Meet Our Staff - Courtney February 25, 2022 19:32
Name: Courtney Voorhees
How long have you worked at Noble Woman? 8.5 years
Where is your hometown? Cottonwood, MN
What is your favorite color? Green
What is your favorite brand at Noble Woman? Oh, that one's hard. Can I think about it? Mystree is probably my favorite. Do I have to have just one? I also really like Kitsch. I would say Mystree and KLD are probably my favorites. I might change my mind on that.
What is your favorite part about working at Noble Woman Boutique? The people. Not only my staff, but my clients. I've loved getting to know a lot of ladies in this community. People I wouldn't have crossed paths with have become my friends and I've built relationships with them. I'm a people person. Obviously I like clothes but I'm definitely social and I enjoy people. And my staff is pretty fun.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work? I like to hangout with my dog Gus and with my family. I also like to go walking. Anything outside pretty much. And I love to travel. It's my gosh darn favorite. And I like to shop.
What is your favorite fashion trend? High waisted jeans. For sure. Give me all the high waists forever! Until the end of time. I don't even care if they go out of style.
What period in history had the best fashion? The 90s! And I looked good.
What's one thing about yourself that you want everyone to know? *thinks for a really long time* I love Jesus. I'm really good at Candy Crush. My life is unmanageable because of it. I like to embrace imperfection. I like all my dollar bills to be in the same order, facing the same way. Organize that sh*t. All my clothes are laying all over my floor but my bills are perfect.
Does pineapple belong on pizza? Absolutely. If you don't think so you're dumb. D-u-m dumb.
What Courtney's staff has to say: Courtney is the most generous person there is. She loves her people to no end. She goes above and beyond for others and will do anything to make someone smile. There isn't a more selfless person than Courtney. She will fiercely love you and care about you with her entire being! Gosh, she is the best. She's super weird too, which we love! Courtney makes us laugh...a lot. There's never a dull moment at work. She is always willing to lend an ear and is definitely the most thoughtful human. She's a good sport too...she'll go on a Ferris wheel ride with you even though she's terrified of it. If you slam your ear in your car door and it starts bleeding she'll try and help make it better without fainting. She'll make you get up at 3am to make your 5am flight. She will laugh with you (or at you) until she cries and then laugh some more! And she truly lives for Christ. She's a woman of faith who is not afraid to share about it. She's an amazing wife, boss, coworker, friend and woman and we are truly blessed to know her. She's a bit too good at her job...we learn from the best. ;)
We love you, Courtney!
-your NWB staff <3
Meet Our Staff - Meredith February 24, 2022 20:05
Name: Meredith Bock
How long have you worked at Noble Woman? Since August 2019
Where is your hometown? Marshall, MN
What is your favorite color? Oh gosh... it used to always be red but now I think it's neutrals and blue. I like green too.
What is your favorite brand at Noble Woman? Oh boy! Let's see... I love KLD and Mystree. Kut from the Kloth, Dex & Lucky Brand are also amazing. That's hard!
What is your favorite part about working at Noble Woman Boutique? Do you have three hours? Well I do love cute clothes, but the best part about working at Noble has been the friendships I've made with my boss and my coworkers along with our clients! I feel extremely blessed to have met some pretty awesome ladies through this job.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work? Hmm...what do I like doing? I always seem to be working.😂 When I get the chance I love to read books, grab coffee with a friend or go on spontaneous road trips! I love traveling and going to concerts!
What is your favorite fashion trend? Flared & straight leg jeans, sweater vests, turtlenecks, cute layers, yes ma'am. That's what I like to see. I'm also a fan of leather.
What period in history had the best fashion? I really love all the decades' fashion from the 1940s up until now! Well, the 2000s weren't too cute. I'm all about the 90s making their reappearance.
What's one thing about yourself that you want everyone to know? Hmm let's see... I really love coffee, Jesus, music & theatre, and cute clothes. If I could be a Broadway actor while still keeping my job at the boutique & as a barista, as well as maybe be in a praise & worship band on the side, that would be pretty darn cool.
Does pineapple belong on pizza? Absolutely not. Keep it in a fruit salad.
Store owner Courtney's comments: Oh "Mer-dath"! What can I say about this girl?! Well first off, she is such a hard worker and haws taken on a management role, which has been such a blessing to me. She keeps me organized and never makes me feel bad for being a flake. She is one of the weirdest people I know, which I think is what I love about her the most. She cracks me up every single day! She shares my love for hockey - go Ice Dogs! Meredith is so thoughtful...she will order Jimmy John's and give me the Diet Coke because she doesn't drink pop. She will drive all the way to Cottonwood to bring me flowers flowers on Valentine's Day. She is kind, compassionate, and truly reflects the love of Christ in everything she does. She a great daughter 😋 and just an awesome human.
Meet Our Staff - Lexi February 23, 2022 20:13
Name: Lexi Schnaser
How long have you worked at Noble Woman? 3.5 years
Where is your hometown? Marshall, MN
What is your favorite color? Green
What is your favorite brand at Noble Woman? Sadie & Sage
What is your favorite part about working at Noble Woman Boutique? I've always said I like saying I "get" to go to work at Noble and not I "have" to go to work. I love my coworkers, the atmosphere of a small business, and working with fun clothes!
What do you enjoy doing outside of work? I like to spend time with my friends. We're usually at the thrift store or coffee shop. :)
What is your favorite fashion trend? I'd probably say that recently it seems like a lot of people are finding their personal styles so there's so many different trends that I love.
What period in history had the best fashion? Honestly, any time before 2005 probably.
What's one thing about yourself that you want everyone to know? I love working for a small business that aims to support women!
Does pineapple belong on pizza? YES
Store owner Courtney's comments: Oh little Lexi! I miss her face so much. I am sad because I don't get to hangout and see her on a daily basis anymore, but I'm proud of the woman she is becoming. I just love her. I know God has big things in store for her future. Every time I have Dairy Queen on a Wednesday I think of her.
Meet Our Staff - Jess February 22, 2022 19:37
Name: Jessica Novosad
How long have you worked at Noble Woman? Almost 2 years
Where is your hometown? Fort Lupton, CO
What is your favorite color? Turquoise
What is your favorite brand at Noble Woman? All of them...it's so hard to decide when all of them are wonderful!!
What is your favorite part about working at Noble Woman Boutique? Seeing people happy when they find clothes they love.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work? When I'm not at work I enjoy spending time with my family...especially my three beautiful children.
What is your favorite fashion trend? I love high rise jeans and probably always will.
What period in history had the best fashion? The fashion trends from the 50s is the best period in fashion.
What's one thing about yourself that you want everyone to know? My favorite season is spring.
Does pineapple belong on pizza? Absolutely.
Store owner Courtney's comments: Jess is another person I never get to work with because our boss never seems to schedule us together enough! I always enjoy working with Jess because she's super sweet and is a hard worker. I remember helping her when she was in shopping one day and I just thought she was the sweetest. A couple days later she came in and asked to work here and I hired her right away! And she also makes some of the cutest kids I've ever seen.
Meet Our Staff - Skylar February 21, 2022 19:10
Name: Skylar Louwagie
How long have you worked at Noble Woman? I'm not even exactly sure...I know it was late summer of 2018
Where is your hometown? Cottonwood, MN
What is your favorite color? This is one I always struggle with. I'm a big fan of neutrals but a sucker for light pink!
What is your favorite brand at Noble Woman? Kut jeans will forever be my favorite! As for tops, I love KLD and Staccato!
What is your favorite part about working at Noble Woman Boutique? The people, in all aspects! I always leave happy from all my interactions.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work? Shopping of course and spending time with friends and family.
What is your favorite fashion trend? Shackets!
What period in history had the best fashion? I feel like it's all slowly coming back, so there's parts of a few!
What's one thing about yourself that you want everyone to know? Noble Woman was what inspired my career choice and what I went to school for. When you find your passion, you work hard but you love every minute!
Does pineapple belong on pizza? So this is weird but if it's cold I love it but warm it disgusts me!
Store owner Courtney's comments: Oh man, Skylar! Skylar is probably one of the sweetest people I know. She's such a kind soul. I feel like I never see Skylar...I wish our boss would schedule her to work with me sometime! Skylar loves fashion, clothes, and loves to shop. I know Skylar loves working at Noble but I think sometimes her bank account suffers a bit because of that. ;) I've known Skylar for a long time but it's been really fun to actually get to know her since she started working here. I've always been drawn to Skylar because her and I have a lot of similarities and she's just one of those people you want to be around.
Meet Our Staff - Anna February 20, 2022 20:09
Name: Anna Bucher
How long have you worked at Noble Woman? Only a few days!
Where is your hometown? Marshall, MN
What is your favorite color? Orange
What is your favorite brand at Noble Woman? ByTogether
What is your favorite part about working at Noble Woman Boutique? The people here of course!
What do you enjoy doing outside of work? @annagraceart :)
What is your favorite fashion trend? I love high waisted pants. And layered jewelry
What period in history had the best fashion? I have no idea. The 60s were pretty cute.
What's one thing about yourself that you want everyone to know? I love photography and like creating things.
Does pineapple belong on pizza? Mmm, sure. It's not terrible but it's better alone.
Store owner Courtney's comments: Anna is the newest member of the Noble family! I don't know her all that well yet but I'm so excited to get to know her more! I know she's an extremely talented artist and she's super cute and nice. I like her. I'm super excited to have her here! I'm hoping she'll help me improve my non existent art skills. And I love that she's so tall because then she can reach all the things I can't.
Meet Our Staff - Mindi February 19, 2022 19:31
Name: Mindi Schnaser
How long have you worked at Noble Woman? I think 4 years
Where is your hometown? Gregory, SD
What is your favorite color? Pink
What is your favorite brand at Noble Woman? Kut or Mystree
What is your favorite part about working at Noble Woman Boutique? Helping people feel good and shop for adorable clothes.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work? Teaching Little Cubs Preschool at Marshall Public Schools is a grand adventure every day...I love it! I also enjoy being a wife, mom, cooking, reading, and running in my spare time.
What is your favorite fashion trend? Comfy flannels right now. I also really love joggers more than I should!
What period in history had the best fashion? 70s
What's one thing about yourself that you want everyone to know? I love warm, sunny beaches and chips and salsa.
Does pineapple belong on pizza? Sometimes
Store owner Courtney's comments: Mindi Mindi. Mindi's cute. I like her. I think one of my favorite things about her is how kind and compassionate she is, especially with her students. I had the opportunity to visit her classroom when my niece was in her class and she is definitely suited to teach. She's also someone who will show up when you need her. Mindi has been a great addition to the store as she is as sweet as can be and seems to know the whole town of Marshall!
Meet Our Staff - Julia February 18, 2022 19:30
Name: Julia Stuckey
How long have you worked at Noble Woman? I started August 2019
Where is your hometown? Pella, IA
What is your favorite color? Lately it's been green. Actually, no. It's blue. My whole house is blue.
What is your favorite brand at Noble Woman? Kut from the Kloth! And Staccato. But Kut for sure.
What is your favorite part about working at Noble Woman Boutique? Being around good people. It's a really good environment. And good smells!😂
What do you enjoy doing outside of work? Introducing people to dogs or cats they should adopt. (fun side note- Julia introduced Courtney to one of her foster dogs, Gus, & he now resides at the Voorhees' household!)
What is your favorite fashion trend? Skinny jeans with some cute, comfy shoes.
What period in history had the best fashion? Not the 2000s. Maybe 2020 where everybody wore sweatpants. Poodle skirts are fun!
What's one thing about yourself that you want everyone to know? I foster dogs and cats for Tracy Area Animal Rescue.
Does pineapple belong on pizza? Yeah!!! What a stupid question!
Store owner Courtney's comments: Well I love Julia most of all because she made me get a dog and that dog has brought lots of joy to my life after I lost my other two. So that. I met Julia and offered her a job within 3 minutes. I got a really good vibe from her when I first met her and that's part of why I hired her so quick. She's fiercely loyal and she's really sweet and kind. She loves people. One of my favorite things about her is her love for animals. The volunteer work that she does is amazing and so admirable. She's super outgoing and fun and she brightens people's moods when you're around her.
Meet Our Staff - Eden February 17, 2022 21:03
Name: Eden Knudson
How long have you worked at Noble Woman? A year
Where is your hometown? Marshall, MN
What is your favorite color? Purple
What is your favorite brand at Noble Woman? This is hard. Niki bikis are amazing. But I love KLD. Kut from the Kloth?! I might have to go with Kut because they got cute jackets and the jeans that make your butt look amazing.
What is your favorite part about working at Noble Woman Boutique? My coworkers and the positive, uplifting environment. And the clothes obviously.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work? Playing tennis, hanging out with friends and family, traveling. Eating...eating is fun.
What is your favorite fashion trend? Purses. It’s not really a trend, it’s a lifestyle.
What period in history had the best fashion? Umm, okay. 1700 ball gowns. But not the men's clothing!
What's one thing about yourself that you want everyone to know? I have double jointed toes. I love Jesus. And clothes. But Jesus first.
Does pineapple belong on pizza? No!
Store owner Courtney's comments: Eden is so silly and fun and I just like her! One specific thing I like about Eden is she's super passionate about fashion, which makes her a really good fit for the store. If you're at a haunted hotel she'll scare away all the ghosts and bring you peace. She's super kind and she stands boldly in her faith. I'm always impressed by that. I like it. I'm excited to see what her future holds and what avenue of fashion she'll get to work in. I'm super blessed to know her. Sometimes I feel like I'm working with her mom because she looks so much like Robin!
Meet Our Staff - Whitney February 16, 2022 20:19
Name: Whitney Deutz
How long have you worked at Noble Woman? I have no idea. When did I start here? August of 2017 and I worked here until September of 2019. And then I came back in October of 2020.
Where is your hometown? Marshall, MN
What is your favorite color? Creams, white, green and black
What is your favorite brand at Noble Woman? Dex, KLD & Kut
What is your favorite part about working at Noble Woman Boutique? My favorite part?! I mean, does it have to be work related? The people I work with and the clients that come in the store.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work? Being with my family, watching my boys play hockey, drinking coffee, going antiquing and thrifting and playing with my dog.
What is your favorite fashion trend? Straight leg jeans, graphic tees & plaid. And shackets!!!
What period in history had the best fashion? *shakes her head* I'm not into this. I like today how it's all intertwined from the past few decades. As long as low rise jeans don't come back in we'll be good.
What's one thing about yourself that you want everyone to know? Oh no. I don't like attention called to myself. I have over 50 house plants. I really love coffee. I prefer old things over new things. I enjoy house projects. And I pretty much only wear Vans. There.
Does pineapple belong on pizza? I can't eat pizza.
Store owner Courtney's comments: Whitney! Whitney broke my heart a little bit when she left me...but then she came back!!!! I'm just so glad to have her back at Noble. She is one of the funniest people I know and there's never a day I don't crack up when I work with her! I appreciate that she is very straightforward and that she says it how it is. She's not going to say anything she doesn't mean. There's no gray area with Whitney. I love her commitment to Noble and she shows up when I need her to. She takes pride in her job and she's invested. She cares about me and the business. She's dedicated and reliable and I love that. I also love that she...I love so many things about her! I love her facial expressions and when she says things like elthwhere. ;) She brings a lot of joy to my day and I get excited when I get to work with her.
Meet Our Staff - Lauren February 15, 2022 19:54
Name: Lauren Carver
How long have you worked at Noble Woman? Since March of my freshman year. (2019) How long is that? That's a long time!
Where is your hometown? Marshall, MN
What is your favorite color? Oh guys I don't know! Green. Yellow some days, purple other days.
What is your favorite brand at Noble Woman? What's the one that has all those comfy t-shirts? La Miel!
What is your favorite part about working at Noble Woman Boutique? Talking with my coworkers! And telling Whitney everything about my life.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work? Hanging out with my friends, going to the lake too. Being with my sisters.
What is your favorite fashion trend? Boyfriend jeans!
What period in history had the best fashion? *scratches eye* The 70s. I don't even know anything about the 70s. I've just seen "That 70s Show".
What's one thing about yourself that you want everyone to know? Dude I don't know, you tell me! I wear my emotions on my sleeve. If I don't have more than 2 jobs I don't know what to do with my life. I have to stay busy at all times. I've seen every episode of "Criminal Minds" a hundred times.
Does pineapple belong on pizza? I like the warm pineapple so I'll pick it off and eat the pizza separate. So no it doesn't.
Courtney's comments: And then there's Lauren. I love so many things about Lauren that I don't even think I have time to tell them all. My favorite thing about her is our Wednesday talks. We get pretty deep. We always have great stories to tell each other. I'm blown away and so impressed by her maturity and how grounded she is in her faith. She's unwavering in her love for you. She stands up for herself and I'm proud of her for that. Lauren has a kind and gentle heart but she's also not afraid to kick a** and put someone in their place. She makes me laugh all the time. I love to go through my camera roll and find pictures of her and see all her facial expressions! I know that she's one of those people that if I was struggling with anything I could call her at 3am and ask her to pray for me and she would do it right then and there. She'll always answer a FaceTime. And she'll always call me out if I spoil someone's surprise party. She's awesome.
Meet Our Staff - Hannah February 14, 2022 19:24
Name: Hannah Hagen
How long have you worked at Noble Woman? 2 years
Where is your hometown? Hanley Falls, MN
What is your favorite color? Green
What is your favorite brand at Noble Woman? Ooh! Hmm hmm hmm... I think Sadie & Sage. Can I say another one too? Probably KLD. Oh my gosh this is so fun!
What is your favorite part about working at Noble Woman Boutique? I would say... oh there's a lot. I would say I love the relationships we have with our customers. And I love that the store is ever changing! And the employees.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work? Hanging out with my dog. I like to be outdoors and I like to travel and hangout with my family!
What is your favorite fashion trend? I actually kinda dig the cropped sweaters. Oh and I like all the different sleeves like balloon sleeves and bell sleeves.
What period in history had the best fashion? Oh god...I kinda like the hippie fashion, like the 70s. I don't know that's really hard!
What's one thing about yourself that you want everyone to know? If I could save every dog in the world I would. Or I wish I lived in Montana.
Does pineapple belong on pizza? Absolutely. Every slice.
Storeowner Courtney's comments: Hannah, huh? So, I knew I was going to like Hannah from the first day I talked to her because we laughed and we cried and laughed some more. We covered every emotion in one coffee sitting. She's super creative and visual. She helps me with rearranging the store and gives me fresh ideas. She's amazing with clients, she loves clothes and is very suited for this job. But my absolute favorite thing about her is that Fridays around 3 she gets really weird and me, her and Meredith are all weird together. She's got a really sweet heart and she's kind and silly and I love her.
Finding the Good in Quarantine May 18, 2020 17:36
It’s been hard. That’s the gist of it. These past few months have been trying for all of us. I mean come on, all I’m asking is to be able to go on a coffee date with my friend, do a little (or a lot) of shopping, and be able to attend church on Sundays. It will happen, in time. I think many of us have been focusing on the countless things that appear to be wrong. It’s only natural, we’re living through a global pandemic after all and many of us don’t like change. I know I don’t. Have you taken the time to stop and think: Where is the good? The ladies at Noble Woman decided to dig a little deeper, and scrounged up raw feelings, real feelings to share with you about finding the good in quarantine. We want to be available to you in any way we can, and sharing our experiences seemed to be a sincere, heartfelt way.
“The good for me is that I don’t have to be so rushed in the mornings. I get to calmly drink my coffee, do devotions, and plan out my zoom meetings and videos for teaching throughout the day. And all of my family is home and safe...that is a blessing!” -Mindi
“I have to admit at first I could only focus on the negative. I was anxious all the time and kept worrying about things I could not control. Was I going to get sick? Was I going to lose my business? What if people I love get sick? What if I lose my mind???
I know it is natural to feel some anxiety during a global pandemic, but my fear was taking over my life. As the days and weeks went on, my focus began to shift. I started asking myself what can I control? What is important TODAY? I began to give my anxiety to God, and reminded myself that He is ultimately in control. His peace washed over me.
The last few weeks have actually been pretty special. I have been able to focus on the good. I have learned to appreciate every conversation I have. I began doing things that fill me up and bring me joy. I have let myself feel a sense of accomplishment instead of beating myself up for not achieving more in a day. I have begun to see myself through my Heavenly Father’s eyes instead of focusing on how I think the world sees me. I have felt a love from this community that I will forever be grateful for. I have learned to slow down and not fill my days with busyness. I have hope in the future. In addition, I quit Diet Coke and even learned a few TikTok dances!” -Courtney
“I think the biggest thing for me during quarantine has just been taking time to self reflect. It’s so easy to get caught up in the busyness of life that often times we forget that slowing down is necessary. I’ve really just taken this time to re-evaluate what I spend time on and what makes me better and helps me grow. I’d be lying if I said quarantine has been easy. I’m an over-thinker so alone time isn’t always good, but processing those thoughts into what’s worth my time has been a growing experience for me and helped me focus my time on things I value more clearly.” -Skylar
“I am so grateful to have all my children under my roof again! I love seeing and connecting with them regularly and I really love feeding them! I love that all of us have been given a breather from our very full and blessed but often stressful lives and that we can have this breather together!” -Erin
“I have found that slowing down has made me enjoy the little things that I usually don’t have time for. Baking, reading, walking, and gardening! I have definitely found joy in getting to do those hobbies again. I’ve been re-evaluating who and what is important in my life. Also the amount of time spent with my dog and Taylor has been fantastic.” -Hannah
“Quarantine has honestly been the best thing that can happen for my relationships, my house and my pets! My closest family lives over 5 hours away, so I normally only get about a 20 minute window to FaceTime them. Since nobody has anywhere to go, I’ve gotten to FaceTime them a lot more than normal, which I LOVE. I also feel like I’ve been in contact with more people now than I ever was before. I’ve had long and meaningful conversations with friends via social media and phone calls and texts.
As for my house, we are renovating and updating something new each weekend. Being home this much has brought on so many ideas and a lot of discussions about what we can do to modernize our little old house. We’ve done a lot of painting, taken carpet out, and we are redoing the flooring and our kitchen soon!
I honestly don’t think my pets will ever let me go back to traveling to work every day. They LOVE having me around to cuddle them while I’m working from home and let them outside all the time throughout the day. They’re getting so much love and attention, I don’t know how they’ll ever adjust back to me not working from home.” -Julia
“I’ve been going on rollerblade rides! Being outside helps me stay positive and makes me feel free. I have also been doing a lot of online shopping.” -Lauren
“It was really difficult coming home from college, especially since we left for spring break thinking we would still have a few weeks of the semester left. I think being home has helped me realize how thankful I am for Dordt and how much I appreciate my friends! Quarantine definitely makes us focus more on our relationships with others instead of all the other things that usually distract us.” -Lexi
“I was quite the Debbie downer at the start of all of this. These new terms like “social distancing” and “stay at home order” were now a part of our everyday life and vocabulary, and it was weird. I didn’t like it. I was not a fan of not being able to see my grandparents or even hug my friends. But I realized, although I may be stuck in my house for weeks on end, I shouldn’t be complaining. I’m healthy and my family and friends are healthy. Even though I might not get to visit those that I love in person, this separation has made me love them all the more. Waiting makes the heart grow fonder.
With the extra time I’ve had, I’ve gotten to do many things I hadn’t really been able to do much before. I’ve read lots of books, taken walks with my mom, tested my green thumb by planting some flowers, binge watched The Chosen (a must watch!), and practiced piano. And that makes my heart happy.
I find comfort in the fact that God is in control and He knows what’s going on. There’s no use worrying...He’s got it all figured out. He will never social distance Himself from me. That is good news. I cannot wait to get back to church!
Quarantine has made me appreciate everything in my life much much more. As challenging as this time has been, in a way I am grateful for it. I think it is a wake up call for everyone, a time to re-evaluate life.” -Meredith
We all have the time on our hands these days. Give it a thought. Where is the good?
Keep your heart up.
Hello Again and Happy Quarantine March 28, 2020 17:25
Hey there pretty ladies! We are up and running with the blog again...woohoo! You can expect to see more posts about fashion of course along with updates on the boutique, but we also want to chit chat about life with you and offer fellowship as well. We hope this finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy. Amidst these days of uncertainty and concern, it seems many of us are overcome with worry, and for good reason. After racking our brains, the ladies at Noble Woman compiled a list of ideas that might bring you some joy day to day. If any of this gives you a sliver of sunshine, pass it on to another special lady in your life. We welcome and send our love to you. Thanks for spending time with us!
List of things to do during quarantine
write someone a letter
bake something/try a new recipe...it’s time to try those recipes you found on Pinterest ;)
listen to music
try a new hairstyle
snuggle with your pets
go on a walk
garden/landscaping (soon! The snow WILL leave!)
reorganize...get rid of things that you don’t need and are causing clutter.
listen to a podcast
read the Bible and memorize sacred scripture
give a friend or family member a call
ride a bike
take a bubble bath
count your blessings
do a skin care routine
learn another language on Duolingo
watch movies (see list below)
read a book (see list below) maybe you could even have a book club that meets via Skype or FaceTime!
donate to a local charity
practice playing an instrument
practice your barista skills and make yourself your favorite coffee drink!
have an at home spa day!
play board games
do a word search
do a puzzle
Movies/TV shows to watch
I Love Lucy
Miracles from Heaven
Back to the Future
My All American
The Princess Bride
The Breakfast Club
Little Women (2019 movie)
The Lion King
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Parks and Rec
Books to read & author suggestions
“Kisses from Katie” by Katie Davis
“Go Bravely” by Emily Wilson
“All Along You Were Blooming” by Morgan Harper Nichols
“The Little House” series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
“The Help” by Kathryn Stockett
“The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton
“Cozy White Cottage” by Liz Marie Galvan
“Floret Farm’s Cut Flower Garden” by Erin Benzakein
“The Shack” by William P. Young
“Girl, Wash Your Face” by Rachel Hollis
“I Am Malala” by Malala Yousafzai & Christina Lamb
“Everybody Always” by Bob Groff
Read a biography or autobiography about someone you admire or want to learn more about!
Hopefully this gives you some ideas and maybe you’ll even try these suggestions out for yourself!
How can we PRAY FOR YOU? The power of prayer is extraordinary. Noble Woman is offering an opportunity for you to send anonymous prayer requests to us via text. Text 507-401-4363 and know that you will have others lifting you up in prayer. Praying for others is always a good thing but we truly need to be praying more now than ever before.
Until next time, keep your heart up!
I love my staff!! Courtney February 20, 2017 21:51
If you've been in Noble Woman Boutique, there's a very high chance that the owner, Courtney Voorhees, was working. Courtney recently took over the store this past January after being co-owner the year prior. She has been determined to combine fashion and faith to create an atmosphere unlike any other, which we believe she has done. Courtney has a heart of gold and truly plays people's strengths, and that is why she is so successful. Here's what you need to know about Courtney:
How long have you worked at Noble Woman?
Since May 2013
Where is your hometown?
What is your favorite color?
Any shade of green
What is the most dominant color in your closet?
Are stripes a color 🤣 Black
Who inspires your fashion sense?
What is your favorite brand at NWB?
All of them! Probably Cupcakes and Cashmere and Velvet Heart
What is your favorite thing about working there?
My amazing coworkers and our clients! I truly love having a job that enables me to build relationships. I also enjoy that I am able to be creative and I get to play dress up every day!
What is your hidden talent?
I'm really good at Candy Crush Soda and Jelly...not the regular Candy Crush though, that one is too hard!
What’s one thing about yourself that you want everybody to know?
I can't really think of anything about me...but I want everyone to know how incredibly grateful I am for all of these amazing ladies we have featured throughout the week!! They are all so supportive, hardworking, and make Noble Woman what it is!! I couldn't do this without each and every one of you! Thank you Wendy, Dawn, Erin, Stephanie, Katie, Emily and Jackie...you are all my favorites!!!!!! A special thank you to Wendy Anderson for all of her hard work on this blog series! You are amazing!
Here's some of my favorite memories with my favorite ladies!!
I love you ladies!!!! I am so blessed!
Here's what staff member, Wendy Andersen, has to say about Courtney:
Courtney has made me feel welcome at this store ever since I started. She's created such a positive environment here, not only for her employees, but also for her customers. She truly, deeply cares about every person she encounters every day she works. She's so good at what she does (selling clothes and creating displays), but she's also a great friend, wife, and follower of Jesus. Courtney approaches everyone with an open mind and open heart, looking to fill spaces where people feel empty. She truly is an irreplaceable leader of our NWB team and we don't know what we would do without her.
We love our staff!! Emily February 19, 2017 20:18
Today we introduce to you the newest member of our team, Emily Pollock. Emily is a mom, teacher, and fashionista and we are very lucky to have her. She is a ray of sunshine, making everyone's day brighter. We are truly blessed to have her outgoing, bubbly, and happy personality as part of our team. Here is what you need to know about Emily:
How long have you worked at Noble Woman? 3 months!!
Where is your hometown? Ottumwa, Iowa
What is your favorite color? Purple What is the most dominant color in your closet? Is stripes a color? Ok, black and white stripes.
Who inspires your fashion sense? Whomever looks comfy and cute-I don't have just one!
What is your favorite brand at NWB? Jack or BB Dakota..or Lucky. Do I have to pick just one?!
What is your favorite thing about working here? My favorite parts are a) the amazing group of women I get the pleasure of working with. They are incredible. And b) the amazing group of women that shop there! I seriously love every minute of it!
What is your hidden talent? I used to be fast-now I eat lots of food. I also sing loud and proud when nobody's around.
What’s one thing about yourself that you want everybody to know? I'm obsessed with my beautiful family, love God, and often wonder why I live where it's so dang cold! Oh and I'm a teacher!
Storeowner, Courtney, has this to say about Emily: This girl is the newest member of our family at NWB and we are so blessed to have her! She is rocking it at the boutique and handled her first busy Saturday shift like a pro! She is always wondering what she can do to help and is willing to do anything we need to get done. This woman is a mom of two little ones and teaches full time yet still has the energy to help us out on Saturday's! Besides being a hard worker, Emily is another one of the sweetest people I know! She is down to earth and so fun to work with...she makes my heart happy!
We love you, Emily!
We love our staff!! Katie February 18, 2017 20:04
It's day 6 of "We love our staff"week and today, we would like to introduce you to Katie Hutt. Katie is one of the newer members to our team at Noble Woman Boutique, and boy are we lucky to have her. Katie has a smile that could light up a room with a heart as warm as the sun. She is sweet, sincere, outgoing and gracious. Here's what you need to know about Katie:
Name: Katie Hutt
How long have you worked at Noble Woman? Since July of 2016
Where is your hometown? Boyd, MN
What is your favorite color? Teal or purple
What is the most dominant color in your closet? Black or Grey
Who inspires your fashion sense? The lovely ladies of Noble and anyone who has more fashion sense than me!
What is your favorite brand at NWB? Cherish
What is your favorite thing about working there? How friendly the staff and customers are! It feels like family and has ever since my first day! The environment of the store is like none other too, it feels like home and you can tell it is a fun place to be the moment you walk through the door!
What is your hidden talent? I play piano, been playing since I was 8
What’s one thing about yourself that you want everybody to know? I have been a bridesmaid in 6 weddings over the last three years!!
Here is what storeowner, Courtney, has to say about Katie:
"This beauty is another one of our Saturday girls and has been a great addition to NWB! Katie is super sweet, she's organized, she's willing to help out even after she works all day, she loves to stay busy and will gladly do whatever needs to be done. She will even bring me some fingernail polish remover when I am having a "toe emergency"! Katie can play the piano, run a 5k effortlessly (or so it seems), and she can dance! Oh, and did I mention she's gorgeous??? Thank you Katie for your kindness and patience, I feel so blessed to have you on our team!!"
We love you, Katie!
We love our staff!! Stephanie February 17, 2017 20:10
Today, we are featuring our world traveler and the one who works the magic behind the camera, Stephanie Werner. Stephanie has the softest, kindest spirit and possesses such genuine talent in writing and photography. She truly is a noble woman, and we are so lucky to have her. Here's a little more about Stephanie:
Name: Stephanie Werner
How long have you worked at Noble Woman? 2 years this spring
Where is your hometown? Cottonwood
What is your favorite color? Ugh! It changes constantly but I'll go with blue
What is the most dominant color in your closet? I'd say I gravitate most towards olive green!
Who inspires your fashion sense? PINTEREST! Haha!! I also follow a bunch of instagrammers and fashion bloggers! I'm always looking for a variety of styles- boho, easy everyday, and classic pieces.
What is your favorite brand at NWB? Mmmmmm. All of them? Haha!! Velvet heart, BB Dakota, Kuts!
What is your favorite thing about working there? I love the atmosphere at Noble. I work with the best women out there. I feel so comfortable when I'm working there that I feel like I really have a chance to thrive; to do my best when helping women find that perfect outfit!
What is your hidden talent? I can do the Rubio cube in under 2 minutes!
What’s one thing about yourself that you want everybody to know? I love people and I love clothes and I love to smile!
Storeowner, Courtney, has this to say about Stephanie:
Oh Stephie!! Where do I begin? This girl is a world traveler, she's an amazing photographer, she is about to become a teacher, and she has been a blessing to us at Noble Woman. She is such a goof ball and makes me laugh soooo hard every time we work together. Steph has a kind heart and a passion to help others thats is truly inspiring. If I need some pictures taken, someone to cover a shift, a double cappuccino, help with technology or prayer...she's got my back!!! If you haven't met Stephanie, stop in and see her! She's the cutie behind the camera
We love you, Steph!
We love our staff!! Erin February 16, 2017 21:35
It's Day 4 of "We love our Staff" week here at NWB and we are proud to introduce Erin Heuberger. Erin is a phenomenal worker, who you will see at the store almost every day of the week. She has a passion for Jesus and fashion, which is what Noble Woman Boutique is all about. She brings a positive energy to the store that no one could every replace. Here is a little more about Erin that we all think you should know:
Name: Erin Heuberger
How long have you worked at the store: 2 years total
Where is your hometown: Marshall, MN
What is your favorite color: Blues
What is the most dominant color in your closet: Taupe
Who inspires your fashion sense: Jessica Biel
What is your favorite thing about working here: NWB provides clothing and accessories that do just that. I love looking good, feeling good, and doing good. I love how working at NWB allows me to cultivate those same virtues in the lives of women through the art of fashion. It’s not about feeling better than someone else, it’s about feeling your best you.
What is your hidden talent: Finding “diamonds in the rough” and making the best caramel rolls you’ll ever eat.
What’s one thing you want others to know about you: I am nothing without Jesus and also…. If there’s snacks at the party I’ll most likely be there
Storeowner, Courtney, has this to say about Erin:
Or "Eriness" as some of us like to call her. This woman is amazing. Erin is as silly as she is sincere. She makes up words that I am somehow using now, and she makes me laugh harder than almost anyone I know (usually at her expense). Erin somehow keeps me on track when I get distracted, which I appreciate soooo much! She has has a way of helping me put things into perspective and has encouraged me throughout our friendship...even if she was the one who needed the encouragement. And she somehow always knows just the right thing to say right when I need to hear it. Erin is honest, selfless, empathetic, extremely weird, and truly one of a kind. Thank you Erin for your grace and support, and don't forget...you make my eyes happy!
We love you, Erin!
We love our staff!! Dawn February 15, 2017 20:59
Our third lovely lady to be featured for our “We Love Our Staff” week is the beautiful, talented, Dawn Deutz. Dawn has been working at Noble Woman for three and a half years and we truly would have been lost without her. She has a unique, amazing eye for displaying our wonderful clothing, candles, and accessories. She plays a large part in making our store look so beautiful.
Here’s how Dawn describes herself:
How long have you worked at Noble Woman? 3.5 years
Where is your hometown? Marshall, MN
What is your favorite color? Yellow
What is the most dominant color in your closet? I tend to buy navy, greens, orange, and yellow tones
Who inspires your fashion sense? Jackie O and Victoria Beckham
What is your favorite brand at NWB? I love simple, classic lines that aren’t too trendy. My favorites are B.B. Dakota, Mystree, and Kut from the Kloth
What is your favorite thing about working there? The people I work with and selling to others
What is your hidden talent? I’m a designer at heart. I love to create.
What’s one thing about yourself that you want everybody to know? I’m compassionate and a good listener. I hope people see Christ in me.
Storeowner, Courtney, has this to say about Dawn:
This woman is truly one of a kind! Dawn it's one of those people that you just love from the minute you meet her. Every shift I work with her we spend most of the time laughing, we usually cry at least once, and then laugh at ourselves for crying Dawn has a keen eye for design and I love the days when I get to be creative with her. She has a great sense of style and will always give you an honest opinion on how something looks on you. Besides being creative and stylish, Dawn is selfless, humble, generous, caring, and can find something positive in any situation. Thank you Dawn for always encouraging me and for your friendship! I love your face
We love you so much, Dawn!
We Love Our Staff!! Wendy February 14, 2017 19:18
Here at Noble Woman Boutique, if there’s one thing we love more than our clothes, it’s our staff. We have eight amazing, dedicated women who make this store what it is and we think you all should get to know them. Since it’s the week of Valentine’s day, we will be doing a “We Love Our Staff” week and introducing them to you. Check out our blog each day this week (through next Monday) to see who is being featured.
Next up in the “We Love Our Staff” introductions is Wendy Andersen. Wendy has been working at Noble Woman Boutique for two and a half years now. She loves the store just as much as she loves to shop, and let me tell you, that’s a LOT! Wendy brings a passion for fashion to the store, and has since gotten the nickname “Trendy Wendy” by some of her friends.
Here is what you need to know about Wendy:
How long have you worked at Noble Woman? Since September of 2014
Where is your hometown? Lake Benton, MN
What is your favorite color? Black
What is the most dominant color in your closet? Black
Who inspires your fashion sense? Olivia Pope
What is your favorite brand at NWB? Cupcakes and Cashmere, Denim: Joe’s Jeans-- my expensive taste is so unfortunate
What is your favorite thing about working there? The people I work with and our large clientele. I’ve met so many incredible women.
What is your hidden talent? I know how to drive a tractor (CRAZY, I know!)
What’s one thing about yourself that you want everybody to know? I am a huge dreamer. I have a wide array of interests with many goals in life. I would love to work for the Minnesota Timberwolves or ESPN, yet I love clothes and want to open my own boutique. I would also like to publish a book and be a motivational speaker.
Storeowner, Courtney, has this to say about Wendy:
“This little fashionista is one of a kind! If you have met Wendy then you know she may have be slightly addicted to clothes and has definitely coined the phrase "I'm obsessed with this!" Pretty sure we all say that now Other than having a great eye for fashion, Wendy has a way of encouraging others that is so genuine. I cannot tell you how many times her kind words have brightened my day. She works harder than most people I know and she has about a million hidden talents! Pretty sure she will be famous one day! Seriously, Wendy, is there anything you can't do???? I appreciate all that you do for me and for the store; you are truly a gift!”
We love you so much, Wendy!
We Love Our Staff!! Jackie February 13, 2017 19:53
Here at Noble Woman Boutique, if there’s one thing we love more than our clothes, it’s our staff. We have eight amazing, dedicated women who make this store what it is and we think you all should get to know them. Since it’s the week of Valentine’s day, we will be doing a “We Love Our Staff” week and introducing them to you. Check out our blog each day this week (through next Monday) to see who is being featured. First up is Jackie Esping!
Jackie has worked at NWB the longest out of the staff, with the exception of storeowner, Courtney. Jackie has a heart of gold and eyes for fashion, so if you come in on a Saturday and she is working, you are in luck! She would do anything to help you find the perfect outfit.
Here are some fun facts about Jackie:
How long have you worked at Noble Woman? 3.5 years
Where is your hometown? Marshall
What is your favorite color? Green
What is the most dominant color in your closet? Black
Who inspires your fashion sense? My sissy – Jenna
What is your favorite brand at NWB? Lucky and denim/ Big Star
What is your favorite thing about working there? The people!!!
What is your hidden talent? Shopping - I'm really good at it
What’s one thing about yourself that you want everybody to know? I have an obsession for shoes and jeans, also the toilet paper roll needs to be flipped over the top.
This is what storeowner, Courtney, has to say about Jackie: “This beautiful lady just makes my day a little bit better every time I work with her. Jackie has such a silly sense of humor and doesn't mind my weirdness. She is so thoughtful and is always willing to help out. She is the type of person who will call me at 9:30 pm to see if I am at the store because she drove by and noticed that the lights were on, just to make sure everything was okay. Jackie brings energy to the store that cannot be duplicated. She is genuine, sincere, fun and one of the kindest people I know! Thank you Jackie Jackie for being you!”
We love you so much, Jackie.
--February favorites-- February 6, 2017 13:13
Long time no see, fashionistas!
I am back to the fashion-blogging world and I have so much cute to share with you. Even in the midst of that good ol' February weather, we are thinking spring here at NWB. Sea Salt candles and diffusers are back in stock and trust me, this scent will rejuvenate your entire household.
Spring freight has started flying as well-- including some adorable prints, tanks, and dresses. Off the shoulder is still on trend and I have a feeling this style will stick around for the spring-summer season. We also have lots of versatile jewels in store that will help you turn heads, regardless of the occasion. Come in and we are sure to help you find something spectacular.
We are always on the lookout for pieces with incredible detail, fit, and fabric quality. And these styles in store are no different! Check out these pics and see for yourself!
Until next time lovelies,
Noble Woman staffer-- Stephanie <3
Black Friday - Fabulous Fashion and Great Savings! November 20, 2016 14:38
Hello Ladies! It's that time of year again...the holidays are right around the corner and it's time to start checking things off the list. Black Friday is next week and is the perfect time to save on all of your holiday gifts. Or maybe you are looking for something fabulous to add to your winter wardrobe, either way, we've got you covered! We are stocked up with new arrivals and amazing gifts just in time for Black Friday! This year we are offering fabulous savings on everything in the store!
Black Friday deals include:
- BOGO 50% off store wide equal or lessor value
- Gift with purchase for the first 50 shoppers
- $20.00 of NWB rewards for every $150.00 you spend
Not sure what to buy for someone on your Christmas list? Here are some some great gift ideas available at NWB!
If you have stopped in to the boutique this fall you have probably smelled this amazing scent. Frasier Fir is our favorite home fragrance and is perfect for Christmas. This Minnesota made product by Thymes is the perfect blend of crisp Siberian fir needles, heartening cedar wood and relaxing sandalwood. This scent will fill your home with a sweet fragrance of the holidays. We have reed diffusers, candles, sink sets, room mist, all purpose cleaner, wax melts and more. Frasier Fir is a great gift idea but we are certain you will want some for your home as well!
Every girl needs a little sparkle in her life, so you can never go wrong with the gift of jewelry!
Blanket scarves are a fall and winter essential that can polish your look. These scarves keep you warm and on trend. If you love them as much as I do, you know that they can make great gifts as well. And since we are doing BOGO storewide on Black Friday, you can get one for yourself too!
NWB Gift Certificates
Can't decide what to buy for someone on your list? A Noble Woman gift certificate is the perfect gift for anyone. Our NWB gift certificates are available in any amount and they never expire. And remember, for every $150 you spend in the store, you get $20.00 of NWB rewards to spend on yourself!
In addition to checking things off your list, Black Friday is the perfect day to refresh your winter wardrobe! We have cozy sweaters, holiday dresses, boots and booties, jeans, jackets and other unique styles. Here's a sneak peek at some of our amazing winter fashion
See you on Black Friday and happy shopping <3
Noble Woman Boutique
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