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Rusted Hydrangea interview #2 KP


Meet Kristyn Proeschel. She will pretty much tell you as it is, and that’s why you gotta love her. Her trustworthy self, along with her amazing sense for fashion are one of my all times favs about her. She looks like she came out of a Ralph Lauren catalog or close to a J.Crew mag. Finding her in plaids or an adorable sun-hat is likely to happen. She’s always up for a good time and has a laugh that you will not forget. a good glass of Cab or Sauvignon blanc is what you will find in her hands. Read on further to find out more fun things about this savvy mama of Barrington.

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Your full name. Do you have a nickname you go by?
Kristyn Proeschel; HM or KP

What town do you live in? What town did you grow up in?

How many kids do you have? Names and ages? Did/Do you want more?
2;Jack(15) and Michael(12); Nope…we have two happy and healthy boys

What will we find in your bathroom? Name 3 of your favorite products?
Monat Hair Care; Clarins Beauty Flash Balm; Marc Jacobs mascara

Are you a religious flosser? Be honest!!!!
Unfortunately I am not

What is your go-to lipstick or gloss? Brand and color. Please share!!!
Bobbi Brown Rose Brown Stick topped with Bare Minerals

Do you have a regimen? What is it?
Rodan + Fields for skin care; Vasayo Microlife for Health & Wellness

What can’t you live without?
My family, friends and dark chocolate

SUV or Minivan driver? Type?
SUV Mercedes ML350

What’s one thing you do every day?
Read Pink Peonies & Kelly in the City Blogs

Morning coffee or tea? How do you take it?
I am not a big coffee or tea drinker but when I do it is Skinny Mocha or Wild Orange Tea by Tazo

What do you love about your hometown?
Promotes local businesses

Are you involved in any group or help with community services, schools, church etc.?
I help with PTO events when my work schedule allows

What’s your favorite charity?
Feeding American nationally and locally I love Bernies Book Bank

What is one interesting thing about you?
I started swimming competitively when I was five years old

What’s your best characteristic?

What is your biggest pet peeve?
People not taking accountability for their actions. We all make mistakes but you
must have enough emotional intelligence to take responsibility and learn for the

Best advice?
From my Grandmother – Never leave the house looking sloppy as it is a reflection
of how you view yourself.
From my Father – Don’t Quit….fight for what you want and believe in

Perfect dinner? Include the dessert.
Goat cheese, candied walnuts and strawberry salad , Asparagus Risotto and
a molten lava cake (think Roy’s in Kona, Hawaii).

What’s your favorite mommy drink?
Frogs Leap Cabernet Sauvignon

What’s your favorite restaurant?
My all-time favorite restaurant is no longer in business – Ocean Grill in Vero Beach, FL. Hard to pick a favorite but Cafe de Olla in Puerto Vallarta, The Beverly Grill in Beverly Hills, MI and Cliff’s Edge in Los Angeles are tough to beat.

What store would we most likely find you at?

Do you have a hobby?
I have recently started making wood signs and flower boxes. It is a fun way to get
my mind of business and be creative.

What is the most fulfilling thing about being a mom?
Watching your children trying to help others. To know that they have a kind,
generous heart and want to give back to their community or to people they will never know personally, makes me very proud.

What is the hardest thing about being a mom?
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner-Everyday, all day but thankfully my husband cooks!

What is your biggest fear?
Spiders-hate them!

What’s the perfect date?
Exploring a new city together, preferably one on water, trying new restaurants,
meeting new people together and enjoying time together. Our day to day routine is very busy at this stage in our life so it is nice to relax with one on one time.

If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?
Become more patient

You get a free all paid vacation anywhere? Where to?
Amalfi Coast Italy

What is a secret trick you can share that any mama could benefit from?
Use Aquaphor everywhere

What’s 6 items we would find in your purse?
Bobbi Brown Lip Stick, Vasayo VSlim and V3, Moroccan Oil hand lotion,Nivea Lip
Balm, Pictures of my boys, coupons to Dicks Sporting

Best present and worst gift you have ever received?
Best – Diamond earrings
Worst – Birkenstocks…not my style

Target or Walmart girl?

What does your house look like? Style?
Industrial Farmhouse mixed with antique pieces from my grandparents

Who is your celebrity crush?
Ryan Reynolds

You won 1,000 dollars and have to spend it in the next 2 hours. What are you going to buy?
A fun summer bag and purchase food to donate to the Nth IL Food Bank

You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color are you and why?
Purple – It is bold and strong

What’s your favorite movie?
Gone with the Wind

Favorite singer/band

Last person you saw in concert?

What are you known for?
Speaking my mind

How would you rate your memory?
So so

Who do you admire?
Angela Ahrendts – She took Burberry to new heights and showed what women in leadership are capable of only to move into the male dominated industry of tech
when she joined Apple

What is really hard for you to do?
Folding laundry. It is impossible to stay on top of all of the laundry in my house.

What are you amazing at?
I have been told I have an eye for accessorizing an outfit.

What is one tradition you want to keep in your home with your children?
Making holiday cookies. We always made cut out cookies and decorated them growing up and it is one of my fondest childhood memories.

What is the number one thing that drives you crazy about your kids lol?
Leaving their clothes all over the house

What is one thing your husband would say you do better?
Organizing our travel

What is one thing you would say your hubby does better than you? (if your divorced skip these)

Are you organized or maybe even OCD?
Semi – Organized

What do you typically do when the kids go to bed?
Laundry, clean up kitchen, pick up house, and put on a show

What is your worst/dislike to do in the house?
Changing the sheets. I love clean sheets but hate the process

Beach or Pool girl?

Last book you read?
You are a Badass by Jen Sincero

Cabin or tent?

Midnight snack?

Best gift you gave your kids that even you got excited about?
Surprise trip to Disneyland

Last nice thing you did for your love?
Surprised him with a new set of golf clubs

Are you sappy and romantic or skip it?
Sappy and Romantic

Silver or Gold? What are you into this 2018?
Silver but the past year I have been into Gold and Rose Gold more than ever

What magazine do you subscribe to?
US Weekly; Southern Living; Food & Wine, Bon Appetite

What are your favorite parts of the year? Holidays?
Summer and Fall; Halloween and Christmas

Do you have pets?
Bogey – a rescue dog who is a mix Great Pyrenese and Lab

What are 2 things on your bucket list?
Go to Germany during Oktoberfest, Visit Ireland

What takes over your closet? Black or white items?

What’s your favorite thing about a man?
I love my husband’s natural protective mindset

What is your favorite junk food?

What is a bad habit you would like to drop?
Biting my fingernails

One last thing you could tell us about yourself that would leave us surprised?
While my career is in sales and I meet new people everyday, I am actually a shy

One more thing you want to say or tell us about YOU, anything?
I have a slight obsession with all things monogrammed and covered in polka dots

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