I used to always say that my favorite color is red. Until recently I discovered that I tend to choose teal for everything. No joke… my YETI mug is teal, my laptop cover is teal, the t-shirt I’m wearing right now is teal and the accent color I used in our last home staging project you ask? You guessed it… teal!
Pop, hip hop, rock and old school are also thrown into the mix, but my go-to is always country.
Quite the 180, but yes, before this I was wearing scrubs and taking x-rays. I worked in the medical field for 3 years before I worked up the nerve to quit my steady 9-5 job and pursue my dream of owning a home staging business. If you want to learn more about my story click here.
And wear a big fancy hat!
When I was a little girl I used to go to horse camp. The horse I had during camp was a beautiful brown chestnut colored horse with a white diamond between its eyes. And guess what?! He was available for sale at the end of camp! Quite literally I begged my mother to buy my horse and take him home with us. She would say “Now Laura, where do you suppose we are going to store this gigantic animal?” Well that was a simple answer for a child, “In our fenced in backyard!” To me it was a no brainer. No we did not have a large back yard. And no it didn’t even cross my mind how we were going to transport the horse to the house and who would properly take care of him. Of course, the answer was a big fat “NO.”
Looking back, it’s funny to think that I actually thought my mother would let me take home a horse. Even though she crushed my dreams at that moment, to this day I am still determined to own my very own horse… and believe me, I will do it.
Above the clouds and all, I jumped.
Jumping out of an airplane is exhilarating… your heart is racing, your body is shaking, and the next thing you know, your feet are on the edge of the plane and the instructor attached to your back is leaning you forward and out of the plane. It’s such an adrenaline rush that I remember as soon as I landed I just wanted more.
Growing up we’ve always had a cat in the house. Three years ago I adopted my very own, Stella Rose, from a rescue. Her mom was found in a dumpster, pregnant, when a garbage man heard a cat crying. He took her home to keep as a pet, but realized she was pregnant and that the best decision would be to give her up to a rescue. Shortly after, she gave birth, and my Stella was one of them. This story is so near and dear to my heart that in the near future I plan on becoming a foster myself to help other cats in need.
Golfing runs in the family. Both of my brothers are pros (I’m talking really good), my sister was captain of the varsity golf team, my parents love the game, and I like to believe I’m not too shabby myself. I worked at a golf course for 10 years starting at the age of 15 and have played ever since!
In my spare time, I love to read inspirational books. The ones that are motivational and empower women to get out there and follow your dreams and build your business from the ground up are some of my favorites. Girl Wash Your Face, Girl Boss, Girl Code and The Magnolia Story are at the top of my list, to name just a few.
If you put Sour Patch Kids and a Snicker’s bar in front of me and told me to choose between the two, hands down it would be the Sour Patch Kids. I’ve never been a big chocolate fan! Unless it’s white chocolate that is 🙂
I started a sketch book at 8 years old and have hung on to it ever since. The sketch book entails floor plans of my dream home, drawings of nature, animals… the works! I was that little girl sitting in her bedroom envisioning having customers and drawing out their future home. It’s no wonder why I’m in the home staging industry, and I absolutely love helping others create a space that they can call home.