Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Hive Member Spotlight - Dendria "Dee" McLaughlin - CO

For some reason her pic is turning out small on here. Double click to see her life size :)

I am married and have been for 10 years to a wonderful guy named Scott. He is my best friend in the whole world. We have 3 kids, 2 canine kids, Jazz (15 year old black lab) and Maddie (4 year old miniature dachshund) and 1 equine kid, Joker (10 year old quarter horse mare).

My birthday is in December, I am a Capricorn. I am from Kansas, I grew up on a ranch. I have one older and one younger brother, needless to say “you can take the girl outta Kansas but you can’t take the Kansas outta the girl”. I moved to Colorado in 1994 after meeting Scott. He has been here for 22 years and is originally from Florida.

I am a Registered Yoga Teacher, I graduated 200 hour certification in 2001. I have been practicing on and off since, both personally and professionally. I am in the military and have been since 1990. So is my husband, this is how we met. I retire from it 1 June 2013, but who’s counting!

I love animals, especially horses and I am starting a certification program in May in Equine Management. We have a boat and lots of waterskiing/wakeboarding friends. We are on the “limited water” here in Colorado as much as we possibly can. Oh yeah and most importantly, I speak my mind.

It took me 3 days to get the courage to “pull the trigger” on Urban Botanic. I am addicted to smells, I have stashes of stuff in my closets. I have wanted to do something “on the side” and all the other parties are so redundant. I see so many possibilities with UB, I have already started naming recipes and I haven’t even received my kit yet! I am a creative animal and I believe I could make fire out of saran wrap.

I looked for a reason to not sign up but I couldn’t ever come up with one so I just did it. I was so relieved after hitting the “this is it, there’s no going back button” I guess it’s the whole pick a side and get off the fence thing.

I am the one who had 27 RSVPs at the party I was hosting for Anne. Thank goodness only 14 showed up. It was crazy the way it was, I could not imagine twice as many people. I try and make as many acquaintances as I can everywhere I go. Some are friends, some are co-workers, some are drinking buddies, some are neighbors, some are winter friends and some are summer friends. I like to surround myself with people, every kind of people.

I have found the WAHM forum very helpful and I am already taking notes from it. Keep on chatting you guys! My advice to others would be “do not limit your imagination”. If you can think of it, you can BE of it.

What were your results on the personality test? What is your strongest scent family and do you agree with the results?

My strongest was herby. Absolutely I agree. I am also fruity, which I am kule with too.
It’s boring to be the same all the time.

I have 3 financial goals in the next 12 months:
1. Buy a laptop for myself.
2. Pay for a trip for Scott and I.
3. Buy Scott a shuffleboard table for his basement.

1 business goal:
Sign up 6 consultants within the next year.

Personal goal:
Have fun! And I will reassess on 1 April of next year and see where I’m at.

My personality trait would be details. I am a very detail oriented person. My reminder to myself- I may be scared to death of what I have no control over but I close my eyes and jump anyway! It makes the fear a little less fearful each time.

Shawna's Crazy Questions below...

If you were a flower what would it be and why?

I would have to say a Daisy. I consider them to be a happy flower and they lift me up when I see them. Plus I like saying the word "Daisy". Kind of like "I'm your huckleberry" only "I'm your Daisy"

I'm your Huckleberry- my favorite line from Tombstone-Val Kilmer aka Doc Holiday. One of my favorite movies.

What would you do if you were given $1000 towards your UB Business?

I'd pay myself back for the starter kit
I'd order pumps for the lotion and shower gels
I'd buy my business cards
I'd put an ad in our HOA newsletter advertising my new venture
I'd gas my car and drive around to all the local businesses and drop off my cards


Angie said...

You sound like an AWESOME addition to the Hive!

Kelsey aka MamaSpice said...

Welcome Dendria! Another firecracker to our great team - you will fit right in!! :)

Aimee said...

Ok, that is absolutely my favorite line from Tombstone also! I think Val Kilmer is hilarious. :)

Miss Dee said...

NOWAY AIMEE! We went to Lake Powell last year with about 12 of our friends and watched it like 6 times (in between powellmpics of course)Thank you for the feedback.
Thank you Angie and Kelsey for the comments. When is the big UB retreat? I can't wait to meet everyone for real :)
My first party is on the 12th, wish me luck!

UB Queen Bee said...

You'll do great Dee! Can't wait to hear all about it. If it's anything like the one you hosted for Anne it will be HUGE!