Holly has been an absolute blessing in my life, not only is she the best dang boss I have ever had, she is a kick-butt business owner, and an amazing friend. Holly is the owner of AR Workshop Virginia Beach, and her husband, Brad, is a yacht salesman and one of the nicest people I have ever met. Together they have created the cutest mini human, Paige.
I have had the pleasure of working for Holly since the opening of AR Workshop VB in March of 2018. Her ad on Instagram said they were looking for crafty, energetic individuals (although I prefer the word spunky, lol) and at first I ignored it. I didn’t need a part time job, in fact, I wasn’t even sure if I could juggle one at that point. I saw the ad a few more times and just couldn’t shake the feeling that it was the perfect fit for me, so, I decided to apply, and I am so glad I did.
With Nick being deployed at the time I started, the work at AR really helped occupy my time, but it became so much more than that. Holly has created an environment where we can relax, have fun, be silly, and be real. I get to show up knowing that, aside from everything going on in my busy life, I get to spend my time with some of the most amazingly kind, funny, and beautiful women I’ve ever met! I don’t have to put on a pretty face and act like I have my life together, I get to laugh and hang out with other women just like me, and oh of course, help people craft! (You can check out the awesome projects here!)
Holly and I have been trying to get together for a shoot since little miss Paige turned one back in August, but running your own business can get pretty crazy at times. She is going to roll her eyes when she reads this because she thinks she’s a hot mess, but I am always amazed at how well Holly juggles being a new mom and a new business owner. She may not have it together at every second of every day, but she runs an AWESOME business, and as a matter of fact, I am not the only one that thinks this! AR Workshop is a finalist for the CoVa Best of Readers' Choice New Business Award, and you can share the love by voting for Holly here!