ONE little MOMMA is our life behind ONE little BELT. On this blog, you'll find shop/business updates, momma style, and glimpses of other happenings in our life. I love running a business and working to help it grow, but I also have so many other hobbies that I love. Here you'll be able to see other projects that we're working on, my fashion finds and outfits, tips, tutorials, and any other items I think you'll enjoy.
More about us...
I grew up in Kansas City, then went to college in Utah, where I met my future husband, Soren (great story for another day). We got married, and I graduated with a degree in Nutritional Science. We found out soon after I graduated that we were pregnant with our first little guy (Easton). That scrapped my plans of a Master's degree in Dietetics AND turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to us!
We lived in Seattle for 2.5 years after college, and it wasn't ever the right fit for us. We wanted to love it, but the darkness and being away from all family and friends was really hard on me. The bright part was that we became parents twice in that time. When Easton was 17 months, Baby #2 (Kesler) was born, and we started seriously looking at moving closer to family. By divine intervention, we found a great job and a perfect house. We moved 10 minutes away from my family before Kesler turned 2 months. We have lived in Liberty, Missouri since January 2011, and it has been wonderful for us. We welcomed our third little guy, Knox, in 2013.
While in Seattle and after becoming parents for the first time, the idea for ONE little BELT came about. In 2009, we were dressing 6-week old Easton for a party. Being a fashion-conscious mom, I already had a tiny pair of blue jeans for him, but once he was dressed, we noticed that something was missing. My husband quickly fashioned a tiny belt out of one of my old leather belts, and the problem was solved. His empty belt loops were filled, and his outfit was surprisingly perfect.
After receiving many compliments on my son's tiny belt, I started doing research and found that this was a product no one else offered. I convinced my husband, Soren, to learn how to hand make belts, and we eventually decided to start a business selling real leather belts for babies and toddlers.
Read more about the beginning of ONE little BELT here.
Things that make me ME...
I am extremely observant, and I have an eye for just the right look.
I can read at lightning speed.
I'm only a perfectionist when it comes to color.
I have a hard time showing a lot of strong emotion, but I'm actually pretty feisty and opinionated.
I never close anything all the way, especially lids; I have ruined binders, backpacks, and purses my whole life with a leaky beverage lid.
My favorite color is green.
I hate getting ready for bed with a passion and have been known to skip the process entirely if my hubby isn't looking.
I am easily embarrassed and am typically terrified to answer the phone.
I am a NOT a swimmer. Never learned; the water gets up my nose every time.
I do not eat fruit desserts unless it is a pie. Dessert needs to have some weight to be worth my time.
I am formerly a runner with a marathon, a half-marathon, and other races under my belt.
My greatest joy comes from seeing my kids laugh together.
I love anything fuzzy and soft.
My favorite scents are coconut or honeydew melon.
I love to vacuum and hate to do dishes. Yep, there are dirty ones in the sink right now.
J. Crew has been, is currently, and always will be my favorite.
I have a passion for shopping old people's garage sales and thrift stores.
Number one on my bucket list is to see baby sea turtles hatch on the beach anywhere in the world.
I love my kids more than anything and strive to always make them feel loved.