Hi, I’m Skyelar!
Thanks for joining my circle of friends. Let’s get to know each other a little better…I’ll start.
Above all, I’m a wife and a mommy.
I was lucky enough to marry my best friend, Todd, four years ago at the zoo surrounded by all of our friends and family.
We have an insanely awesome daughter, Cicily. Raising a busy bee toddler makes for some fun (and exhausting) days. We love to take family adventures together, big and small.
I’m a professional bed maker and breakfast sous chef.
Each year we host hundreds of guests at our lovely bed and breakfast, The Lafayette House | Bed and Breakfast. My husband and I renovated his childhood home into a bed and breakfast in efforts to preserve the Hoort family home. We are lucky enough to live in a home built in 1874 in the Heritage Hill Historic Neighborhood in Grand Rapids, MI. Three years ago we opened our doors to guests so that we can share all that our grand city and beautiful neighborhood has to offer.
I’m a creator.
I’m the happiest when I’m making things. I especially love painting, crafting, and cooking. I sometimes have a hard time finishing projects because I get too excited to start making the next thing. I make a total mess of our house daily. Every surface inside and outside of my house is somehow always covered in glitter. Luckily, I have an extremely understanding better half who helps me keep the house in order.
I love learning.
I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. I attended Virginia Tech before graduating from Grand Valley State University in 2011. I love taking new classes around the community to learn new skills or refresh old ones. Currently, I’m studying to become a Master Gardener thanks to the smarties over at MSU. Go Green!
I’m a social butterfly.
If you’re not rude to me, I will like you instantly. I make new friends every day by sharing stories and coffee with our guests a the bed and breakfast guests. I also love meeting new people out and about downtown Grand Rapids. I frequently try out the new parenting/kid events in town, new restaurants and breweries, and never miss a good concert. If you see me around say hello. I’m a phenomenal listener, so please tell me your story!
I’m living my dream.
I always knew I’d have my own kick ass family like the one I was lucky enough to grow up with. But I never imagined I’d be able to raise a family, while working from home doing what I love. The universe has blessed me with so many supportive people and endless opportunities. If you’ve ever thought about running a bed and breakfast or starting your own business, you can do it! And, I’d love to help in any way I can. Seriously, just shoot me a message! Just maybe we’ll inspire you to make something of your own! 😉