Woman Crush Wednesday - Katie Vance

Tell us a little bit about yourself-where you're from, what neighborhood you live in, your favorite downtime activity, your favorite book, anything else you'd like to share?    I am from Mufreesboro, Tennessee - I know a rare Middle TN native!  I live in Lascassas - a cute little farm town outside of Nashville.  I live on my husband's family farm.  Its a great retreat from my work city life!  Downtime...what's that?  Ha I love what I do so I sometimes do it around the clock.  But I love meeting family and friends out for a great meal or tasty drink.  My favorite book right now is In the Company of Women.  So inspiring to us lady entrepreneurs!  We are going to Iceland in August!  So excited!  Anyone have recs?   Do you have a favorite aspect of your job? I absolutely love making spaces that make people feel good to be in and I LOVE my clients!  When I present something to a client and they are like "ok you get me" - that's definitely my favorite part.  Also tile.  Everything tile.  Ha.   What does self-care mean to you?   To me self care means a tool to help you weather life's storms.   What inspired you to start your own company?   I had done craft shows for years and always left feeling like Nashville had the talent to have its own.  So I just decided to make my own!  Of course I took a lot of the things I had learned over the years of being a Vendor and tried to make a show that was Vendor & Shopper centric.  Its been a pleasure meeting so many talented makers and of course I love to use them in my Interiors work!  What is the biggest lesson you've learned as a Girl Boss and what encouragement can you offer an aspiring girl boss?   My biggest lesson I have learned is that you cannot make everyone happy all of time and my encouragment would be to "just start" - waiting till everything is perfect will keep your idea in waiting a long time or even forever.  Your website, your photos, etc may not be where you want them in the beginning but start somewhere!  Get it out there!  Spring is finally here! What's your favorite thing about this season?   Playing with my sweet dog Dottie outside.  And enjoying any of Nashville's fine patios!  Of course Butchertown Hall which I am quite partial too!  Thanks, Katie!

Tell us a little bit about yourself-where you're from, what neighborhood you live in, your favorite downtime activity, your favorite book, anything else you'd like to share? 
 

I am from Mufreesboro, Tennessee - I know a rare Middle TN native!  I live in Lascassas - a cute little farm town outside of Nashville.  I live on my husband's family farm.  Its a great retreat from my work city life!  Downtime...what's that?  Ha I love what I do so I sometimes do it around the clock.  But I love meeting family and friends out for a great meal or tasty drink.  My favorite book right now is In the Company of Women.  So inspiring to us lady entrepreneurs!  We are going to Iceland in August!  So excited!  Anyone have recs?  


Do you have a favorite aspect of your job?

I absolutely love making spaces that make people feel good to be in and I LOVE my clients!  When I present something to a client and they are like "ok you get me" - that's definitely my favorite part.  Also tile.  Everything tile.  Ha.  


What does self-care mean to you?
 

To me self care means a tool to help you weather life's storms.  


What inspired you to start your own company?
 

I had done craft shows for years and always left feeling like Nashville had the talent to have its own.  So I just decided to make my own!  Of course I took a lot of the things I had learned over the years of being a Vendor and tried to make a show that was Vendor & Shopper centric.  Its been a pleasure meeting so many talented makers and of course I love to use them in my Interiors work! 


What is the biggest lesson you've learned as a Girl Boss and what encouragement can you offer an aspiring girl boss?
 

My biggest lesson I have learned is that you cannot make everyone happy all of time and my encouragment would be to "just start" - waiting till everything is perfect will keep your idea in waiting a long time or even forever.  Your website, your photos, etc may not be where you want them in the beginning but start somewhere!  Get it out there! 


Spring is finally here! What's your favorite thing about this season?
 

Playing with my sweet dog Dottie outside.  And enjoying any of Nashville's fine patios!  Of course Butchertown Hall which I am quite partial too! 

Thanks, Katie!