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I am a Washington native who has had her hand in a few pots, from running the well-known Black Hog BBQ chain with my husband, Mike, to managing successful social media campaigns, to video editing and photography, to attempting to start my own Youtube Channel.  I like to share everything on the blog in a down-to-earth, honest way; Not only am I a makeup artist for over 25 years I am a  skincare junkie and love to break down my anti-aging trials – the good the bad the ugly (the healing process).  I also love to share my best recipes, sometimes with the help of Mike (yes I am married to a chef and yes people it IS as good as it sounds).  I love to share my design ideas for home and restaurants  (did we mention she does interior design?), travel hotspots and the best luxe items. 
 
I believe that relationships are the most important motivators in our lives, helping us achieve goals and maintaining momentum.  Mike and I have not only built a strong 20+ year marriage/ relationship but have launched and /or renovated over 10 restaurants and, most recently, invested in a 50-acre farm DRY RUN RANCH to build their dream home. Yes, we are the GC’s (Smoke House Properties) building it themselves, so I’ll add general contractor and Dior- and Gucci-wearing farmer now too ( Remember Green Acres?  No, google it and that is me!  One of my other great joys in my relationships with women of all ages, which helps me thrive in every endeavor. Stay tuned for interviews with some of my favorite ladies on my Youtube Channel too.  I am also committed to giving my time and resources to women’s causes, close to my heart is Faith House here in my hometown.  I really do believe in supporting the community. What’s next? 

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