Where are you from?
A small town in East Texas called Longview. I grew up there and attended Pine Tree High School where I did Cheerleading and Theater! I was Tiger Lily my senior in the musical Peter Pan!
Is that your natural hair color?
Yes! I get asked this all the time though I think the freckles and red eyebrows give it away. I do some highlights, but I’m kind of wanting to do more auburn lowlights this fall.
Favorite beauty product?
What does your husband do?
Ben is a financial advisor and founder of Brockman & Associates. He does everything from financial planning to investment management, and life insurance planning. He works so hard and I am so proud of him. He is truly great at what he does. We are actually in Seattle this week with New York Life, who he works with, to celebrate.
Where did you go to college?
Texas A&M. I graduated in 2007 with a bachelors degree in communication and a minor in business. I thought I wanted to be a news anchor and even interned at a local news station in Longview (KETK) and didn’t think the news life was for me. I worked in baseball after college for the Texas Rangers and for their minor league team, the Frisco Roughriders. I got my teaching certificate during that and taught kindergarten. I only taught for 1 year, and started my photography business, Freckled Egg Photography, during that year. I loved it so much, I made the decision to pursue it full time and did that for almost 9 years.
Maui! Take me back! We went there before kids and had the time of our lives. I have to say, Disneyland last year was so wonderful and may actually top Maui because it was so amazing watching the wonder on the kids’ faces.
I get asked how I find the music I use for the videos I’ve done for my family and blog and I love to listen to Jai Wolf pandora. It inspires me to create. When I’m driving, alone…which is never BTW, I like to listen to country, and just recent hits. I love Carrie Underwood, and the song “Homecoming Queen” from Kelsea Ballerini is a recent fav. I also love Coldplay and Judah & the Lion.
Diet Coke and a sugar cookie :). Also, the Bachelor
Favorite places to shop?
I love Tuckernuck. I would say that is my absolute favorite. They always have timeless pieces for every occasion. I also love Anthropologie for candles, Pottery Barn for home decor, and Sweet Honey for Tessa’s clothes.
Do you get a spray tan?
Yes! If you have had them before, you know they are LIFE CHANGING! I feel like I can take on the world with a spray tan. I get my airbrush done locally by Salon Genesis. I don’t go very dark.
I go back and forth, but have my hands filled with my two babes. We aren’t planning on it for now…
How tall are you?
I will always wish I had dark eyelashes. I look like a different person without mascara I think. I used to do eyelash extensions, but it took too much time.
How old are you?
What are some of your personality traits?
I am honest to a fault. It is hard for me not to tell the truth. I am also inherently a peacemaker. I don’t like it when people don’t get along and always want to “fix it.” I love to have fun and try not to sweat the small stuff.
What religion are you?
I was raised and choose to still worship at a Church of Christ. We worship mostly on Sunday mornings, Sunday evenings, and Wednesday nights. I love my church family here in The Woodlands and they are such a blessing in my life. I actually teach cradle roll (0-12 months) on Sundays!
What is your go to healthy snack?
Almonds and raisins I like to mix together and sip on a Topo Chico. I also eat a banana with my coffee/latte every morning. I also love the Apple Larabars.
Why do you go to D.C. every year?
My husband is a political involvement leader representing the New York Life Houston Office. He meets with members of Congress in D.C. once a year to advocate for improvements in the financial industry. (Retirement planning specifically)