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Simplicity Series: Emily Stroud

September 21, 2015

Hi there! I am 36 and a mother of two children, Hayden (8) and Reese (6). My husband and I met in college at the University of Florida and have been married for almost 12 years! We live in Sarasota, Florida where I grew up. Living near the water, we spend most of our free time at the beach, on a boat or by the pool, which is what inspired me to start Hayden Reis. We were always in need of a great tote to carry essentials, but I wanted it to be durable, lightweight and functional at the same time! I was a pharmaceutical sales rep for Merck for 10 years when I finally took the leap and started Hayden Reis in 2012.

How do you take care of yourself so that you’re physically and mentally prepared to be your best self for others?

I am a big exerciser— I love to run, box, go to Barre classes, bike… really anything active. Exercising is the best way for me to clear my head and makes me feel great so that I can give back to my business and my family.

In your house, how does the most mundane part of life get done? (Pick one: laundry! meal planning! etc)

Laundry would be the most mundane part of life for me. I try to get it done before the kids wake up in the morning so that it’s done and out of the way for the rest of the day. That way, I don’t dread it all day long!

What is one tradition or routine that’s really important to you / your family? And why?

In our family, we always eat dinner together. For us, it’s the perfect way to make sure we have a little bit of quality time together every day. Plus, as my children are getting older they love to help us cook in the ktichen. It’s a family affair and we always make it fun!

Your PICK SIX: What 6 things (products, services, etc) can you absolutely not live without?


1) My iphone

2) S’well Water Bottle

3) NARS lipgloss

4) Sunglasses

5) Tkees flip flops

6) Dior mascara

Follow along with Emily: 

Website: www.HaydenReis.com

Instagram: @haydenreis

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