People Behind RSD: Laura Weisenburger
I met Laura at a trunk show about 12 years ago, and I knew she was a fun cat because she designed a zebra purse with hot pink lining. Needless to say, we hit it off fast!
When we met, she told me that she knew by age 18 that she wanted to get married, have a dozen kids and homeschool. Now she’s doing that! (Well, not quite a dozen, just yet.) She’s a great mama to her three kids, a loving (and gorgeous) wife, and a sweet friend to me.
Since we met, she’s been on and off my RSD team between having babies and moving, and it’s been just a wonderful situation. Also, you should know she makes adorable products for babies and littles! Make sure to check out Aspen Acres Handmade Creations. :)
Keep on reading to get to know a bit about this wonderful friend!
What is your role at Rebekah Scott Designs?
My current role is sewing the linings for the purses!
How long have you worked for RSD?
I started work for RSD back in 2010, I believe it was. I started out as a sales rep for Bekah, and from there I had my first daughter in 2013, at which time I also started sewing linings. I had a bit of a leave in there as my family moved to Watertown, but when we moved closer to the area in 2017 I jumped at the opportunity to work for RSD again as the leather and accessory cutter! Just recently I have started back up with linings, and I couldn’t be happier as sewing is what brings me so much joy!
Tell us a little about your family.
I’m a wife to my firefighter husband, Zach, who I met pheasant hunting in 2009. We got married in 2012 and have since had three beautiful little girls: Rowan (5), Finley (3), and Piper (1). We live out in the “boonies” by a little town called Bridgewater. Our acreage is also home to our furry family members including a dog, some cats, chickens, two goats, and a pony.
Where is your hometown?
I grew up and went to school in Brandon, SD.
What are some of your hobbies?
I love to hunt, camp, sew, create, shop, play games, visit small town coffee shops and spend time with my family.
Do you have a favorite RSD purse? What do you like about it?
Do I have to pick just one?! I love so many for different reasons, but if I had to pick just one I think it would be the Laura. I love the way she looks with her leather accents on the front with the metal clasp. The two front pockets are a life changer for my keys and cell phone, which normally get lost in the inside of my purse otherwise. The inside is just big enough for all the must haves for me including my wallet, lip gloss, pens, and hand sanitizer, and it accommodates a diaper and some wipes for the baby, without being a big bulky bag.
Do you have a favorite RSD fabric?
Santiago (heart eyes).
We’re curious about a few of your favorites:
Favorite book: I’d have to say it is Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis
Favorite restaurant: I’d have to say is Mackenzie River. Their gluten free menu is bomb!
Favorite travel destination: I’ve always loved the Black Hills since I was little, and that’s where we would go for vacation every summer. The smell out there brings me back to me as a child building forts in the woods, swimming in creeks, and s’mores by the fire every single time.
Favorite snack: Chocolate chips and peanuts…those miiiight have a permanent place in my sewing room. :)
Is there a specific way working at RSD has had an impact on your life?
RSD has had a huge impact on my life in so many ways. Currently, as a stay home mom and homemaker, RSD gives me a little bit of me-time doing something I love, while also supporting my family. Even though I’m working from my little home out here in Bridgewater, there is a sense of family and a belonging with RSD. We all lift each other up and help one another out. The understanding and grace we all have for one another in our lives’ ups and downs is incredible.