at a Law Firm and long, late nights on Pearls & Pennies for a few years. Fast forward to 2016, I was pregnant with our first baby and busier than ever. Working 60-70 hours a week to balance my day job and my own business and I was exhausted! I went Part Time at the Law Firm so I could focus more on my shop and my sanity ;) and I loved having more time to focus on growing my little dream.
Sometimes I feel like I just started this adventure, and other times I feel like it's always been apart of my story.
Fast forward to 2019 and I'm a self proclaimed Naptime Hustler, mama of two little girls (2.5 years old & 5 months old) and a wife to an incredibly patient husband as I continue to take over rooms in the house and parts of the garage with all my equipment and inventory. 

Because of Pearls + Pennies, and the amazing customers that make this possible, I get to watch my girls grow and still get to make my business dreams a reality.
Thank you for being apart of this journey!