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Construction Beauty Magazine


Construction Beauty Magazine is a woman-owned and operated print magazine startup serving the greater Peoria area. Our mission is to inspire pride in our big “small town,” and spread love for its people, history, and future. We focus on the person who made their dream a reality by highlighting stories, histories, and resources from community writers, businesses, restaurants, and artists. We tell stories that are good, true, and beautiful, emphasizing the heart and passion that keep this city running. We strive to encourage our readers to shop local, tour local, and be local. We inform readers about the events happening in town: concerts, shows, games, restaurant openings, fundraisers, and charities. We are writers, artists, business owners, photographers, wives and mothers, restaurant managers, and more, representing many facets of community life. We are proud of our heritage and where we come from, and hope to make the lives of the women in our area a little better, by shining a spotlight on this place we get to call “home.”

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From My Desk

BY ELIZABETH LAHOOD HINNEN

If we don't take the time to acknowledge where we are, we will never know how far we've come. It is all too easy to get caught up in the to-do lists and the "laundry" of life.

As you might have guessed, laundry is not my favorite chore, because it is a perpetual job that never gets to be crossed off the to-do list. Inevitably, as the last load is dried, folded, and put away, a mysterious stain makes it onto your current outfit of choice and the cycle begins yet again. In everyday life, tasks like these make up the majority of our day, which lead into months, years, and eventually lifetimes.

But milestones are the markers by which we tell our life story! It is their collaboration that makes up our legacy and capture the memories of special moments in time. They can be obvious or subtle, something you shout from the rooftops or celebrate as a small victory inside. They can be shared with loved ones, or kept treasured in your heart. They are unique to you and the story you wish to tell.

Even though our stories are still being written, in May we are taking a step back from our "laundry," and using these stepping stones as a way to show the world and ourselves not only who we are, but who we're striving to be! We are taking a pause in the continual cycle to acknowledge the miles well traveled.

So congratulations on the graduation! Congratulations on the wedding! Compliments on the new house, new business, new baby! Happy Mother's Day! And best wishes for everything in between.

Sincerely,
Elizabeth Hinnen, Founder and Editor-in-Chief at CBM

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