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Woman of Wilson: McClain Cannon

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If you take a spin around the Lebanon Public Square - the new roundabout design isn't the only thing that will catch your eye. The windows of POSH, a boutique owned by Wilson County native McClain Cannon, showcase trends that are sure to attract attention.

Becoming a business owner in early 2015 was a lifelong dream come true for Cannon, who is a graduate of Lebanon High School and currently attends Cumberland University.

"I have always dreamed of owning a boutique, especially on Lebanon's square. I love the hometown feel we have and wanted to be a part of the revitalization since high school," Cannon said, adding that she jumped when the opportunity became available.

Cannon said that POSH offers vintage inspired, southern and bohemian chic clothing from women and girls. Even her mother, Delaine Freeman Smith, is in on the action from time to time.

"She already loves coming in and chatting with everyone," she said.

When Cannon isn't at the shop, she enjoys her roles as wife and mother and said that family support makes multitasking possible.

"I wear many hats between wife, mom, student and now boutique-owner. I have a lot of support from family, especially my mom," she said.

Cannon married husband, Andy, two years ago this April. She said they met through a mutual friend in the summer of 2009, after he graduated from LHS.

The couple has one son, Carter Bryan Cannon, who she affectionately referred to as "our little cowboy."

Cannon said that motherhood has taught her to "enjoy life as it comes."

"Carter makes our day better and I love watching him grow into such a smart and funny toddler.

Any issues seem so small - as long as he is healthy and happy we are doing just fine," she continued.

The woman Cannon admires most is her mother, Delaine. "If there's anyone I learned multitasking from, it's her. She never stops and always takes care of everyone else before herself. She knows her way around the farm and can be covered in mud and manure, but can be dolled up into the Bling Queen in thirty minutes," Cannon explained. "I just love her."

Staff Writer Sabrina Garrett may be contacted at sgarrett@wilsonpost.com.

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