Hello, hello!! Not only is today just an all-around fabulous day, it is also the launch of a brand new series of Candid Keepers. With the reveal of Character Counts under our belts, it’s time again to introduce the incredible women who bring these fanciful frocks into your hearts and more importantly, onto your doorstep. We are featuring brand new Trunk Keepers from sea to shining sea, hopefully some of them close to your home. As usual, please welcome them to the “family”and fill their hearts with some love. These ladies work so hard for us and they are treasured deeply.
Most valued form of character:
Q: Please tell us a bit about yourself. Where are you from and where are you now?
A: My name is Sonja Price Bice. I am from, and still living today, in Chilton County. Peach county and the heart of Alabama. I was born and raised in Clanton, Alabama.
Q: How did you meet and fall in love with your husband?
A: My husband and I both attended Chilton County High School. So, that’s where it all started. We both attended Troy St University him on an academic scholarship, me……NOT on an academic scholarship! 😉 I majored in Elem Ed and taught for several years before deciding to have children and be a stay at home mom.
Q: What about those gorgeous babies??? Tell us all about them.
A: Yes….My babies are gorgeous!! My oldest and the most tender-hearted and caring of all three, is my almost 6 ft, 14 yr old sports fanatic son, Corbin. My beautiful, athletic, drama queen, Claea, is 10 years old and a princess on wheels. The baby…….well our baby is Caylene Makenna. We adopted Caylene at 17 months. She is now almost 6 and in rare form! Everyone speaks of her outgoing personality and high energy. She is truly candid and an angel from heaven all at the same time. OH! By the way she is the only child of the 3 that really looks like my husband. (blond hair and blue eyes) LOL! Jason, my husband use to joke saying, “I guess I’ll have to adopt to have a child that looks like me!” Well. We did!
Q: What did you do in your previous life? Pre-Matilda Jane?
A: Pre-Matilda Jane I taught Elementary Education. After my first daughter was born I took a one year leave from teaching and I have been home for 10 year. Seriously, where has the time gone????
Q: How did Matilda Jane find YOU?
A: Matilda Jane Clothing found me through a childhood friend. Tyree Jones had several Matilda Jane parties and I attended every one of them. I never forgot my mad money cash along with the credit card…LOL in order to buy every piece I possibly could!!! Now I thank Tyree…for I love what I do.
Q: Who on this earth has been the number one influence in your life?
A: My number one influence would be both of my parents. They have always stood by me in all of my decisions but never pressured me into one direction. They have made me who I am today. In high school we were referred to as the “Brady Bunch.”
Q: What are 5 words your friends would use to describe you?
A: 5 words? Hmmm….social, caring, compassionate, honest and I hope FUN!!
Q: Besides your family, what are you most passionate about?
A: I am passionate about giving to children in need. I have wanted to adopt a child since I was in Jr High School…my dream came true in 2008. I hope to foster children when my oldest two begin college.
Q: Chocolate or Vanilla?
A: Vanilla for sure….I inherited those taste buds from my dad.
Q: Are you a dreamer or a realist?
A: I try to send the vibe of dreaming to my children, but deep down I’m a realist.
Q: Crazy or not, what is one dream that you would most like to make come true?
A: Sorry, to stay on the subject of adoption…but my dream would be to adopt more children after my own children get older!
Q: If you were gifted $1 million to donate to any charity or organization, which one would you choose? Why?
A: I would donate to any adoption charities. Preferably, domestic adoption charities.
Q: If you could crawl into the pages of any book, what would it be and why?
A: Both of my girls are obsessed with Beauty and the Beast. We have read the story
over and over. So, I would crawl into this story and take both of them with me to meet Belle and the Beast.
Q: Are you a country mouse or city mouse?
A: I would say I’m truly half and half. We live somewhat in the country. However, living in between two large cities Montgomery and Birmingham I get the best of both worlds.
(Fun photo with Drew Roy of the Falling Skies TV series)
Q: If you could have Denise design ANY item for Matilda Jane, what would that be and why?
A: I would love to help Denise design the Art Fair pieces so maybe I could get my hands on more of them! These pieces are trendy, unique and hard to come by!
Q: Lastly, in the spirit of Character Counts, what in your opinion is the most important form of character?
A: I feel the most important form of character is “giving.” And Matilda Jane does just that!! Denise is a strong supporter of Habitat for Humanity and other individuals in need during a time of crisis.
Holy moly, it’s been so long since I’ve gotten to pick a random winner of awesomeness that I think I may just have to pick one today. A trend throughout this seasons Candid Keepers will be “what is your most valued form of character?”
Share with me what yours is and why it’s so important, for your chance at being this weeks random winner of awesomeness!!