If you’ve been following this blog or my Jennifer K Photography Facebook page for any length of time, then you know just how much I adore greenberries. I’ve been guest posting on the greenberries blog for the past year and I’m so excited to now have Shannon as a guest here once a month. We have a lot of fun and exciting things planned, so be sure to check back for her upcoming posts. Her first one will be next week!
In the meantime, today’s post is full of interesting tidbits about Shannon and her family. Don’t miss the giveaway details at the end!
My name is Shannon Thornton and I am currently the Social Media / Marketing Director at greenberries. At greenberries we provide families an upscale maternity & child consignment experience while blending new toys, books and gifts into our inventory. Greenberries is home to 4 staff Certified Babywearing Educators and many trained employees who are experts in cloth diapering, attachment parenting and healthy families. We offer workshops and educational courses to help grow the community and focus on family first.
It was shortly after giving birth to my first child that I decided to go back to college to further my education and pursue my passion for pediatric nutrition. After completing my Associates Degree from Eastern Florida State College, I threw myself into many support job positions while searching for just the right path for me. It was not until I found greenberries that I realized that what I wanted out of a career. For me it meant being able to blend my passion for helping families while continuing to support my own family at home. Being a mom is the life I was meant to live and I am lucky to be able to enjoy these days with my children. Greenberries has proved to me that you can help others and maintain a career, but also be your own person while still being a happy wife & mother.
I was born and raised in Cocoa Beach, Florida where I also raised 2 children of my own. Juliana is my beautiful 8 year old girl who loves animals, running and sketching in her journal. Parker is my little 3 year old man who enjoys riding his scooter, building with blocks and reading books. I was lucky enough to marry my dreamy school girl crush who I adored for many years before he was mine. We have spent the best 12 years of our life growing and building our family. Without him I am only a half of who I was meant to be. As a family we enjoy weekend adventures, hiking, exploring museums and visiting local farms & zoos. We are truly happy being outdoors while exploring the Maryland area.
October 1, 2012 my husband took a new position at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory and we moved our family to Maryland. It was an enormous change to move away from our first home and all the family & friends we had to leave behind. So far we have been extremely happy living in Howard County. That being said, we are still living like tourists every weekend. It is fun to find what new adventures await us in our own backyard.
My favorite things include flip-flops, building sandcastles, baking & cooking healthy (but yummy) recipes, reading natural living magazines, farm to table meals, yoga, super soft bed sheets, labeling & organizing, and browsing Pinterest boards. I think of myself as being open-minded and always allowing myself to learn from others. Through my life, I am humbled by the people I have come across and it is my belief that knowledge is the greatest gift you can give yourself.
*** Giveaway alert! ***
Say “Hi” to Shannon below in a comment and we will give away a $10 greenberries gift certificate to one lucky person!
Winner will be announced here on Wednesday, July 23 during Shannon’s first official guest post!