HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF ? WHAT IS IMPORTANT IN YOUR LIFE ? PAST, PRESENT OR FUTURE ?
I would describe myself as someone who doesn't take life too seriously, likes to have fun & make people laugh & someone who truly cares about others. Any way that I can help make people smile or feel good, that's what I'm all about. Even if it's from a funny Instagram video! My daughter, family & career are very important to me - I have big goals for myself and my future and want to truly experience all that I can in life while impacting others in a positive way.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT? WHY THIS ACCOUNT? SINCE WHEN ?
I started my Instagram account back in 2011 (when Instagram wasn't well known & we posted random photos) - in the last few years, I have utilized Instagram as a platform for my business & it has been amazing! I have a background in marketing and social media as well, so I truly love what I do & being able to meet people from all over the world. IG reels have taken my account and business to the next level & it has made my job so fun and creative!
WHAT PERSONAL OR PROFESSIONAL PROJECTS DO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT ?
I am working on taking my content, business and collaborations to the next level - and wanting to connect with more women like me with the same goals. I have some upcoming projects planned for the near future & a big goal is to let more people into my every day life and creating relatable content/videos.
WHAT IS YOUR DAILY MOMMY ROUTINE ?
I wish I had a "set" routine, but we kind of thrive on chaos in this household. I normally wake up to my child yelling "MOM! MOM!!" And then we make a healthy breakfast (coffee, of course) and relax a little before the day begins. Luckily my job is very flexible, so I try to get orders out, catch up with my team and squeeze in some play time outside. Then we normally run to the grocery store or do some errands to get out, come back, cook dinner & hang out for the rest of the night. Also, I want to note that I like to get ready, do my hair & makeup, skincare routine etc. so that I feel more put together and productive! Makes me feel good.
IN THE EVENING WITH YOUR FAMILY, ARE YOU MORE CAMPFIRE AND BARBECUE OR NETFLIX AND CHILL ? DO YOU HAVE ANY SERIES TO RECOMMEND ?
In the summer, we love to sit outside by the fire and barbecue, but when it's chilly out, we're all about the Netflix and snuggling up. I personally love a good 20/20 or Dateline episode or any sort of Thriller or Crime movie (if you know, you know), but I also love a good chick flick or romantic movie. We've been watching the show Cruel Summer on Hulu and are about to watch the Netflix movie, Things Heard & Seen which looks amazing!
TELL US ABOUT THE PLACES WHERE YOU LIVE. WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE PLACES ? TELL US ABOUT YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD ?
I live in Michigan (United States) outside of the city of Grand Rapids. We live in the suburbs and have a nice quiet neighborhood with a lot of young parents like us! We love to head to the beach about 30 minutes down the road (Lake Michigan) or head into the city of Grand Rapids to check out the bars and restaurants - and can't forget the breweries, it's what GR is known for!
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE PLACES TO TRAVEL ? FOR A WEEKEND OR FOR A LONG VACATION ?
We love a good relaxing vacation where we can kick up our feet. For a weekend trip, we normally stay in Michigan since there are so many beautiful places here by the lakeshore. We love Saugatuck as well as Traverse City! For a long vacation, any place warm with a beach or pool - Arizona, Florida or even somewhere in the Caribbean (tropical drink in hand)
COULD PARIS BE A DESTINATION THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO VISIT ?
Absolutely! It's on my bucket list of places to visit and looks so romantic. Plus, I want to eat my way through Paris and try some authentic chocolate croissants. Feel like Paris is a place that everyone needs to visit at least once!
WHICH WOMEN OR MEN INSPIRE YOU ? WHY OR WHY NOT ?
My mom has always been a huge inspiration for me. She raised 4 kids, worked full-time, traveled for work and somehow kept it all together - she provided a beautiful life for all of us & always was bubbly, positive and fun. She is the one that taught me work ethic and how important it is as a woman to have your own interests, career and goals! She is the original boss mom.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE ?
I would describe my style as simplistic, but modern. I like to try new trends (in a classy way), but also think that a simple white t-shirt, nicely fitted jeans and some white sneakers or sandals is such a perfect look. I prefer a classic outfit and add gold jewelry & a beautiful bag to take the look to the next level. Accessories can truly make any outfit!
WHAT DOES BEING A MOM MEAN TO YOU ? COMPLETE OUR SENTENCE : MOTHER'S DAY IS A SPECIAL DAY FOR ME BECAUSE...
Mother's Day is special for me because my mom was always my idol growing up and now I get to be that person for my daughter. Mother's are so strong & truly deserve the world! We're able to handle and do it all and give so much love & now that I am a mom, I understand how hard it can be
TELL US ABOUT YOUR COLLABORATION WITH NOUS & PANAME !
I am SO excited to be working with Nous & Paname! The most gorgeous & high quality bags that are exactly my style :) perfect for mommas too! I am doing a giveaway on my Instagram for a free tote bag (choice of camel, black or black gold-studded) and it ends 5/6. Can't wait for someone to experience how amazing these bags are!