"I'm gonna have fun 'cause there's nothing wrong with who i am."
When I was younger I kept honing in on these dream careers that were one-in-a-million jobs. I wanted to be a famous model, design NFL uniforms and be a sportscaster on ESPN.
Now, I am not saying these aspirations were impossible, but as I attempted to pursue them I realized they weren't my calling.
When I started my wedding and event planning business that was the point when I realized that I found a job I loved and a journey I was excited to be on: entrepreneurship.
& now we are here. I started this brand to connect with others in a platform that allowed me to not only get creative (because I am constantly brainstorming) but also to help others grow in their entrepreneurial or personal lives, get some fun and useful products and do a little light reading!
When my husband and I got a dog I had absolutely no say in the breed, name or gender. When I met Luke he said, "just to let you know, I will own a male border collie named TJ one day." So, although I was hesitant about the high energy choice of pet, I love my little teejer and I have force taught him how to cuddle - so all is great in the world!
Luke and I met in 2012 and got married in 2015. He can be a huge pain in the butt, but I love him so stinkin' much. He is quite funny, he is a huge support system and is just as obsessed with going to the movies as I am. He is a CPA, golf enthusiast and not too shabby of a cook. But, I am 100% certain I am the only women who could put up with him (;
My pop of choice (and yes I say "pop" instead of "soda") is dr. pepper. There is no other better tasting thing on this earth than dr. pepper. I don't drink coffee so this is where I get my caffeine.
My favorite happy hour drink order is a nice glass (or two) of Rosê. You could say I became a wine connoisseur when my husband bought me a wine fridge.
Heaven on earth is Fayetteville, Arkansas, home of the Razorbacks and my alma mater. My name is etched in the sidewalk under the 2015 graduates and I am obsessed with this special town. Fayetteville is where I was able to fall in love with my husband, where I enjoyed endless college football games (woo pig!) and where I proudly graduated in 3 years. Plus, Fay had the best restaurants.
I grew up going to our family lake house, jumping in the boat and tubing and kneeboarding until I was sunburnt and exhausted. I have upgraded and moved to the beach and there is nothing like sitting on a sandy towel, listening to the waves and people watching.
When I need a change of scenery, I am happy to be able to go back to my parents and enjoy the lake life for a visit!
My parents are the greatest humans alive. Seriously. I talk to my mom daily, she is my absolute best friend and my dad is always there for me when I need him. My parents have always been so supportive of me, even when I told them that Luke and I were moving from Oklahoma to Florida. They have always encouraged me to live a happy and full life!
Game nights with friends are where I am happiest. I love most board games, even though I am likely to lose, but I love getting a group of friends together for a friendly competition and fun. Some of my favorite games are catch phrase, sequence, rummikub and anything trivia.
Tuesdays Together is my local networking group which is a subsidiary of The Rising Tide Society, founded by Natalie Franke. I co-lead the Jacksonville, FL chapter and it fills my heart so much. My husband knows that I will be gone for hours when it's meeting day and I always come home feeling so overwhelmed with joy. The motto is community over competition and I can say without a doubt, my business wouldn't be where it is without this group.
I have always been drawn to the Kate Spade style and the how inspiring the brand is. My purse is Kate Spade as well as my wallet and clutch. A lot of my office supplies are Kate Spade and my client gifts are the brand as well and some of my favorite quotes are KS. I am not sure what it is, but I have become a loyal and avid customer of KS.
I am the girl who is always 10+ minutes early to everything because I hate being late. The girl who over plans everything and packs several days before a trip. I am the girl who cries at every season finale (I could literally have never seen a previous episode and would probably still cry).
I am an ENFJ personality type. When I was little I was this weird mix of super shy and randomly outgoing. I am a very hard worker. I graduated from the University of Arkansas in 3 years and at the age of 22 I started Make My Day Wedding & Event Planning.
I am a proud ginger! I spend way too much money on getting people gifts. I watch the bachelor/ette and I'm not afraid to admit it. I met this guy who first thought I was a fake Facebook profile and ended up marrying him. But most importantly, I do everything I do with the best intentions and a whole lot of passion.
I have no idea if what I am doing will make the grand scale impact on people's lives that I am hoping it will - but, I am not the type to not try.