Hi! I’m Kim. I grew up in the small town of Monticello in Northeast Missouri. I grew up even more when I moved to Columbia to attend the University of Missouri. I spent almost 10 years in Columbia, followed by a brief stint in the DC area, two years overseas in Italy, a couple years down in Georgia, and most recently have returned to the DC area!
If you haven’t guessed it already by the long list of places I’ve called home, I am married to an Army guy. 😉 We met in grade school and against all odds married shortly after our college graduations. We live a crazy, always-moving, always-something-new, military life. My full-time job these days is keeping our household running and being a momma. I still love to work and keep myself involved in a million other things at all times, but those things are not quite the same as they were a couple years ago. Funny how much life can change so much in just a short amount of time!
Taking a break from the traditional “work” I used to know and traveling the European countryside was an eye-opening experience. Living abroad changed me. It made me realize that maybe running/conquering the world wasn’t the most important thing in my life. Maybe…just maybe…taking time to stop and actually smell the roses [ instead of shoving them into arrangements as fast as I could ALL. DAY. LONG. ] was just as fulfilling as anything else I’d ever accomplished.
Although floral work takes a little bit of a back seat these days, I squeeze in as much freelance work as my floral schedule will allow and from time-to-time take on a few fun projects through my floral business, Florassentials.