Valerie

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Valerie

Owner, Entwined Boutique

 
 

Cat or dog? Dogs

Favorite style? Effortlessly chic

Dream vacation? Australia

Favorite season? Fall

Favorite restaurant? Iron Spike

Hobbies? Sewing, Crafting, and Reading

What do you do when you’re not at work? Traveling or scheming-up my next adventure.

Dream car? 1950’s Chevy truck with a wood bed

What is your EnTwined story? I love the atmosphere of Bishop Hill and when a little corner of it came up for sale I jumped at the opportunity. Not knowing what I should do with the space, I decided to fill it with a few of my favorite things and created Entwined in the hopes of offering a fun work environment and an unique shopping experience.

Favorite song/artist? Name by GooGoo Dolls

Who is your role model? My grandpa Irving “Ike” Anderson who always put others first and gave 100% in everything he did

What do you love about Bishop Hill? I love the feeling of stepping back in time whenever I drive to the shop.

Travel tips? You can always make more money, but you can’t always make more memories so travel as much as possible.

Make up tips? Keep it simple. Those who mind if your face is flawless don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind

Cooking tips? Always double or triple a recipe so that you can freeze some of it and save time later

Share a recipe?

King Ranch Chicken Skillet

Serves 1-3 1 T vegetable oil 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into ½ inch chunks ¾ cups water ½ can (14 ½ ounces) Petite diced tomatoes, undrained 1 package chicken flavor rice 1 tsp chili powder ¼ cup sour cream ½ cup shredded Mexican blend cheese Skillet directions: 1. Heat oil in large skillet on medium heat. Add chicken; cook and stir 5 minutes or until no longer pink. Remove from skillet & set aside. 2. Stir water, tomatoes, rice mix and chili powder into skillet & bring to boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 20 minutes. 3. Stir in chicken and sour cream; cover & simmer 5 minutes longer or until rice is tender. Remove from heat, sprinkle with cheese, and let stand 5 minutes. Fashion tips? Confidence is the best accessory Favorite piece of advice: Life is what you make of it Head to toe outfit for: Work: Dress pants, a blouse, and cute but comfortable shoes School: Always wear layers because it’s either going to be stifling or freezing Church: Dressy clothes Going out: Varying shades of black Travel: All traveling clothes should contain some percentage of spandex Vacation: Pack clothes that fit well and won’t wrinkle