In today's Southern Spotlight, I introduce to you Darci McClung.
I first met Darci through her Facebook business, Embellished Boutique. She's a strong, southern woman with a mind for business. Somehow, she manages to keep everything between her business and family life, balanced.
Take a look at our interview below...
Describe yourself in five words...
Mother, wife, business-owner, Christian, outgoing
You run a successful, small business, Tell me about how you got started and the keys to success.
I have always worked. Well when I got married we decided to have a baby. I got sick and couldn't work. I became a stay at home mother to my 3 children for 6 years! My husband works in the mining industry and of course it is up and down. I decided I needed to work but didn't want my kids going to a babysitter. So I got the idea of opening a clothing boutique! It only took me 3 weeks to get everything in order and open for business!! I prayed and always put God first and I believe He have kept us going thus far!! My store is Embellished Boutique and I accept orders via the shops Facebook page.
Here are a few new items available from Embellished Boutique. She also carries gorgeous clothes for kids!
You are a southern girl! Tell me and my readers how you define a southern belle.
I think a southern belle is a woman who is classy and tasteful! I keep that in mind when I'm stocking my store! I do not carry clothing that may leave a wrong impression…
Tell me about your faith and your church life...
I am a Christian and I attend Cornerstone Family Fellowship. I like to volunteer with the church and I sing in the praise and worship team.
What is your favorite color? Why?
My favorite color is purple. I don't know why but I'm drawn to it and have been since a child.
What is your favorite season? Why?
My favorite season is autumn. I love when the weather is around 70 degrees and all the beautiful fall colors in our mountains!
What is your favorite holiday? Why?
My favorite holiday is Christmas! This is a time we celebrate the birth of Jesus and our families come together. I love to decorate for Christmas because it makes our home feel so welcoming and warm.
How do you balance it all?
How do you balance it all?
I have lots of help! My husband and my mother are a huge help with everything! My mom helps me at the store every day. I bring my kids to work with me so it gets crazy at times! My husband is my biggest supporter and believes in me and everything I set out to do in life! He is my rock. To be honest, my house is neglected most days and we eat out a lot due to long hours at the store! It's a crazy life but it’s fun and we love it! We have made it work for us.
What advice do you have for my readers who may be interested in opening a small business?
My advice to anyone that is wanting to open a small business is just JUMP IN and do it! You never know until you try! Give it time to grow before expecting to make a profit and remember that you have to be willing to spend money to make money. Always put God first in your life and He will guide you and help you make the right decisions for your business and family life.
With love and warmth,
CEO- The House of Q’s
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