Hi loves, I’m Heather.

The gal behind the blog Heather Lingerfelt.  I am a North Carolina native who group up in a small town called Hudson, North Carolina.  I met the love of my life Shay, during my senior year of high school.  Once married, we moved around for many years during my husband’s career in the military.  Once he made the decision to separate from the military, we chose to move back closer to family as he too is from North Carolina.  We currently reside just outside of Charlotte, North Carolina.

I am a graduate of Appalachian State University where I received a degree in Elementary Education.  I pursued a successful career in teaching for twelve years.  I reached a pivotal moment in 2012 when I realized I needed to step outside of my comfort zone to challenge myself with new skills and the ability to grow.  To read more about that decision, check out the blog post here.  That honestly was one of the best decisions I ever made for myself.  Now, over six years later, I have built another successful career at one of the largest technology companies in the Charlotte area.

I launched my blog late in the fall of 2016.  While it began as a creative outlet, it has continued to evolve into so much more and will continue to do so. I have always had a love for fashion by creating that look that just exudes confidence and enhances what is already beautiful.  I also have a love for writing which began long before my educational career.  And, most of all, I have an incredible passion for others.  When I became inspired by friend who is a successful influencer, the fire ignited as I knew starting my own blog was meant to be. My aspirations are to provide you all with encouragement, motivation and a love for life through, travel, fashion, experiences and more.  If you’ve been following along, thank you from the bottom of my heart and if you’re new thank you for your time and I hope you return.  The best is yet to come!

History of Heather

Growing up in that small town, everybody knew everybody.  And to me, family always came first.  It was more important to me than anything.  I will forever cherish getting together with cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents for special occasions, but also just because.  For many years of my childhood, we even rented one beach house together each summer for a week. Those memories are beyond priceless.  While I loved every minute of growing up with a close knit family, I am also thankful for the opportunities I have been blessed with outside of that small town.  Moving away from home taught me a lot about who I am and how to rely heavily on my faith.  It also created an insanely strong relationship between Shay and I as we only had one another to lean on when being so far away from family.

Today, it’s a blessing to be back close to family, especially given the fact that I have two nephews and niece.  Family beach trips have commenced.  While a bit different without other family members, we easily fill a home with my parents, Shay and I and my brother’s family.  For myself, I am continuing to grow into who I am meant to be.  I don’t think we should ever stop pursuing what we are truly meant for in this life.

More Fun Trivia

Favorite Color:

Black, it’s classic and always chic

Talent:

I can sing(I sang at my high school graduation as well as my own wedding!)

Coffee of choice:

Starbucks Caramel Latte with skim milk no whip

Beach or Mountains:

Beach all day every day

Guilty Pleasure:

Going to the spa

Sports Teams:

Dallas Cowboys, Carolina Panthers, Carolina Tarheels

Music I Listen to:

Give me Frank Sinatra, Luke Bryan, Justin Timberlake, Nelly to Queen…

Shows I will forever love:

FRIENDS and Monk, I watch a Friends episode every day.

Influencers I'm Crushing on

KBStyled

Brooke has impeccable style and an eye for what truly enhances the beauty inside every woman.  She’s deeply rooted in putting family first, which is something I admire greatly given how I grew up and relate to how important that is even today.  Her smile is contagious and her passion for inspiring others is not to be missed.

Louella Reese

This gal isn’t just an influencer I am crushing on, but she’s my friend and the inspiration for starting my own blog.  I firmly believe she was placed in my life for a reason and I couldn’t be more thankful for her.  Now, if you aren’t following Louella Reese, stop what you are doing now and follow her on all of her social media accounts.  She’s incredibly creative and shares amazing content that is bound to peak your interest.  Make sure to check out Laura’s travel experiences as they are hands down my favorite.  Not to mention, she’s truly one of the sweetest gals on the planet.  You’re gonna love her!

The Teacher Diva

Before I began blogging, Ashley, The Teacher Diva, was the first influencer that I gravitated to immediately.  I adore how she got started and it’s been amazing to watch her success.  She’s incredibly talented with the content she shares and her style is exquisite.  I am immediately inspired with each look she creates.  Don’t hesitate, go follow her now!

One Small Blonde

For starters, Brooke is a Dallas Cowboys fan…that had me at hello.  In all seriousness, I absolutely love her style from casual, chic to athletic.  And, she just launched her out athletic wear line!  How amazing is that!  Talk about the epitome of girl boss!  I also love that Brooke is real, she gives you her true thoughts and experiences for others to relate to.  Give her a follow, you certain to be inspired.

Krystal Schlegel

Krystal’s sense of style speaks to my heart.  It’s continuously clean and chic. I admire her drive for fitness and how she shares her success for good health with others.  I am consistently inspired by her as she can take the most simple tee and create the most sophisticated and stylish look.  She’s definitely an influencer you don’t want to miss out own!

Fun Facts

1. I make an insanely delicious chocolate chip cake.  It’s a must every holiday season.

2. I learned to ski in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Yes, they get snow and lots of it in the winter.

3. I am very competitive and love to watch sports.  However, I have no athletic ability unless lifting weights can count!

4. I have a deformed collar bone that everyone always assumes was broken at some point.  Nope, just born with it!

5. Shay and I have managed to take a vacation with just one another since we’ve been married.  We’ve taken nine cruises together and enjoyed staying at a resort five times.  Needless to say we love the sun, sand and water!

Bucket List

1. Travel to Italy, London, Greece and Australia.

2. See a Great White Shark from a very large, large boat.

3. Test drive an Audi R8 and if I win the lottery, it will be the first item I purchase!

4. Partner with charities that are close to my heart.

5. Do things that scare me the most – maybe this will include sky diving one day?