Contributor Spotlight: Meet Jackie!

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You’ve already fallen in love with her posts, now we want you to MEET Jackie. Get to know this talented mama, and DMMB Contributor a little better!

Contributor Spotlight: Meet Jackie | Denver Metro Moms Blog

Kid situation?: Mom to a spitfire (almost) 9-month old boy!

Job situation?: Marketing Director at Red Rocks Country Club – I also have an Etsy shop called Fancy Flamingo, and I make custom burlap banners for life’s special occasions. The latter is by far my favorite job πŸ™‚

Native? Or “Not so Native”?: I’m originally from Overland Park, Kansas and am a proud Jayhawk, but I’ve lived in Denver for 8 years.

What are your passions?: My sweet baby boy and being creative in all aspects of life!

When you’re not in full on mom mode, what do you enjoy doing?: Enjoying the Colorado outdoors, exploring this world with my little nugget, reading Real Simple magazine and of course, making banners and sitting on my couch.

What’s your tagline or mantra?: You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.

Any indulgences?: Chocolate. Ugh.

What’s the one thing you NEVER leave the house without?: Blistex (addicted) and a water bottle.

Describe your mom style: Let’s face it, I really have no idea what I’m doing as far as raising my son. But he is happy and healthy, so I must be doing something right.

What’s in your purse right now?: Cash from selling ‘baby things’ this morning, thanks to a Facebook kids’ local resale site (love them). Coupons for Babies R Us, World Market, Pier 1, and Joann Fabric (hello burlap). Walgreens receipt – I should basically buy stock in them because now that my son is in daycare and gets sick every two weeks, I’m there almost daily. A fig bar, so I never get ‘hangry’. And cough drops, because fall allergies are the worst. Oh, and my wallet of course..

What is your favorite smell?: My son’s blanket and clothes. I could eat them, just like I could eat him!

What does your typical Saturday morning look like?: Waking up WAY TOO EARLY. My son is beaming at 6am! Taking a family walk with our german shepherd. Then sitting at the counter, playing with my son while we watch my husband make us breakfast.

What is your most treasured material possession? My Macbook. I just got a new one a couple of weeks ago. I love her.

What’s your secret to balancing it all?: Doing things for myself that I enjoy, so I’m the best mom I can be. These include coffee, staying connected with friends new and old, regular mani/pedis, putting a lot of effort into my Etsy business, shopping, wine and Unisom so I get a good night’s sleep πŸ™‚

Read all posts by Jackie here.

Jackie is taking over our Instagram today, and giving us all a peek into her everyday life! Follow along at #TakeoverTuesday #DMMB

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Elizabeth is a coffee-fueled Kansas transplant, IT Marketing & Communications professional, co-owner, and founder of DMMB. She's mom to two little ones and a 165 pound Newfoundland, Dally. Aside from her family and connecting with other Denver Metro moms, Elizabeth is passionate about many things: adventures local and abroad, balancing a fit lifestyle with a serious love for food, a good martini, reading- books and blogs, failing at DIY, spontaneous dance parties, and finding great fashion buys!

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