More About Whitney

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I have never been good with answering…”so tell me a little more about yourself.”  I always felt put on the spot and then I always gave stupid answers that were in no way related to what the question was really about.  So, I have compiled a list of random things about me.  I am sure to add more over time the more I think about it but enjoy what I have so far.  I am learning more about myself everyday.  It is a process called life!  Kick off your shoes and stay awhile.

-I am from West Texas and reside in Muleshoe (very close to the New Mexico border).  A few years ago, we were living in Southern Indiana.  Crazy!  We miss it there.  It is so beautiful but we wouldn’t trade being closer to family.

-I am an Allied Member ASID (American Society of Interior Designers), Member #1478789.

-So, yes, I can do interior work.  However, my preference is residential. My favorite interior design business is Mary Cates and Co. out of Dallas, Texas.  They are located in Highland Park on Lovers. Mary was my first employer out of college and I stayed for almost two years before heading back to West Texas.  I got really home sick and had to make my way back. I miss all the ladies terribly but we still stay in contact. So, if you are in the Dallas, Texas area check them out!  My opinion…they are the best!

-I used to have my hand in designing bedding ensembles at Mary Cates and Co.  It is one of the things I did that I love and miss!  I also assisted in several high-end residential design projects in places such as Dallas, Tyler, Possum Kingdom, Texas and then in Crested Butte, Colorado.

-I am proud to say I am an authorized Envelopments Dealer/Designer.  I love their line of paper and enclosures!  Such wonderful quality and all the options are endless.

-I received a Bachelor of Interior Design with a Minor in Architecture from Texas Tech University in May 2004.  Can you believe how long ago that was?!?!

-I love my husband, Eric Nixon.  We have been together for almost 12 years and have now been married for almost 6 years.  I love the journey we are on.  Everyday just gets better and better.

-We welcomed our first child on December 13th, 2012.  We named her Trinity Harlowe and she has made our lives better than we could ever imagine.  We love her dearly!

-Then on April 12, 2015 we welcomed our second child to this world.  We named him Owen Wyatt and we love the cute little red head (now blonde) so much!  Did you know he weighed 11 pounds 5 ounces at birth?!?!  CRAZY!

-Our third baby came 18 months after our son, Owen.  We had a beautiful dark haired little girl named Everly Bristol on October 18th, 2016.  She is such a happy baby and she definitely made us fall in love all over again.

-Other than Eric, my Mom, Kara, Vanessa and Tamra are my best friends.  I have so many other close friends (Holly, Mary, Lisa, Felsha’) that I have known most of them since the 6th grade and even before that.

-I LOVE watching Dancing with the Stars and other shows like Criminal Minds, CSI, Castle and my favorite…I Love Lucy!

-Lemons and pickles make me salivate just looking at them.

-I have a paper addiction…seriously!

-I collect I Love Lucy Barbie dolls.  I have all but 3 of them.

-Antiquing is one of my favorite things to do…especially with my Mom.

-Southern Weddings magazine is my favorite wedding mag out there!

-My name has been featured in The Knot North Carolina magazine for a wedding I did work for in the spring of 2012 as well as several blogs.

-I collect all kinds of O’s and now N’s.

-I have two Basset Hounds (Smitty and Durwood), but I miss my first Basset ‘Lil Angel, Sadie Grace, and now our sweet Jezebelle and Bogart.

-I have 4 nieces (Gracie, Riley, Brently and Trusslynn) and a step nephew (Cameron).

-Pillows are a weakness for me.  I have 15 pillows on one bed and 13 on another! It’s fab!

-Old doors and windows are one with my soul.  Just imagine all the stories they can tell.  I am not a fan of sanding them down or painting over them.  Let them talk how they are.  They are more interesting that way.

-I love puppy breath.

-My parents have worked really hard to provide for me and my brothers.  They believe in me and in everything I set out to accomplish.

-I have 2 younger brothers (Adam and Cade).  Yes, we fought like crazy but would not have had it any other way.

-I wish I could kiss Matthew McCon…however you spell it!  He is just so dreamy!

-My favorite movie is the original Parent Trap.

-I have a collection of vintage soda pop bottles…51 to be exact.  The graphics are amazing and the reason why I have so many!

-I’m a nail biter.

-People say I have tiny toes.  It is true.  They are like little smokies…as one friend refers to them as. Haha!

-I have the slowest metabolism and have a very hard time losing weight.  It didn’t use to be this way.  So very discouraging!

-I have a temper…there I said it.  I am my father’s daughter.

-I am outspoken and have my own opinions which I frequently share on Facebook.

-Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior and I yearn to reclaim the spiritual relationship I once had.  My first step began when one of my best friends, Kara, gave me her copy of Jesus Calling after her sister, Shae, passed away in July.  It is an awesome book and looking at it daily, I know we share something.:)

-I am going to learn calligraphy.  Since my Uncle Don’s passing, I have become the owner of his calligraphy kit.  He was amazing at it and I hope to be just as good.

-I have done five 5k’s and finished them all!  One being the Spartan!!!

-I am a coffee addict.  Is there a coffee anonymous out there?!

-If I were to change professions, I would be a veterinarian or pediatrician.

-I am not the biggest fan of  red meat.  Blech!  If I could eat veggies all the time and Eric would be on board with it, oh I so would.  When he is not home, all veggies baby!

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