Posted on October 22, 2012 by Bourbon & Beans
Christy Stucker of TheMotherStucker.com
Christy Stucker is a fireball – pure and simple.
A native Kentuckian, wife, mom, blogger, and former Mrs. Kentucky America / Mrs. U.S. Globe winner, Christy has shown that she has the passion and determination to make her dreams come true. But she’s just getting started.
When Christy came in to our office last week in a bright pink studded jacket and rush of bubbly excitement, we knew she was someone we wanted to work with. We sat down and chatted about how she got where she is. When asked where she wants to be next year, she said that very question was written on her mirror in eyeliner – a reminder to always be thinking of the future.
In March of this year, Christy began her blog, The Mother Stucker. Geared toward feisty and fashionable moms, her frequent posts include women’s and household product reviews, vacation ideas, family-friendly recipes, chic style and her own entertaining and well-written viewpoints. She plans expand her role as a professional promoter and to continue her charity work.
November is an exciting month for Christy, as she gears up for a holiday charity event in the Ukraine. Each year, the Mrs. U.S. of A Globe Travel Team brings “Christmas to Kids” in the winning contestant’s home country. In December 2012, Christy will travel to an orphanage in the Ukraine and bring blankets, pajamas, holiday outfits, teddy bears and a special personalized toy to over 90 children.
This year Christy decided to bring “Christmas for Kids” to Kentucky, too. She and the Mrs. Kentucky America travel team will deliver gifts to over 50 boys and girls at the Appalachian Children’s Home in Knox County.
Name: Christy Stucker
Location: Lexington KY
Occupation: The Mother Stucker (Brand/Blogger)
Approximate Age: 35
In the words of Theodore Roosevelt, “In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” Right or wrong, I go with Willett / Maker’s Mark!
Garbanzo Beans (Ceci Beans) – hands down! I use them in a Mediterranean stew recipe, flatbread appetizer, in salads, etc.
Are you from Kentucky? Where?
Proud to be a lifelong Kentuckian! I grew up in Northern Kentucky, graduated from The University of Kentucky, spent 6 years in Louisville and have been back in Lexington since 2006.
Do you consider yourself to be sassy?
What gets you out of bed in the morning?
Strong abdominal muscles and unwavering conviction – allow me to explain. I have a Tempurpedic bed. When you push down to roll over, nothing happens. It’s like being in quicksand (you about need a crane to get out of it). They don’t make a big point of that in the commercials. So, every day I feel as though I am closer to my personal goals – one of those goals being six-pack abs.
What is the biggest business challenge you face right now?
Whose turn is it to make the Starbucks run?
What’s a great book/movie you recently read/watched?
I really enjoyed “Five People You Meet in Heaven” by Mitch Albom. I think about my (possible?) 5 connections every day. I also recently read “Outliers” by Malcolm Gladwell and am working on completing my 10,000 hours as he suggests….
When do you know it’s time for a vacation?
Red flag: When I start making fantasy itineraries on travel sites. May I suggest VirtuallyThere.com
What’s one of your leadership secrets?
Clear and concise communication is of utmost importance. Especially when answering the questions “Where are we going?”, “How are we going to get there?”, and “What is my role?”
When you’re off work, where can we find you in Lexington (or surrounding areas)?
Some fall/winter favorites: Keeneland, Churchill Downs, Andover Country Club, Red River Gorge, etc.
What do you look for in an employee or business partnership?
I look for “fire” in their eyes as well as “laser” focus. I’ve discovered that when my team concentrates on one important aspect of our business (and give it all we’ve got!) we are exponentially more productive. Splitting our focus only creates opportunity for becoming overwhelmed and missing details. I want employees and partnerships that give the important aspects of our business our FULL attention for a designated period for phenomenal results.
What’s a quote or saying that gets you through the tough days?
“You will find joy in overcoming obstacles.” – Helen Keller
How do you relish your successes?
Champagne. Apply liberally. 🙂
The Mother Stucker buys local because it makes sense (cents!). Competition and diversity leads to more consumer choice in Lexington. I also appreciate the opportunity to make new contacts in my hometown!