About Us

Hello!  My name is Marsheela Walters, and I'm the owner of Initially Blessed.  

Initially Blessed began in 2012 as a night and weekend home-based jewelry and glass-etching business, and, as I now know, it was begun in preparation for my second career as a small-business owner. 

In 2014, at the end of my 35 years in Education, most of which I taught high school Business, I retired.  Four months later, through a series of circumstances which I believe were led by God, I opened my little brick and mortar shop on Pine Street in Jena, Louisiana. Then in May 2017, God opened up another door (!), and I moved the shop around the corner to a much larger location at 3275 North 1st Street (Highway 127 North) in Jena!! 

Located in Central Louisiana, Initially Blessed offers many one-of-a-kind, handmade, and personalized gift items.  Some of these include jewelry, cutting boards, etched glass, license plates, wooden signs, pillows, and many other items that make the perfect home decor and gifts.  Jane Marie Jewelry, Corkcicle, Imperfect Dust, Antique Candle Co, and Musee Bath Balms are also brands available at Initially Blessed. We are also a Dixie Belle Paint Retailer!

If you’re in the area, we would love for you to stop by the shop!  You can also place your order online for that perfect item or gift that cannot be found anywhere else! 

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Twitter:  @initiallyblessd

Thanks so much for stopping by our website!!

Marsheela Walters, Owner
Initially Blessed