Everyone!! I’m so honored and excited to feature the owner and creator of Honey’s Coffee & Biscuits, the gorgeous visionary Lindy Hamm! When you walk into this dream coffee shop, you instantly feel like you have found a precious jewel……the jackpot…..a dream destination. A unique spot that you want to bring your friends to and tell your co-workers about, a place that makes you feel special, welcomed, full of joy and peace. Not only is the decor absolutely stunning, but the people are even more beautiful from the inside out.
The few times I’ve had the privilege of spending time in the coffee shop, I have taken time to observe the Lindy Hamm with her new customers, the regulars, the food guy, the florist, her mom, and her friends….. and ladies, everyone leaves feeling rejuvenated. Not only from DREAM coffee, but from the atmosphere of peace that Honey’s Coffee & Biscuits offers.
My favorite so far is the S’more coffee, I absolutely love it!!
I had the privilege of interviewing Lindy to showcase her coffee shop, heart for people, family advice and how she is rocking her new LIFE as a BOSS BABE!! You will be intrigued, enlightened, and empowered by our interview. I was planning on transcribing the entire interview, but I felt like the words would not express the emotion that was portrayed throughout the interview. Therefore, a part of this interview is audio, so if you’re driving your car, cleaning your house, working out, or doing homework, you can listen to this, anytime…..anywhere!!
READY, SET, LETS GO!
Tell me about yourself, I can’t wait for the audience to get to know you!
I am Lindy Ham, I was Lindy Brown and I went to the school to play softball at St. Edwards University in Austin. Then I decided I wanted to be a Coach and that’s what I thought I would do for the rest of my life. To coach softball and teach high school students.
When did you decide to transition and open your coffee shop?
This is so funny, my husband and I had just talked about how neither one of us ever wanted to be a boss….I wanted to stay home with our kids and be a mom, I felt like I was good at that. However, as my sons got older, they didn’t want to play with me any longer, so I found myself Pinteresting and
DIY to death and organized to the max. I literally had re-organized our e tire house and then I know something has to change.
I didn’t know what to do with myself. I worked at a coffee shop in college and that was always my love, because I knew that no matter how bad your day was, coming to a coffee shop, always seemed to make it better. Also, COFFEE can always be made better, or bigger if you know you really screwed up, or even put on the house.
What do you like to do in your free time and what is your hobby? In my free time, honestly I am cleaning. haha! I am a neat freak and as a mom of 3 boys who live a fast paced life, I cant help it…I need organization and I like my house to look nice. You never know when company will drop in. I like to be prepared. I would like to say my “hobby” is working out. Again, not alot of time for just me, so when I do get it (and I am not cleaning) I like to make sure I focus on my health.
What are the three most important things to you? God first and foremost. My life and home can not function without God first. Family would for sure be second. I live for my boys! I got married young and had kids right off the bat. My husband is an amazing father too, everything we do in life is for our kids. Plus, we are both close to our families and have a blast living life with them! Third would be health. I never thought I would say that until I became a mom. I really realized how important being healthy was when I had kids. Me being the best version of myself helps me be a better mom, wife, and person!
Do you think that it is important to set goals and dream big dreams? I definitely think it SUPER important to set goals and dream big! I always thought I would get married, become a mom and that’s it! When that actually happened, there was still something missing inside of me. Not that it wasn’t enough, I just needed to still have a sense of “Jamie” as well. That’s when I decided to pursue working from home. In the 3 years I’ve been doing this, I’ve learned if your dreams aren’t scaring you, you aren’t dreaming big enough! You only get ONE life…make the most of it!
What is your vision for the future? My vision for my future would be freedom! I would love to retire my husband at a young age. I would love to travel with our boys. I would love to be able to give financially to those in need. I also have a big heart for adoption. God willing, I would LOVE to be able to do that one day!
When did you know you were called to make a change and work from home? I don’t think I ever really “knew” when I was called to work from home, or own my own business. It just sort of happened! We were dead broke, my husband worked WAY too much and we just never could get ahead in life. I KNEW there was something more, I just didn’t know what. Plexus fell into my lap because I needed some major help with my health. It honestly snowballed into what it is today. We have been incredibly blessed by this opportunity. If you would have told me 3 years ago I’d be working from home and actually being successful at it, I would have laughed! Sometimes the answers to our prayers are right in front of our face.
What were the defining moments in your life that helped you realize your calling? What steps did you take to make it to where you are today? I remember my husband just being so worn out from working. He never complained about it, but I knew he was tired. I didn’t know what on earth I could do to help either! I had always worked but we decided when we had kids, I would stay at home. That just wasn’t cutting it anymore. I had heard of people being able to make money in MLMs, I had NO clue what I wanted to do though. I knew if I “sold” something, I would have to be passionate about it. When I tried Plexus and saw how much it was changing my health, I decided “ok, maybe I could sell this”. I talked about it with a few friends and before I knew it, that month I paid all our bills with MY check. I was hooked from there! I had found something that would not only change people’s lives, but I knew at that moment it would change ours…and it has!
Who is your greatest inspiration? My greatest inspiration would be Mary, mother of Jesus. She’s the one person if I could meet, I would! The person she was, what she had to go through, it just touches me how she did it all! Maybe being a mom of all boys, it pulls my heart strings. I can’t imagine what she went through seeing her son like that. She just seemed like a kindest person you could imagine. I would give anything to spend 15 minutes with her asking her questions.
Who has influenced you the most? Honestly, my kids have influenced me the most! My oldest had cancer when he was a baby. To see the boy he has become today, you just have to know that there is a God after that! My middle son is the kindest, most patient person I know. He totally has a servants heart and teaches me new things every day. My youngest is the most wild and free spirited person that I’ve ever met. He’s 2 years old and can make me laugh harder then anyone else!
Being a mom to them has been my greatest accomplishment by far!
What does being a Beauty Queen mean to you? Being a “beauty queen” to me, means… learning to forgive when there’s been no apology. Laughing at yourself. Loving the skin you are in. Believing in something so hard you can’t help but go after it. And most of all, loving others more then yourself, even when you don’t feel like it sometimes.
What gives you passion to work your amazing Plexus business every day? My family definitely is my inspiration. Everything I do is for them! Also my team. I have an AMAZING team of people who love helping others. I literally communicate with them every day and they are the reason I am where I am today in my business. Seriously, they blow my mind. I love them all!
How did you use that passion to make your dreams come true? I knew I needed more then what we had. Not that it was BAD, I just wanted MORE for them. I love helping people and I love health, God did the rest! I get to stay at home with my babies all while helping others with their health and finances. It’s been a HUGE blessing!
What is a quote or saying that you live by? “If you are blessed, be a blessing”. A huge part of what I do is in hopes to be able to bless others like I have been blessed
Through the ups and downs of your life what is the greatest lesson that you have learned? The greatest lesson I’ve learned so far in life is to judge no one and love everyone. God didn’t put me here to judge others, but He did put me here to show the world His love. Even though I fail at that at times, it’s something I strive to do every day.
What advice would you give the beauty queens reading this interview about following their dreams? I’m not sure if I’m good at giving advice haha… but I would say if you’re not following your dreams then your dreams aren’t big enough. When you find something you’re passionate about, you GO FOR IT! You can’t help it. And maybe you aren’t sure what that is yet, I’ve totally been there. You need to focus on your “why” and find a good group or person who will support you no matter what. And no matter what someone says, if you know what you’re called to do…DONT STOP! Dream big, and don’t hold back. Your only regret will be not going for it.
Tell me about yourself. I am a grateful, young at heart, wife, mother, Christian and doctor that treats patients with cancer.
What do you do in your free time? Go on early morning walks or bike rides, surf the internet, cook for friends and family, catch up with long distance friends on the phone or shop alone. After a long day, I prefer a sappy Hallmark movie with my husband with popcorn.
What are the 3 most important things to you?
1. A healthy, loving family life
2. To stay relevant to make a positive impact in society and culture as a person of in profession and of faith through service and excellence.
3. Maintain a healthy lifestyle through diet, exercise, rest and relationships.
Do you think it’s important to set goals and dream big dreams? Absolutely. Your secret of success is found in your daily routine. I set goals daily and l love lists. If you don’t have a dream or goals you have no direction. You must be moving forward towards daily, monthly and yearly goals. Proverbs 29:18- “Where there is no vision, the people perish.”
What is your current vision for your future? To stay healthy, active and serve my community as I work in my career as an oncologist and center medical director at MD Anderson in The Woodlands, Texas as we expand our programs in our community. I also hope to continue to strengthen our family, grow in my faith and to continue to learn new skills in leadership and service.
When did you know you were called to be a doctor? I was 17 years old, sitting in a college course listening to an anatomy lecture given by a guest speaker who was a practicing physician radiologist who pointed out structures on x-rays of the human body. I said, “I don’t want to do this, I want to do that!” It was a life changing moment.
What were the defining moments in your life that helped you realize your calling as a doctor? There were many. I had several doctors pull me aside while I worked as a nuclear medicine technologist and told me I was wasting my God given talent, needed to quit my job and go to medical school.
Another time was a few weeks before graduation with my bachelor’s degree in hospital administration, I realized I really did not want to be an administrator. I really still had the same desire I had when I was 17. I still wanted to be a doctor.
How did you decide to go into oncology? It was a last moment decision to change my specialty. I was planning to be a radiologist, but several physicians met with me and encouraged me to reconsider working in an area with more direct patient contact. I loved radiology and had worked with oncology patients previously as a nuclear medicine technologist. The oncology patients were my favorite patients. I also marveled at the special relationships I observed of the oncology patients and their oncologists. I did my rotation through radiation oncology and was familiar with many aspects of the work with physics, radiobiology, equipment and imaging in general. There were also two superb oncologists that influenced me and helped solidify my decision.
What steps did you take to make it where you are today? It was a very long road with many obstacles to reach my goals. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree, I immediately went back to school for another two years to take premed classes. I got involved in study groups and later took the MCAT’s (medical college admission test). After obtaining reference letters and meeting with the dean of the medical school admissions, I then applied to medical schools, interviewed and made my decision for my training. During the last year of medical school I chose my specialty and began applying to programs throughout the county. I was invited to interview at several residencies. In March of my final year of medical school, on “Match Day”, I learned where I would do our my residency. After medical school I did a year internship. During late spring of my internship year we traveled to Houston for a weekend, bought a home and began to prepare for our move in June. I began my residency in July 1998 and studied another four years at the University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center. I was invited to join the faculty and have been on staff since 2002. From the time I went back to school until I graduated from my residency the total time commitment was 12 years of intense study.
Who is your greatest inspiration? Joseph in book of Genesis. He was a good person who suffered a lot injustice, was separated from his parent, had tremendous family conflict, but kept a good attitude and worked with excellence no matter how difficult the task. His excellent spirit paid off and eventually he became second in command of Egypt. He even saved the brothers who betrayed him as well as an entire nation. He said famously, “ what you meant for evil God used for good “(Genesis 50:20). His life speaks to me of patience, excellence, justice and endurance.
Who influenced you the most? No one person. I had many influences along the way.
Perhaps the biggest influencers are almost always our parents- for good or bad. And I have to say this is true of me.
A woman named Kathy I mention in a story in my book. She was the first professional working wife and mom to mentor me. She developed breast cancer and passed away. It would be years later that I would fully understand the impact she would have on my life and my ultimate career.
There were also several female physicians I met briefly along the way who would encourage me and give a vision of what was in my future as a doctor with children and time management.
Dr. Kevin McCann. I doubt I would have even taken the first steps to start the journey without his encouragement, support, guidance and mentorship.
My Pastors and my husband Chuck helped me to stay steady in times of great doubt, loneliness and discouragement.
My previous chairmen, Dr.’s James Cox, Tom Buchholz and Steve Hahn, who all demonstrated excellent leadership skills.
What is the greatest lessons you have learned from your parents?
1.Get an education. My parents had no education through no fault of their own. They set goals, worked long, hard and were “street smart.” They did well economically despite the obstacles they faced. Both parents regretted they did not have formal education and stressed it was important. My Dad was not thrilled about having daughters and stated he felt girls had little value in society. But at the end of my junior year in high school my Dad changed his mind and asked me to consider a college education. I am so glad he did. Having an education changed my life.
2. Don’t live with regret. My mother confided how she regretted she never fulfilled her dream to be a nurse who worked with newborns. Those conversations stayed in my mind in my twenties. I did not want to be in my 60’s and look back with all the regrets that she did. I remember being 30 and saying I have to try to be a doctor- if I fail, at least I could live with that.
3. How to be a better doctor. Two years into practice my mom developed an aggressive stage IV cancer and passed away very quickly. I became a caregiver and advocate for my mother. The lessons were invaluable and equipped me with a deeper understanding and compassion for my patients and their families.
What does being a beauty queen mean to you? Without sounding cliché, beauty is truly more than skin deep. It’s someone who radiates love, joy, peace and confidence.
Speaking of beauty- what do you use on your skin?
I have used Mary Kay moisturizer in the am and pm since I was 24 until about 4 years ago. Now I use Oil of Olay or Macadamia oil.
What inspires you to live with passion every day? We are only here on this planet for a short period of time. No one is guaranteed tomorrow. I want to do the most amount of good I can with the time I have. Money can’t buy happiness. Over the years I have met miserable, unfulfilled, wealthy people. I acknowledge wealth brings convenience and ease, but not lasting fulfilment. I want to love well, help the less fortunate, serve others, and make the world a better place. I believe one person can make a difference.
How did you use your passion to make your dreams come true? Passion is that “grit” that keeps you moving forward. It’s the perseverance you must have if your dreams will be realized. I counted the cost and knew it would be a long road. It was twelve years from beginning to end of my training. I lived in increments of 6-12 weeks, keep a calendar and checked off the time. I celebrated each victory along the way. I prayed that I would not just survive, but that I would thrive through the journey. I attended almost every event with my kids I could, even if it meant no sleep. We rarely missed a meal together, story time, prayer time except for call nights during my internship year. I prayed that I could be in the house of God at least one day a week and I was granted that.
What quotes or sayings do you live by? “Only one life twill soon be past, only what’s done for Christ will last.”-C.T.Studd
“Sometimes on your way to a dream, you get lost and find a better one.”- Lisa Hammon
“Never tell your 16 x 20 dream, to 3 x 5 people.”- Unknown.
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. “-John 10:10
“Learning never exhausts the mind.”-Leonardo da Vinci
“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” –Thomas Jefferson.
Through the ups and downs of your life what is the greatest lesson that you have learned?
God is a good father. His plan for us is so much better than ours. Forgive those who have hurt you and move on. Surrender your life to Him and invite Him to take you on His adventure- you won’t believe where it will take you- just hang on!
What was the worst advice someone gave you? “Forget about being a doctor. Your kind don’t do well in medical school. Stay home, have children, bake bread and just be glad you are married to a professional.”- Premed advisor, 1981
What is the best advice someone told you? “ Apply to the residency that you want to attend. Don’t listen to the naysayers. What’s the worst thing that can happen? They could say no. As the saying goes, “Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” Dr. McCann.
What’s been a hard thing for you to do? Take care of myself. A few years ago I made a commitment to do what I tell my patients. To set healthy boundaries with my time. I now actively plan for rest, exercise and to eat a healthier diet. Doctors are notorious for keeping long hours, eating in 2 minutes and living a stressful, unhealthy lifestyle.
Have you done anything a bit unusual with your career?
1. I have co-published a book for breast cancer patients, “The Breast Cancer Journey- Stories of Hope with Action Items for Survival” Its available through Amazon and Westbow. Proceeds from the book support MD Anderson Cancer Research. Check it out.
2. I volunteer my time to co-facilitate a breast cancer support group called, “Breast Friends Woodlands”. We meet the second Wednesday of each month for the last 10 years in Montgomery county. I adore these amazing ladies!
What advice would you give the beauty queen reading this interview about following their dreams?
1. Pray for Divine guidance for your future.
2. Remember that any dream worth having will take a strong commitment and determination. Expect obstacles along the way. If it were easy, everyone would do it.
3. Get a mentor. Find someone doing what you want to do. Ask for their guidance or advice.
4. Learn to manage your time well and stay focused on your goals.
5. Let a few close friends you trust in on your plans for support.
6. It will cost you. Be prepared to let go of anything and anyone that drains your energy.
7. Work in teams whenever you can. Others can see what you can’t and together you can accomplish more.
8. Enjoy the journey. There are always treasures along the way if you look for them.
9. Keep a great attitude. You are fortunate to be working towards a dream. Not everyone is so lucky.
Pamela J. Schlembach, M.D. Professor, Radiation Oncology University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center Center Medical Director, Woodlands.
This might be one of my favorite events! From the collaboration with all the amazing bloggers to the catering, fashion show, Photo booth and the fabulous giveaways, it was put together so beautifully. I really loved the team atmosphere at the event! Everyone worked together to make this event a huge success!
I walked in and instantly felt at peace, that’s how this event was…….before and after the entire staff and crew made this a huge success! And I loved it!!
The caterers, DJ and Photo Booth were beyond amazing and totally exceeded expectations! Check them out here!!
Beauties, the fabulous “Get Ready With Macy’s” event is happening today!!!
I am blown away by the high fashion trends and brands that continue emerging at Macy’s! Today I will have the privilege of sharing some of the the latest ” It List” items, trends, new brand launches and in store promotions.
New Brand Launches: Anna Sui for INC and Kobi Halperin
In-Store Promotion: Macy’s VIP Sale – 30% off* clothing, accessories, handbags, and shoes for her! (*Exclusions apply. See store for details.) Plus, 15% off any cosmetics and fragrance purchase.
Also, how to incorporate the hottest fall trends into your woredrobe! You won’t want to miss out on this exclusive event at the Woodlands Mall!! Come see me and let’s connect! Can’t wait to see you there!!
Now…….please let me brag about this amazing brand that I am wearing! I can’t get over the cut, quality, and unique design of these clothes! My outfit is the brand, Barlll and it can only be found at Macy’s. This exclusive brand is absolutely gorgeous. This shirt is not only a stunning color but so unique with the fabulous ruffle detail and cut out shoulders. Also the pants are so comfortable and well-made! I absolutely love it and tohey might be my new “go to” fall pants. Also, my shoes are so comfortable and perfect for every fall occasion. I am obsessing over the thicker heels this season.
Shopping Experience 💕
I had the most amazing experience shopping for this outfit! Christina and Jessica were both there helping me pick out this gorgeous outfit in order to bring you the best! Thank you girls for helping me pick out this amazing outfit! It makes me feel beautiful and rejuvenated every time I put it on. Also Christina, thank you for all of your hard work putting this masterful event together. Can’t wait for everyone to see your vision on display!
Also, here’s all the info for today!!! Take a screenshot so you know exactly where to go!
This entire outfit is a perfect combination of some of my favorite fall items!
From the jacket to the shoes, I was blown away by the quality, cut, and price of each piece! I had no idea that Palais Royal had so many unique brands and styles!
I have absolutely loved collaborating with Palais Royal, they have treated me and all the other bloggers with such respect and gratitude! We have not only been a part of an amazing Giveaway but we also a fabulous shopping experience that is exclusively to bring YOU some of the hottest trends this season! The Set The Stage Fashion Show is in JUST two days!!!
Make sure you get your tickets now AND plan on coming! You won’t want to miss this exclusive event! I will be rocking this gorgeous outfit for you and then after the fashion show we will have a meet and greet and talk about the latest trends and styles that will fit your body type perfectly!!
First off, let me just tell you that I am obsessed with this jacket! The peplum, the buttons and the fringe come together to create a jacket that is unique and full of personality! The over all style is gorgeous! This is definitely a new staple piece in my wardrobe.
Style Tip 👉When you were looking to find a new staple piece for the fall, look for something that fits your personality, and personal style. Patterns are fun, but they are not staple pieces typically, so if you are just learning your style, I would stick with really well-made pieces and solid colors! Also, this gorgeous olive green is very end the season!
For this event, I decided to choose pieces that I could wear throughout the fall! The shirt I am wearing is so feminine and beautiful, I love the gold zipper in the front, and these black jeans make me feel so skinny and fit! I truly believe it is the cut and material of these pants that make me feel fabulous! Also, can we please take a moment and appreciate the quality and perfection of this purse! It looks so expensive yet it is super reasonably priced! Finally, the jewelry is gorgeous as well.
I hope you’re all having a wonderful week so far, I was so excited to share this experience with you!
First off, let me tell you that Palais Royal is so considerate! For this amazing shopping experience, we were supposed to be at the Meyerland Palais Royal at 5:00 and due to traffic and situation due to hurricane Harvey, I was in traffic for two hours and did not even make it to the store until around six! They were so gracious and understanding and I instantly felt welcomed!
So thank you Palais Royal and shout out to Jasmine for being so amazing!
Right when I walked in the door, I was blown away by their hospitality! I was so excited to meet the other bloggers that were collaborating with Palais Royal, and to get connected with such influential, talented women!!! We had the opportunity to pick out a gorgeous outfit o to wear at the Fashion show and an outfit to display on a manikin!
It was so much fun to search for items and to select pieces that really embodied our own style! I absolutely love that we are all so different yet, we share a common bond of fashion, writing, and creativity!
The FABULOUS Bloggers!
Beauties, I am so thankful and excited that I was able to connect with such innovative bloggers! I cannot wait to see what the future holds for our friendships and collaborations!! ❤️ Definitely Follow theses beauties because they are making their mark all over Houston!!
I hope you enjoyed this recap of our amazing shopping experience!
Can’t wait to see you at the event! Here are all the details! 💕
No matter what stage of life you are in, this event is specifically designed just for you! All of these gorgeous bloggers and I are partnering with Stage Stores to bring you the newest trends, an amazing in store shopping experience, discounts, and a $100 gift card giveaway PLUS 👉 a fabulous fashion show just for you! You won’t want to miss out on this unique, special experience!!!
Let’s celebrate all the amazing new trends as we step into a new season together! Everything is better together, so come and join us for an unforgettable night!