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Introduction Part Two: The Key Players

In my life, I choose not to rely on my own strength and wisdom to make decisions and kick it from day to day. I do NOT have all the answers, but I pride myself on my ability to meet friends, make connections and surround myself with a team of trusted advisors. I want Flying Pig to feel like a home away from home for y’all, and that includes introducing you to my squad.

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First up, meet Mark. He’s my husband, he’s the Excel to my Pinterest and the Swiffer to my glitter. We got married on June 3rd, 2017, went on a honeymoon to Greece and Italy and moved to Raleigh ONE day later. We are both still coming back to earth and being regularly-whelmed. Expect to hear from him on organization, sports, finance, date nights & local gems.


Secondly, our sweet Dorothy June, named for the month we were married and her sweet little old soul personality. She was rescued from Franklin County, NC the day before she was scheduled to be put down. While she was a total surprise, she was the absolute #1 missing piece in our family. She’ll pipe up now and then about separation anxiety, training suggestions and every day celebrations.

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Next, my Mom and Dad (Betsy and Kit). They are my best friends, and I’d be hard pressed to make it through each day without their inspiration and guidance. My dad has been in the Real Estate industry for over 30 years and he inspires me, gives me tough love and love of the regular sort. Like crazy!

My mom is a HOOT. She is all of 4’11” filled with advice, ideas, and disclaimers about dangerous and terrifying things you should be aware of  in your every day life. She’s crafty, cute, and the queen of manners.

Count on them from time to time to share advice, hostessing tips, business suggestions and mom/dad jokes.

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Meet my team of #1 gals.* They keep me sane through memes, scheduled phone dates, trips to the woods and endless group texts. While this is just a snapshot of a few of the incredible women in my life, they are my core and a great visual into the wisdom I have surrounding me. I’ll interview them about their home searches, job searches, relationship advice and love on them through plenty of crafts and snail mail.

I’m also blessed by an amazing family consisting of perfect in-laws and genius aunts, uncles & cousins. You’ll hear from them when it comes to etiquette, hosting gatherings and many other golden adulthood insights.

No (wo)man is an island, and we need to lean on each other in good, bad and boring times. I love welcoming you right into my virtual living room and can’t wait for you to step inside my inner circle to hear from the people who shape my life.

*Yes, we always laugh this effortlessly

All photos are courtesy of sweet Hope Taylor Photography except the one I took on my iPhone and pitifully edited. 


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