Lives In: Los Angeles, California
About Me: Hi, I’m Abby, the Editor in Chief and Founder of The Chic Mamas. I’m just a small town girl straight out of Kentucky who moved to California to pursue a career as an oncology nurse. Seven years later I’m still here, and was also fortunate enough to meet my beautiful man, actor AJ Buckley. Then came our sweet little baby girl, Willow Phoenix. After becoming a mama, I found myself getting really “Martha Stewart” all of a sudden. I started crafting, cooking, nesting, organizing, cleaning, styling my bump, etc.
These days when I’m not in the hospital working, I like to describe myself as a ChicMama who has many not so chic moments! Follow me on my journey finding myself through fashion, beauty, travel, and DIY, all while attempting to be chic every step of the way.
Hire Me For:
+Styling, accessorizing, and revamping wardrobes
+Event and holiday planning/decorating
+saving lives (that is the oncology nurse in me)
+ I have found a creative outlet in sharing all of this on my blog, The Chic Mamas.
+Starting a new company,
I am interested in working with other companies founded and created by women and mothers like myself. I would love to collaborate in various forms including guest blogging, interviews, giveaways, product reviews, hosting a challenge/contest, live chats on social media, podcasts, and sponsorship for profit and brand awareness.
Mama Likes: I love dancing, and currently my husband and I are about to start tap dance lessons! As a child, I used to carry a sketchpad with me everywhere, and I still like to express myself through oil and acrylic painting. When I became pregnant I found great joy in cooking, and to be extremely honest that passion is a work progress. My baby girl is the judge of my dishes and lets just say sometimes she is not impressed! I go through many phases of being in love with the gym and hating it. The gym and I have broken up several times, but I find that I always go back and find new ways to make working out fun. Oh and then there is shopping, need I say more!
Mama Inspiration: My own mother, who was a greatest role model that a woman can have it all, success and a family. My best friend, Luci Klare, she has been my longest
friend, and started the foundation “1heart2souls” http://www.1heart2souls.org after giving birth to conjoined twins that passed away. Her foundation was built to bring awareness, support and love to families experiencing a poor prenatal diagnosis, miscarriage, infant loss or special needs children. She is such a loving and inspirational woman that used her loss to help others in need. Finally, fellow Chic Mama and mom blogger, Julie Solomon Schaech, who just seems like she has it all together. She is a wonderful mother to her son Camden; started her own PR company called OMG publicity and blog, http://www.juliesolomon.net. She is a fellow Southerner like myself, who believes in lifting up other Mamas.