Have you been thinking about launching your own business or learning a new language? Are you postponing it until the kids are in school or your oldest starts high school? Well, this week’s StyleMama, Samantha Knight, says there is never a good a time to launch a business or start something new. She says your best bet is to visualize, plan and jump in.
“I launched a new retail store when my 4th child was 6 months old. It wasn’t easy and it took some planning, but it all worked out in the end. If I had waited, I would have missed the opportunity all together.” – Samantha Knight
Hometown: South Pasadena
Children: 4 kids – 17, 14, 8, and 5
Occupation: Owner – Abuelitas – a Yarn & Needlepoint store
When Samantha’s oldest child started knitting, she realized that most knitting stores catered to an older crowd. She saw an opportunity for a niche to be filled and went for it. As an interior designer by trade, who already had two stores under her belt she felt it was a natural fit.
How does she look so darn good?
Aside from running a household and organizing the life of four kids, she plays tennis, horseback rides, and does a weekly dance workout. She also says that her family has a sit down meal 5 to 6 times a week, eats a lot of vegetables with no salt or butter and watches portions. Samantha says by eating together and preparing all the family meals she can keep everyone on track.
Romper: Rory Beca
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
“I’m not a super trendy person but I’m not a super conservative person either. I pair classic styles with something funky. I love DVF, Parker dresses, Rory Beca, and Siri.” – Samantha Knight
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