- The SWL Story
The SWL Story
The Sugar Water Lemons story, more than anything else, is a love story. It is the story of a shy boy who asked a lucky girl to their junior prom. They fell in love and 7 years later were married. Happy, in love and feeling on top of the world, this couple was ready for what life had to offer. A few short years later, two little boys joined them in short succession, and their love grew. I know this story because I am that lucky girl, and this love story is mine.
I began my professional career as an elementary school teacher. I LOVED teaching. I loved the relationships and bonds that I formed with my students. I loved that moment when a student "got it." I was totally dedicated to my classroom. I arrived at my school at 6:30 in the morning and most days didn't leave until 5:30 at night. Then, my oldest son was born and life changed. I was still a good teacher, but I knew that I was not the teacher I once had been. I couldn't put the same time into my classroom, and I was left feeling frustrated. I was frustrated that I couldn't give 100% to both my classroom and to being mommy. Something had to change. Well, my son eventually won out and I knew that it was time to think outside the box and find a new career.
In 2010, with the support of my husband, I opened an online vinyl monogramming business and soon after, left teaching. Owning my own business allowed me the felxibility that I needed, and I finally felt like I could give 100% to both a career and to my family. I was able to be Mom when I needed to be Mom, and able to set my own work hours based on my boys' schedules. Now, sometimes those hours fell at 2:00 in the morning, but who needs sleep?? Right?!? Business was good and life was great!
Now, how does this lead to me opening an online fashion boutique?? Easy. I LOVE fashion. After fighting the urge to "rock the boat" and change up my career yet again, I gave into what my true interests are and Sugar Water Lemons Boutique was born. What girl doesn't love pretty clothes?? But, haven't you ever wondered where everyone finds all of their cute clothes? I decided that I wanted to bring those pretty clothes to my friends - and if you shop at Sugar Water Lemons, I consider you a friend. So, this shop is for you. I love searching for the latest and cutest fashion to add to my shop and assisting you in finding that perfect outfit.
Why the name Sugar Water Lemons? It's simple, really. My little boys love lemonade - in fact, you might say that they are slightly obsessed with it. Why wouldn't they be? It's sweet, simple and has a little kick. It seemed only natural to name my shop after something that I associate with them. Besides, who doesn't love a cold, refreshing glass of lemonade?
So, here I am, with the 3 loves of my life, living life the best way I know how. I am still working at all hours of the day...So, I may be answering your emails while sitting at soccer practice and ordering the latest and cutest fashion for the shop at 2 am, but that sounds just about perfect to me. This is my life; this is my love story. Thank you for being a part of it.