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Ashro Woman: Kelli F.

Meet Kelli Ferrell from Atlanta, GA

Owner of Nana’s Chicken-N-Waffles, Kelli is also an author, celebrity chef and mom to 5 beautiful daughters!

“My greatest gift is being a mother! My house gets very crazy with 5 daughters, but I wouldn’t ask for anything different. It’s like having a bunch of mini me’s (sometimes it’s good and sometimes…LOL).”

Kelli is also thankful for the women who raised her. “I was raised by strong women…My mother was an entrepreneur. Nana is the matriarch (a praying God-fearing woman). She just keeps us ALL together.”

Kelli’s mother and grandmother not only inspired Kelli to follow her dreams, they also set a foundation of faith. “I don’t know where I would be without my faith!!!!! I know that GOD continues to bless me and my family…I’m just a vessel.”

Kelli, in turn, has raised her kids to have faith, to say their prayers every night…and that has paid off. “I must be honest, sometimes they teach me.”

 


Name
Kelli F.
Which city do you live?
Atlanta
Which state do you live?
GA
How would you describe the Ashro woman? How do you embody her?
Fabulous, Fun, Smart, Adventurous, Beautiful, & Her Spirituality is what attracts you to her
What do you do for a living? What do you like most about it? What don’t you like?
Restaurant Owner, Author, Celebrity Chef, & Lets Not Forget Full Time Wife & Mommy To 5 Beautiful Daughters
How do you spend your free time?
Spending Time With My Family & Traveling
What small thing makes you happy?
Movie Night With My Family
What is your best dish? Who do you make it for—and where do you typically serve it?
LoL… Of course Chicken & Waffles, I make it for everyone :-)
Who influenced you the most in your life. Why? And in what way?
My Mother & Grandmother (Nana) and I were raised by strong women…My mother and grandmother are both fashionistas…My mother was an entrepreneur, Nana is the matriarch of our family (a praying God-fearing woman) she just keeps us ALL together.
Do you volunteer or do charity work? Tell us about it!
Each year I do Thanksgiving dinner with a group home first…..I cook for them they typically come to the restaurant that afternoon, we have a great time, I’m always in the community finding ways to give back
Are you in a sorority? Or is anyone in your family in a sorority? If so, which one and what does it mean to you?
No, I wish I would have pledged :-)
What do you love about fashion and style?
I loooove fashion, I love that nothing can be right or wrong, it’s how you feel
Has anyone in particular influenced your style?
My mother, grandmother, & great grandmother…..My Dad was also very stylish
What occasions/events do you dress up for? (for example-do you often dress up for church, cultural events, charity events, going out, etc.) And how often do you typically get dressed up?
I dress up to go to the grocery store lol….Any occasion I love to dress up
How has your style evolved over time?
of course, style itself is also evolving, but its nothing like classic pieces
Do you wear hats? How often and what type of hat? Do you wear them to church? If so, be sure to share a pic of you in a hat with us!
I’m just now starting to get into hats
Do you wear headwraps? How often? Where did you learn how to tie it? Share a pic of you in a headwrap with us!
no
Do you wear wigs? How often and what length or style? If so, be sure to share a pic of you in a wig with us!
no
Are you a woman of faith? How does that faith affect your life? Please tell us more.
I don’t know where I would be without my faith!!!! I know that GOD continues to bless me and my family….I’m just a vessel
Do you attend church? What church do you go to and what do you love most about it?
Not at the moment
How are you passing along your faith traditions onto your children/grandchildren?
Always, My kids are always very spiritual, we say prayers every night, they attend a faith-based school, and I must be honest sometimes they teach me.
Are you a First Lady or a Pastor?
No
Your best advice?
Just Go For It!!!!!!! (DON’T BE CONCERNED WITH THE NO’S OR THE CHALLENGES) if it was easy everyone would do it!
What lessons has motherhood (or being a grandmother) taught you?
My Greatest Gift is Being A Mother!!!!! My house gets very crazy with 5 daughters, but I wouldn’t ask for anything different…It’s like having a bunch of mini-me’s (sometimes it’s good & sometimes loll)
Do you have a memory to share of when you first heard about Ashro or when you received your first catalog?
I have seen Ashro plenty of times at Nana’s house

Thanks for inspiring us, Kelli!

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Published on Nov 22 2021

Last Updated on Nov 18 2021

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