Ever since I was a little girl I have dreamed of owning a small business! My earliest memories were of setting up a store in my tiny bedroom in Happy Texas and selling everything from my dolls to pictures I had colored,-to my sisters and brother--& mom too if she walked by! Since I was a farm girl tho-- I spent most of my spare time driving tractors and helping with the livestock to help earn money for college. I loved 4-H--was very active in various activities that included showing pigs to dress reviews and food shows. But my competitive nature also drove my love for sports as I ran track and played Varsity basketball all four years at Happy High School. As the years went by, I graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in Merchandising and Marketing that paved the way to many retail jobs in Management positions in New Mexico & throughout the Panhandle of Texas. When I found myself as a single divorced mom with two small children I landed a job in Interior Design, creating beautiful window treatments and shutters for custom homes. It was at this time I met my current husband Ernie. who shared my entrprenearial spirit and love for business. Meeting Ernie breathed life into my soul-- He raised my two children as his own and we eventually had a beautiful daughter together as well. My oldest son Casey and his sweet wife Mary live in Springer New Mexico, and are expecting their first child (our first grandbaby!) in February. Our oldest daughter Laci Charliene recently graduated from WTAMU with a degree in Education and is teaching 5th grade math in Amarillo, Texas .She will be getting married in March! Emma is our youngest and is a Junior at CHS.