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Beauty Queen Of The Week - Lauren Swonke

I was so excited to feature Lauren as our BEAUTY Queen Of The Week!! She is such an inspiration and a light in our community!

Thank you Lauren for featuring me and G.L.A.M. Girls Night Out in your amazing newspaper!!! To become a vendor or to buy your ticket now for our upcoming event click here!! Hurry, Spots are limited!! 

Tell me about yourself, I can't wait for the audience to get to know you! Hello! My name is Lauren Swonke. My husband and I publish Ten Ninety Seven - Willis Monthly News, the community newspaper for Willis, Texas. I’ve been married for nearly 11 years to my sweet husband, Chris, and we have three wonderful kiddos. They’re the sunshine of our days! We work hard to love each other and our kiddos well. My greatest goal in life is to honor Jesus! He’s worth anything good I have to offer the world. I grew up in a small town in Deep East Texas, the baby of four girls, and daughter of a pastor and one awesome mama! 

What do you like to do in your free time and what is one of your hobbies? In my free time, I like to visit my mom, sisters and their families in my hometown. I love to travel with my family. I’m not big into flying, but I love taking road trips and just having time away to really look at my kids, get to know my husband more, and have fun. I love to cook and bake. Honestly, chasing babies and keeping our business going takes so much time and energy, I really enjoy cleaning house and working out in the yard! Sounds basic, but I love a clean house!

What are the three things that are most important to you? Most important is my relationship with God. Second to that is my relationship with my husband, family and others. Another thing that’s super important to me is living out my purpose in this life. I don’t want to go to the grave with an ounce of potential unspent! 

Do you think it's important to set goals and dream big dream? Absolutely! If we don’t set goals, those thoughts just bounce around in our heads without ever being pursued and rarely met. It’s so important to set goals! When I was a kid we went to summer camp each year and one year the theme was “Dream Big.” I’ve