Borrowed Black DressI’ve only worn a dress a few time in my life.

This is the only dress I’ve ever worn that has shown a little cleavage.

I borrowed it from an amazing lady and it was the grand ole’ size 10! What?! Here I have this darling dress plus it’s a smaller size! In 2008 I wore a pant size of 20.

I really was excited to go to a local event #peanutbuttersmellslikelove. An event my husband didn’t want to go and in the past his decision would’ve made me stay home also. But I really wanted to go to support my 2 amazing friends that were putting on the event.

I tend to be a very nervous person, and knowing I was going alone, I had a churning stomach for 2 weeks before the event. I did not let this stop me though.

In the past I wouldn’t have had enough self-confidence to go by myself. But I was excited to try this new venture on my own without my husband by my side! One thing that made it easier was knowing I had a seat by two great ladies, Wendy Benson and Ann Webb. So that helped ease my anxiousness a little.

But…

There were 2 things that happened that made me extremely uncomfortable and almost go back home.

I arrived a half hour early with no familiar faces and I was in dress that I literally felt naked in!! Not a grand feeling that’s for sure lol Remember this is my first cleavage dress in public.

By the time the venue started filling up with people I realized I was the only one in 200 people that was showing skin… I freaking really felt naked and uncomfortable… Luckily I did feel beautiful in the dress but naked lol

I ended up leaving early because of a sore throat so I didn’t even get a photo with Tara and Wendy Starling. But I do have this photo my husband took before I left.

Thank you Lupe for loaning me your beautiful black dress. It made my night. Oh! And the sparkly diamond bracelet and earrings; these were also a first! Xo


Kris Rudarmel

I am an (award winning) womanpreneur, artist, speaker, empowerment leader and knowledge seeker. I share my stories of adversity with fear, in business and in life, with vulnerability and being awakened and how I boldly built a company to new levels and took risks to soar. Along my journey, my belief in myself, tenacity, courage, confidence, hope and faith grew exponentially. You will hear my message of enlightenment and my life changing principles for fearless living that will assist and inspire others to jump to their greatest potential. I hope to inspire my community to find their strength to live courageously, ignite their flame and leap joyously. I believe we should continually upgrade our dreams to preserve our road to happiness. You need to believe it can be done- this will set your mind in motion to find a way to do it. I (along with my husband) bootstrapped our way to building a local, woman owned enterprise in Salt Lake City; Anchor Water Damage & Restoration. While building Anchor (2008-2016) I have been recognized in the community 8 times with the following: • Nationally Recognized 2016 Best of the Best -Top 3 ‘Women in Restoration’ 2016 Remediation and Restoration Magazine (October issue) • 2016 Enterprise 7 Award: Woman Business Owner • 2015 and 2014 Best of State • 2013 30 Women to Watch- Utah Business Magazine • 2013 Outstanding Entrepreneur • 2011 Woman Business Owner of the Year – NAWBO SLC • 2009 Small Business of the Year • 2013 Kris graduated from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business program • 2012 GE Capital Banking on Women program • 2011 Won the SCORE/Sam’s giveaway (2 companies per state were awarded this) I love being involved in the community. I help out by serving on committees and volunteering. I serve on the Granite Foundation Board and have held positions at Chamber West, NAWBO along with other organizations. I was a mentor (2016) for the Women of Worth foundation. I reside in South Jordan, Utah with my husband of 33 years and my 2 children.

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