Meet JulieAnn Bever. She’s our Mom MVP for February. JulieAnn is a local Dallas mom and we’re thrilled to share her story and learn more about her and her small business, Pint-Sized Prints.
JulieAnn is a Dallas native. She received her business degree from UNT in 2004. JulieAnn works at Lake Highlands High School and involved in her local PTA. She is a member of 100 Women of Lake Highlands and is proud that Pint-Sized Prints allows her to give back to her community. When not in her studio, you can find JulieAnn at the baseball field with her sons or at a gymnastics competition with her daughter.
Pint-sized Prints was founded in 2012. The brainchild of founder JulieAnn Bever, Pint-sized Prints was born from her desire to do something creative. After watching her three children grow so quickly over five years, JulieAnn was inspired to capture their handprints in time so she could remember how small and innocent her children were during their first years for years to come. She was also inspired to do the same for other parents so they could have precious keepsakes of their children’s first years.
MVP Mom Q+A
What is your favorite meal?
My favorite meal is hands down anything my mom cooks! It was not until I was an adult I realized how skilled she was in the kitchen. Some of my favorites she makes are: Lasagna, Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas, Chicken Spaghetti, and of course hamburgers on the grill with her famous baked beans.
What is your favorite restaurant?
My favorite restaurant rotates almost monthly. I LOVE all types of food and can’t seem to pick just one. My current favorite is the new Smoky Rose across from the Arboretum. Their brisket is incredible! It has just the right amount of lean meat and moisture. There is no need for sauce because it just melts in your mouth.
What is your favorite kitchen gadget/tool?
I love my bread maker. I added it to my wedding registry as an impulse (I was a little trigger happy with that scanner ☺ ). When I received it I wasn’t sure I’d ever use it. After my first bake I was hooked. I have used many different recipes, but my favorite is just the classic buttermilk white bread. *Sometimes I even take my fresh baked bread up to Kroger to use their bread slicer in the bakery.
What do you like to do to recharge your batteries?
I love, love, LOVE a pedicure!
What is your go-to hostess gift?
I love to give a candle to those opening up their home. My favorite candle is Niven Morgan GOLD.
What is your entertaining must have?
Sonic Ice! Every good cocktail is kicked up a notch with sonic style ice!
What is your favorite holiday to host?Christmas! Every year I host my annual Spode Dinner. I have the entire set of Christmas Spode dishes (and I add to the collection every year). I invite my family and my husband’s family over for a sit-down “fancy” dinner. We change the menu a little every year, but one thing that remains constant is the place cards. I have place cards for everyone’s seat and change the assignments up every year. One of the first things the guests do when they arrive is check the table to see who they are sitting next to (NO SWITCHING!). I like to split up couple’s and place people next to each other to encourage meaningful and interesting conversations. Often we are sitting at the table still talking long after the coffee and dessert have been cleared.