Hello and welcome!  My name is Vanessa.  I am happily married to my high school sweetheart, Stephen, and we are the proud parents to two sweet boys.  Many of you may know me from my years spent as the owner of Flourish Boutique and http://www.FlourishBoutique.com.  In May of 2016, I made the bittersweet announcement that I was honoring God’s call to close my successful business to pursue a quieter life helping grow and support our family and my husband’s real estate company.

My blog, Designed to Flourish, will be a platform to both maintain connections with the many Flourish followers and fans as well as make new connections and friendships.  The name of the blog is chosen with this idea in mind: each of us was custom designed by the Lord to find fulfillment in our families, friends, vocations, and ultimately in HIM.  For many years, I felt I was designed by my creator to run Flourish Boutique.  But God knows the plans he has for us, and over time he directed me to a new calling and path . However, as long as we follow him and pursue HIS plans for us, even as they change course, we will flourish and bloom. As I share my thoughts via this blog, I hope to help other women find joy, beauty, and of course to flourish!  So come along for the journey and get the inside scoop on my thoughts and ideas on business ownership, parenting, faith, decorating, and fashion!


Vanessa Cooreman Smith