Meet Kimberly Schlegel Whitman! The first in our new series featuring everyday SA moms doing the extraordinary - and ordinary! - in style. We will also have a super exciting announcement coming this week about a fun lifestyle collaboration between Kim and Smocked Auctions. Stay tuned!


Smocked Auctions: What is your favorite thing about being a mom?

Kimberly Schlegel Whitman: Experiencing the milestones and watching him grow. It's miraculous!

SA: What is your favorite part of your job?

KSW: I love all of it! But if I had to pick one thing, it would be styling photo shoots for my books and for Southern Living.

SA: What is your favorite thing to do in your free time?

KSW: I love setting the table and arranging flowers. I went to flower school in Paris a few years ago with my sister and it was amazing!

SA: What is the best part of your day?

KSW: Coming in the door after work, and being greeted by JR and my chihuahua, Lola Belle.

SA: What is one thing you can't leave home without?

KSW: My phone - I would feel like I had lost an arm.

SA: What is one thing JR can't leave without?

KSW: My phone - he knows how to use it better than I do!

Thank you, Kimberly, for joining us!


Nationally recognized as a lifestyle, entertaining and wedding expert, Kimberly Schlegel Whitman is a frequent contributor on The Today Show and the current Editor at Large for Southern Living magazine. Kimberly has written five books: The Party Planner: An Expert Organizing Guide for Entertaining; Tablescapes: Setting the Table with Style; The Wedding Workbook: A Time Saving Guide for the Busy Bride; Dog Parties: Entertaining Your Party Animal and The Pleasure of Your Company: Entertaining in High Style. Kimberly's sixth book, Wedding Inspirations, will be available Fall 2012. She currently resides in Dallas, Texas where she runs The RSVP Calendar, the most current resource for information on non-profits, charities and philanthropy. Kimberly spends her spare time with her real estate developer husband, Justin, their son, JR, and their Chihuahua, Lola.