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Inspired by our community: 2019 Pekin Marigold Festival


Our Team & Family at the 2019 Marigold Festival Parade

It was an absolutely gorgeous day at the 2019 Pekin Marigold Festival! Our team, family and pets participated in the parade Saturday morning. Everyone pulled together to make it happen and we all had a great time! 

2019 Pekin Marigold Festival
2019 Pekin Marigold Festival
Ruby the bulldog was a huge hit #salonmascots
Ruby the bulldog was a huge hit #salonmascots
Our wild men with wild hair Wes, Jay & Gavin
Our wild men with wild hair Wes, Jay & Gavin
Alex & Kelli with Loki and Ruby
Alex & Kelli with Loki and Ruby
Michelle and Jayden having a blast!
Michelle and Jayden having a blast!
Nora's grandson Brolan was such a big help with the pups! We wore poor Mocha out!
Nora’s grandson Brolan was such a big help with the pups! We wore poor Mocha out!
Wes loved handing out the candy to the little ones
Wes loved handing out the candy to the little ones
We love our team!
We love our team!
Miss Lucy patiently waiting for the parade to start. #salonmascots
Miss Lucy patiently waiting for the parade to start. #salonmascots
Alex's babies Mocha & Loki in their logowear #salonmascots
Alex’s babies Mocha & Loki in their logowear #salonmascots

Our beloved Kelli Zaremba, Creative Confidence by Kelli is so extra and oh so crafty!  She made these adorable purse coupons to hand out to ladies along the parade route. AND made Tshirts for all of us…. and our kids….. and our dogs! Go ahead, ask her to chair an event and see what happens. She has saved my butt a millions and one times and when she volunteers to do something, you know it is going to turn out better than you can imagine. #Iknowthebestpeople #creativeconfidencebykelli #inspiredbykelli 


Parade purses
Who’s gonna get one of these ADORABLE purses on the parade route Saturday morning? — feeling excited at Inspired Style Co. Salon & Boutique.

This was a typically busy weekend for all of us. I raced in from the I’ve Decided Conference and afterwards we all scattered to enjoy the festival and some family time. I volunteered at the Kid’s Experience, wandered around the Art in the Park, and picked up some donuts from the Lion’s club. I’m so grateful to the Inspired team and Steve who pulled everything together so I could just show up to smile and wave and enjoy the perfect day. 

I  sat on a bench at the lagoon to people watch for awhile and thought about all the hard work that went into making an event of this scale happen. The 3 people running the Pekin Chamber of Commerce, along with the tons of volunteers they organize every year are what make it happen! I also thought about how festivals like this showcase a community to outsiders and provide a sense of tradition to residents. As an outsider coming in to this community with a new business, we want to make it our home. This is just one of the ways we do it. 

I was inspired by Pekin native and real estate broker Baylee Gambetti of Ladendorf & Gambetti when she shared what the festival means to the city of Pekin.   If you missed out this year, make a commitment to participate next year. #inspiredbyservice 

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Make that week 4

Make that week 4. I’m very frustrated. We still aren’t quite there but we are so close. We are making some modifications and going to try again! I’m sorry if you have tried to contact me in the last week, I’ve been lazer focused on this project. I will be back soon.

We were migrating the last of our data from our old system this weekend and ran into a snag. These things happen and typically I handle detours pretty calm. But I have been so on edge lately this one really bothered me. I had to take a day off and get back on track.

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I am committed!

For all my friends cheering me on: I, Michelle Bohm, am committed to launching inspired1.0 by the end of the month! I just returned from my third weekend in a row of spending the night at the shop. I am exhausted but I’m going to make it if it kills me! Big dreams! This is what it takes! Thanks for checking up on me and keeping me accountable. I love your guts!