In today's Southern Spotlight I introduce to you, Melissa White.
I have known Melissa and her family for as long as I can remember and am happy that we have been able to keep in touch through the years. Melissa has always been such a sweet person. This little family just makes my heart warm.
Read our interview below...
Faithful. Grateful. Driven. Quirky. Easy-Going
You recently started to sell LuLaRoe. Tell me about how you got started and what you enjoy about the company most.
I was introduced to LuLaRoe by my LuLaRoe obsessed sister who has a friend that is a consultant. I love that the clothes are beautiful, comfortable and affordable enough for everyone to enjoy. The fact that the majority of their clothes are made in the U.S.A. is a huge plus too. I've never been a salesperson and I don't really think of this as selling either...it's more like I introduce ladies to clothes that I love! It thrills me when someone who has never considered wearing leggings leaves one of my "Pop Up Boutiques" wearing a wild and wonderful printed pair! I can see an immediate boost in their confidence and it's a great feeling to think I played a small part in that. I get to go to parties all the time too, which is fun for a chatty girl like me. There's nothing else I'd rather be doing right now. **Check out Melissa's business webpage here.
|Melissa and her pretty daugter, Maggie modeling LuLaRoe dresses and leggings.|
You are a southern girl! Tell my readers how you define a southern belle.
I define a southern belle as someone who is nice and polite regardless of the situation. She can be honest and disagree without ever being rude or unkind. She loves beautiful colors, animals, fresh air and quality time with her friends and family. Also, her favorite drink has to be sweet tea!
Tell me about your faith and your church life...
I have gone to a Nazarene church since birth. I currently attend Man Church of the Nazarene where I serve as Vice President of our Ladies Aid group and Children's Director. I'm not very gifted musically, but I'm a great event planner. I enjoy using this gift for God in any way that I can. God has certainly been good to me and I want to help lead others to Him.
|Melissa, her husband John and their children, Maggie and Connor.|
What is your favorite color? Why?
I love hot pink but I'd have to say that green and blue Earth tones are my favorite. The siding on my house is green and almost all my interior walls are either green or blue. The sky is blue and grass is green. I often wonder if those are God's favorite colors too!
What is your favorite season? Why?
Spring is my favorite season. I love to see that the cold winter is ending and think about all the fun that lies ahead as the weather warms up. I love the smell of freshly mowed grass. It may be my favorite smell
What is your favorite holiday? Why?
Thanksgiving is definitely my favorite holiday. I love watching The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and then feasting with all my family. Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the Christmas season which means I get to decorate all four of my Christmas trees! I love Christmas decorations and have been known to go a little overboard with my decor!
What is your decorating style?
My decorating style is loosely based on ideas I get from Pottery Barn catalogs. I study them and try to use things that I have to emulate their style. I have a lot of black distressed wood furniture in my home. I love coastal decor and everything in Paula Deen's furniture line. My coffee tables and end tables are from her collection. The walls of my house are covered with pictures of my family and kids. Seeing their smiling faces all over the house makes me happier than Thomas Kincaid paintings (or any other art) ever could.
How do you balance it all?
I teach five days a week, sell LuLaRoe, work in my church and drive the kids to practices several times a week. I am probably the busiest person I know and I wouldn't want it any other way. My grandpa and dad have always said that when you slow down or retire you end up dead. I try to keep all my obligations on my phone and refrigerator calendars. I rarely cook, but the four of us eat dinner together almost every evening. It's at a table, but usually not our table at home. I know that time will pass and I never want to look back and feel like I missed out on anything. I try to say yes to new opportunities and make time for the things that matter most. They say that if you need something done to find the busiest person you know and ask them. I try to live by that philosophy.
With love and warmth,
CEO- The House of Q’s
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