There’s something about Mary…. although it sounds cliche, our ambassador Mary Salon is anything but ordinary. With 3 children under 4, she certainly has her hand full! Even with her busy schedule, her style always is on point! Learn more about our wonderful ambassador with our 20 questions….
Can you tell us a little about yourself (and your blog/page)?
My Instagram page was inspired as an outlet for me as a stay at home mom. I needed a place to be creative and connect with other people.
What inspired you to join the Bearpaw Ambassador program?
I have long been a fan of Bearpaw and their warm boots. Growing up in the Midwest, Bearpaw was practical for the crazy weather, and also cute! When I found they make so much more than boots, it was love at first sight!
What do you feel makes you unique?
I am spontaneous, a little crazy, want 5-12 kids, love to bake, I’m a mad DIY-er, and lots more but basically I’m just over here trying to raise some decent kind humans.
How would you describe your style?
I love preppy style but also boho. Part of my spontaneity carries over into my clothing style and makes me a bit eclectic. Some days it’s just “Mom style” and involves the comfiest clothes and shoes in my closet.
Who has been the biggest influence on your style?
I cannot honestly think of one person specifically. In a store or on social media, I’ll see something and be “oh I like that,” one day and the next day I’ll see something else completely different I like. I always say “Who cares what anyone thinks, wear what makes you happy.” Eventually it evolved into a collection of my own style preferences.
What do you do in your spare time?
What spare time? Did I mention I have three children 4 and under?
I do love a good pedicure, reading, having adventures with the kids. When we get to visit the country, we love to go traipsing about in the woods.
What is your go-to fashion look?
I have this one long grey cardigan that may or may not get used almost every day. I can throw it on over leggings or with a cute dress to go out. I’d say a cute dress or skirt is my go to. Paired with heels, or my fav Bearpaw sneakers.
What are your top 5 pieces from Bearpaw?
I have a pair of Lauren boots I got years ago, and I still wear them! I’m in love with my Aracelli wedges in Denim. I also adore my Frankie’s with the fur. I’ve gotten a million compliments on those. My Haven sneakers are a huge win for me because they are the perfect everything shoe. But the pair I wear the absolute most is my furry Liliana slippers. I practically live in those things!
How do you #livelifecomfortably?
I take it one day at a time. We have certain days and a schedule, but we also keep it flexible. Monday’s we try to go to the library, so we just throw on comfy clothes and head over for book adventures. We don’t try to force things, and I try to make sure we are wearing comfy shoes so we are ready for anything!
What skill would you like to master?
One day I’d love to become a nurse. I already have my Bachelors in Intercultural Studies, but there’s so much more I want to do. I’d also like to get better at photography and photo editing.
What fictional place would you most like to go?
What songs have you completely memorized?
The entire soundtrack to Moana
Are you usually early or late?
I try to be early. With the kids, I have to plan ahead or we will be very late.
What are some small things that make your day better?
When my hubby says “Bebe, let me cook supper for you today.” When one of my babies wraps their little chubby arms around my neck and snuggles me. When my mom flies out to see me. When I’m covered in sawdust but my latest DIY project is completely done.
What would be your ideal way to spend the weekend?
Going to the beach with my family, or the zoo or a park. Which we do a lot. Or back east, sledding for hours in the snow and then warming up with steaming cups of hot cocoa.
What’s the best single day on the calendar?
Every day our little family is together. Sometimes my husband is gone for military work, so we are all super thrilled when he’s home again.
What’s the farthest you’ve ever been from home?
Back in 2011 I went down to Haiti to do some missions work after the big earthquake. If only I’d had my Bearpaws back then!
What’s the best way to start the day?
First coffee, then I do all the things
What movie title best describes your life?
Ever After. Because I am living my Happily Ever After with my amazing husband and kids.
What quirks do you have?
I don’t even know where to start with that. Maybe you should ask my husband. Or my brothers ha. I am sort of a book nerd, although I don’t get to read as much with having three children. I am silly and dance all crazy with my kids to loud music.