Today we’d like to introduce you to Leticia Diaz.
Hi Leticia, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
In 2018, I became a single mom of three boys. My twins were two, and my baby was four months old. I was in an abusive marriage and took control of my life, and filed a restraining order. I was not working, and I had three boys to take care of. With the help of God, my parents, sister, and close friends & family that prayed for us every day and gave me moral support is why I am here today writing this.
I have always been a very detailed and creative person. But I honestly had no idea God had given me this talent of creating art with balloons.
At the beginning of 2020, my best friend Dianna Carlton and I started having play dates at my house with our kids. She has a daughter named Gia the same age as my twins. We started getting together every Sunday and having our kids play together. We thought it would be fun to come up with different theme parties and create a fun play date. We would share ideas, and she would buy me the supplies, and when she and her daughter would show up, I would have my place all set up and decorated. I’d have balloons, crafts, and treats to go with the theme.
Well, with each party, I would get more creative, and they would get bigger and bigger, and I would put more detail into them. I’d take pictures and post them on my Instagram, and she would do the same. I started having people ask me to do parties for their kids. Well, I was too scared to do it for other people just because I didn’t feel that I was a professional, and I didn’t have enough experience myself.
My sis and BFF encouraged me, and my really good friend Lyn also reminded me that she and I used to have our own side business as event coordinators, and we would do all kinds of parties, but our main focus was weddings. So after praying and having my sis Rebecca (who lives right next door to me and helps me raise my boys), well, she really helped me make my decision to turn my hobby into a business.
After lots of prayers, I went for it and got my LLC and got my logo made, and created my business IG @blownawaybylettyplusthree.
BlownAway by lettyplusthree represents my boys! I do this all for them! I push myself every day to be the best mom I can be. I tear up every time I speak about my story and how far I’ve come. Every balloon I blow up, every installation and setup I do. Every event I plan and create is for my boys, Nathan, Jaxson & Julian!!
None of this would be possible without God, my parents, my sister Rebecca Sell, and my best friends Dianna Carlton and Lyn Valenton, who have encouraged me, supported my business, and have always been there for my boys and me.
Thank you to all who have supported my small business!
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
All of this has not been easy at all. From the moment I decided enough is enough and decided to do this on my own as a single mom, it’s been very challenging. But God had plans for me.
I had no idea how even to tie balloons together. I have never really liked balloons.
I’m a single mom of five-year-old twins and my youngest, who just turned four years old, raising my boys on my own, running a business, homeschooling the twins, and providing everything on my own is very challenging.
As you know, we’re big fans of BlownAway by Lettyplusthree. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about the brand?
I’m an event planner and balloon artist. I can plan a party from A-Z, and I specialize in balloon decor.
I also offer custom items such as shirts, cups, chip bags, signs, and DIY kits.
I love creating themes and parties.
Are there any apps, books, podcasts, blogs or other resources you think our readers should check out?
Yes, I love Sarah Centrella!!
Before starting my business, I came across her interview on a podcast where she shared her story. I was so touched by her story. She’s also a single mom of three. She took charge of her life and became a 2x best-selling author, Master life coach, Speaker, and Podcaster. Her books Hustle, Believe, Receive, and #FutureBoards have helped me so much!
She is definitely my mentor!
- Email: Lettyplusthree@gmail.com
- Website: www.lettyplusthree.com
- Instagram: https://instagram.com/blownawaybylettyplusthree?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
BlessedKids Softplay LLC Rebecca Sell