Laurel Is Back!


LaurelHappy Friday, everyone! Today’s blog post is kinda different…

The tables have turned, and now I’m the one being interviewed! I (Laurel Donahoo) do all the blogging and social media for SummerHouse, and I’m officially back in the store 2 days a week after a year or so of trying my hand at something else (while still doing SummerHouse social updating from afar!)

For this post, Elish is interviewing me… ☺

1. So you are finally a Summerhouse fixture again after over a year! What is your favorite thing about being back in the Summerhouse mix?

The people!! I’ve missed being around all the great personalities up here on a regular basis! Everyone up here is hilarious… ☺ I’ve also missed the constant inspiration I’m surrounded by, both interiors wise and fashion wise. We’ve got some serious fashionistas up here! And, of course, incredible designers.

2. Tell us how your role at Summerhouse has evolved over the last few years and what you are working on now?

Well, when I was originally hired at SummerHouse in 2007, it was to fill in for KC for a summer while she was on maternity leave! Later that year, I came on full time as Lisa Palmer’s assistant! I did that for close to 4 years before transitioning into just doing social media and leaving the role of Lisa’s assistant to my dear friend Elish! For the past year and a half or so, I’ve been doing blogging and all that for SummerHouse from home, but now I’m back on board as a part-timer stepping up the PR around here (because SummerHouse needs some serious recognition on a national level. It’s gotta happen!) It feels SO good to be back!

3. If your life had a soundtrack, what would be the theme song?

Oh man, that’s a tough one. I guess I’d have to say Wagon Wheel by Old Crow Medicine Show. Not sure what it means exactly, but I sho do love it. I think it’s my favorite song ever.

4. When you aren’t busy doing social media and marketing for Summerhouse, what do you enjoy doing?

Hm… I love going on weekend trips! Starkville’s been our main weekend destination these days because of football season. And New Orleans is a favorite, of course. I also love cooking, going out to eat, doing Pure Barre, playing with my puppies, and reading when I have weekend down time.

5. What are some things you are excited about this fall?

I love fall for a million reasons! The weather is wonderful, the trees are beautiful, the food is soulful, the bonfires are hot, and fall means Christmas (my fave!) is just around the corner! I also love fall clothes and colors… Boots, scarves, dark nail polish… It’s a good season ☺

6. Anything else you want to say?

If you have any feedback on what you’d like to see more of on the blog, let me know! I’m always open to new ideas!  Thanks!

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