Laurel Donahoo here! I’m the editor over here at Always Summer and the director of all the social media at SummerHouse! (Can I just take a moment to say that I have the best job EVER?!)
Later this week, I am having my second child so I’m about to be out of pocket for a couple of months! After searching high and low, we finally found someone who I got really excited about as someone who could step into my shoes for a little while! I’m excited to introduce you to Kristin Miller, my INCREDIBLE maternity leave replacement! I’ve known Kristin for a little while now and think she might be the most perfect person ever to take over this position for a while! She was kind enough to answer a few questions for us so you can get to know her a little bit better! So without any further delay… Meet Kristin!
Tell us about yourself! Where you’re from, where you live, about your family…
I have grown up in Madison, MS and currently live in Ridgeland with my fiance and child/dog Stella. After graduating from Mississippi State, I immediately moved to New York City. I loved my time there and came back so inspired, but quickly learned that the older I get the more I want to be close to my family. So I now live less than a mile away from my parents and childhood home. If you were to tell me that I’d live that close to them a few years ago I would laugh at the thought but it couldn’t be more perfect now.
What was your first impression of SummerHouse when you walked in for your interview?
WHERE DO I START? There is so much beauty in SummerHouse my mind couldn’t even focus on one thing when I first walked in for my interview. As I stood around and slowly started scanning item by item I immediately noticed the detail put into every inch of the retail floor. For example, one of the coffee tables had the coolest box of matches sitting on it!
What’s your favorite social media platform currently and why?
Instagram. Hands down. You know the saying “A picture is worth a thousand words”? I love that I can scroll through pictures and not only draw a ton of inspiration from the people I follow but also gain a lot of knowledge about what’s happening in friends and family members lives as well as people I look up to all across the world.
What is your favorite way to spend a lazy weekend?
A big breakfast (my favorite meal) followed by a long walk with my dog Stella and a glass of wine with friends.
Rumor has it you do some pretty awesome calligraphy! Tell us more about how you got into that!
When my family first got a computer I was mesmerized by the different font options (there were only about 15 at the time). I would sit in front of the computer and try to copy the fonts for hours. Ever since then I have had a love for typography so as soon as I saw Fresh Ink was holding a Intro to Calligraphy class I immediately signed up. I have been doing calligraphy for about 2 years now and absolutely love it!
What are you eating for dinner tonight?
Salmon, sautéed spinach and onions, and broccoli with Halo Top chocolate ice cream for dessert!
What’s your favorite magazine these days?
Elle magazine’s wedding edition because I get married in April!
What is your favorite app on your phone?
I would be completely lost in life without Google Maps.
What else do we need to know about you?!
I am so excited to get to help out at SummerHouse for the next few months!
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Yay, thank you so much Kristin! I could not be more excited to have you stepping in.
And thank YOU for stopping by today! I hope your week is off to a great start! xo!