There it was again and again...in cards, in books, in my daily devotions, highlighted + dated many times in my bible, and on a lunchbox note my mom had written me back in high school that hung on my bulletin board in my childhood room for over a decade.
Joshua 1:9 was showing up ev-er-y-wheree, and little did I know, God had big plans for that powerful verse.
From firm foundation for my feet, to a source of courage to chase some of my biggest dreams—like opening the doors of One:Nine, and writing + publishing my books Lessons from My Lunchbox: Overcoming the Bullies One Note at a Time and Lessons for Their Lunchbox—there was no doubt that Joshua 1:9 had found its home in my heart.
Not only had it found its home in me, but there was a boldness and bravery inside the people in my life that inspired me on the daily; in my amazing family, in my dearest friends, in the amazing women who make up team One:Nine, and in all of YOU.
Joshua 1:9 described the very fabric of who we are, and who you are, so perfectly that it became the inspiration behind One:Nine Boutique.
I come from a long line of entrepreneurs, and my love for fashion goes back to dress-up days in my mom’s vintage gowns and pearls. Finding the perfect pieces to fill every inch of One:Nine Boutique for all of you fills me up, and so does catching up every single time you've come through our doors over the past 6 years. I'm so grateful for all of you, my dear friend & incredibly talented Co-Owner, Hails, who has loved One:Nine like her own since she started in 2016, and our amazing team...you all make One:Nine my home away from home.
I’m a lover of my country roots with a love for Jesus, my family & friends, travel, fashion, fitness, and being a wife + mama. When I’m not at One:Nine, you can find me with my sweet husband, Nick, and our son, Leo (who has completely stolen our hearts), loving life as a mom/business owner and sneaking in buying sessions + all things business while Leo naps, at Eagle Brook Church on Saturday nights with the fam, packing our suitcases for our next travel adventure (we love visiting Italy and can't wait to take Leo), catching a yoga or Peloton class, spending time at our family cabin on the St. Croix, or giggling with my girlfriends turned sisters over a yummy dinner.
“Being Bold & Brave is standing firmly on God’s promises + stepping out in faith as you chase down your dreams and shine brightly as only you can do.”
For as long as I can remember, I’ve always had a passion + love for all things fashion and style. From sketching designs as a little girl, creating outfits for friends + family, and being obsessed with interior design…I loved it all. After working in retail for a few years, I followed my heart + pursued an education at St. Catherine University. I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Merchandising and a minor in Business Administration. While in college, I had the opportunity to do a study abroad fashion program in London, Paris + Florence which was not only a dream come true, but helped bring out my love for fashion even more.
Since day one at One:Nine, it’s been my heart + home for pursuing my dreams further.
I started at One:Nine back in the beginning, and I knew that this was where I wanted to be long term. When Rach asked me to come on board with her as Co-Owner, it was the easiest YES I’ve ever said. Rach + I go way back to the dance days when we were young, and I am beyond blessed to have her in my life as a mentor, friend, and now business partner. So, here we are, together at One:Nine, with Joshua 1:9 at our core in all we do.
You can find me at the store buying new arrivals to fill up the store, merchandising the displays, doing all things marketing + social media, or connecting with all of YOU who make One:Nine such a special place to be. We truly have an amazing community of women here, both on team One:Nine + with our customers turned friends.
A little more about me: I’m a dog mama to a sweet + spunky girl, Ruby Rae. She keeps me busy + entertained, always. I’m known for being the queen of neutral colors, in both my home + clothing; it’s become part of who I am at this point. I’m a coffee lover through and through, so you can find me drinking iced espresso shots at any hour of the day. When I’m not here, I’m likely sipping on a glass of Prosecco, cooking up a new recipe, spending time with my friends + family who mean the world to me, or styling an event for A Family Affair Event Styling (which I co-own with my mom + sister). I love being on the go + am always up for a new adventure!
“Being Bold & Brave means whole-heartedly and fearlessly taking on new adventures while being the best you that you were made to be.”
To being bold & brave, always.
Are you with us?!