Where are you from?
I am from Eldorado, IL and have lived in the area my whole life.
Tell us about your family...
I will soon celebrate my 20th Anniversary to the love of my life in January. He's my rock and I am so very blessed to have him in my life. My husband Ed and I have two daughters Sarah and Courtney, and 3 grandchildren.
Tell us about your career...
I am the event coordinator for Hospice of Southern Illinois and work in our fund development department. We are a community-based not-for profit-hospice organization and I coordinate our special fundraising events. I love my job and working with all our families, and knowing we are making a difference. Through my job I have learned to never take things for granted and live life to the fullest everyday.
Get the Look: Women's Pink Snakeskin Print Kimono $98
Does fashion play a big role in your life?
I do love to stay up on current fashion trends and enjoy following fashion bloggers on Instagram. I love how Eccentrics keeps up on all the current trends and has something for women of all ages and sizes. When I come into the store I love how they help you style outfits. It's like having a personal stylist.
What is your favorite fashion trend right now?
I love the off-the shoulder-trend and duster cardigans.
Do you have a favorite outfit that you modeled at Eccentrics?
I loved everything I modeled but my favorites were the grey sweater and the mauve long kimono. And of course, all the Kendra Scott pieces!
Get the Look: Women's Plus Size V-Neck Sweater with Ruffled Sleeves $49 // Kendra Scott Oster Earring $130
How would you define your personal style?
I like to be trendy but I prefer classic pieces. I love dresses and (if given the choice) I'll wear a dress over jeans.
Do you have a beauty secret you wish to share?
I believe good skin care is important and never sleeping in your makeup.
What is your life motto?
"Let your faith be bigger than your fear."
Want do you do for fun?
I love to travel and spending time with family and friends. We have a Jeep, so in the warm months we love to go jeeping with friends. And of course...shopping!
What does a typical day look like for you?
Busy working and keeping up with housework.
First thing you do when you wake up?
I thank God for another day to wake up and His blessings.
Last thing you do before you go to bed?
I go over my to-do list for the next day and get things ready.
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What advice do you have for women who are trying to make their mark on the world?
Be yourself and don't try to be like someone else. Work hard and dream big!
How would you describe yourself in three sentences?
I am child of God. I am a woman who loves her husband and family. I'm passionate about my faith, family, and career.