We have a new face at the Ridgeland shop that you definitely need to get to know! We have loved having Elizabeth Fowlkes on our team and you are going to love her, too! Her bright spirit and happy disposition is just so inspiring!
Elizabeth is our part time fabric librarian during the week (she comes in after her “day job”) and is our receptionist on Saturdays. As per our usual, we did a get-to-know-her Q&A, so here it is!
Tell us a little about yourself!
I am originally from Oxford, MS. I graduated from Oxford High School and completed my Bachelor’s degree in Communication at Auburn University. War Eagle! I came back to Ole Miss for graduate school, where I studied School Counseling. I have been in Jackson for the past two years and I work as a School Counselor at Goodloe Elementary School in Canton. I have a younger sister, Katherine, who just graduated from Ole Miss and lives in Lubbock, TX. My parents live in Oxford and I go back to visit as often as I can!
Tell us a bit about your “day job” and what you like about it!
I work as an elementary school counselor during the day and I absolutely love it!! I love to explore the world through the eyes of children. I love that my job involves painting, coloring, and puppet shows! I learn so much from my students. We just finished celebrating “The Great Kindness Challenge” and collected over 900 canned goods for a local food bank, which was all their idea!
What do you like to do on a lazy weekend?
I love to get a pedicure, clean my house, sit on the couch with a good book, and binge watch Friends!
What was your first impression of SummerHouse?!
I fell in love with SummerHouse instantly. I dream about having a “SummerHouse house.” Everything in the store is so crisp and clean, and every space is beautiful.
Tell us something you’ve learned from your short time at SummerHouse thus far! 🙂
As a counselor I am all about relationships. I can tell that relationships are also very important to the SummerHouse staff also…. relationships with each other and with every customer who walks through the door. That is very special. The coffee is great, too!
What are your currently reading? Do you like it?
I have read three of Liane Moriarty’s books since Christmas and I couldn’t put them down! I loved Big Little Lies, The Husband’s Secret, and Truly Madly Guilty.
What’s your favorite social media platform and why?
I love Instagram….I love to see where everyone is traveling, eating, shopping, etc.
What is your favorite meal in the whole wide world? Tell us a little about it, where it’s from or who cooks it, and why you love it!
My mom’s Chicken Spaghetti! I could eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner forever. It reminds me of growing up and it’s one of the only things I know how to make well!
Favorite magazine or source for inspiration? Why?
I love Southern Living! You can find the answer for anything and everything.
What else do we need to know about you?!
I am so excited to be a part of the SummerHouse team!
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Thank you so much, Elizabeth! We are thrilled to have ya here 🙂 Thanks for all you have done so far!