Hey girl, and welcome! I'm Courtney! Thank you for taking the time to get to know more about The Twisted Pineapple and me! Expressing myself through clothes was important to me from a young age, and my mom and I often argued about what I should wear to kindergarten. Let's just say I knew what I liked early in life! My mom always made sure I was well dressed and looking cute for all events, but our world suddenly changed when I was eight. My mom was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Things really changed for her and our family. She wasn’t well, had to quit her job, and even going to church would be so exhausting she would be in bed for days to get her strength back up. My dad stepped up to the plate and took on many new roles - like shopping with us. I was in middle school at the time and while shopping for a bra with my dad was a little embarrassing, I was just so proud of the way he supported my mom. Expressing myself through what I wore became difficult as my body and my home life changed. It was easier to grab simple basic pieces and go. At a young age, I learned life wasn't always going to be about me. Don’t let this mislead you - I LOVE my family! And anyone who has a parent who was ill during their childhood can relate that things are not always easy!After playing sports me entire childhood, I quit sports and started working to make my own money. The freedom of earning a paycheck felt so good! I loved being rewarded for hard work, and I loved being able to shop on my own and find my sense of style.My confidence really started to soar and I loved finding my way during this time. But just a few years later, after having my second daughter, I really struggled with my self-esteem like most Moms! The town we live in didn’t have many clothing options, and I knew a women’s clothing store would be a huge asset to the community. I started online back in 2017, and after a year of searching for the right location, I opened Twisted Pineapple in August of 2018. I'm a proud girl mom to Kylie (11) and Emersyn (3) and wife to my incredible husband, Jesse. Raising children while running a business isn’t easy, but I hope that they find their passion one day and follow their dreams as I did. Behind the name: Pineapples are a symbol of infertility, an issue I struggled with for years. I wanted to take my hardship and flip it into something positive - hence the name! The Twisted Pineapple is an expression of how messy life can be, but all your struggles lead you to where God wants you to be. I've learned to let Go and let God, even when it is hard to do so.We lost my mom in December 2018. She was my biggest cheerleader when I opened my store. She was so proud of me, and without her support, I don’t think I would have had the confidence to take on the business world. Helping women find their confidence and feel good truly sets my soul on fire. I know what it feels like to lose yourself as you provide for your family. But listen, ladies, you can’t pour from an empty cup, and we are ready to help you refill it! Thank you again for checking us out, it really means the world to me! Enjoy your shopping!