as our
Have you ever been around someone who makes you see the world to be beautiful, wonderful, special, and a truly incredible place to be? Have you ever met someone who brings a smile to your face within seconds, and makes you feel loved just by being around them. Kim Tuitupou is just that someone we are speaking about. 
Kim constantly amazes everyone around her with her strength, courage, compassion, work ethic, altruism, and love of life.
She is adored by all, especially her children who exemplify the outstanding characteristics to which their mother holds. To her children she is not just a teacher of life and love but more so the hero of their life's story, the rock to which they lean on, their greats influence and champion.
Kim is the definition of an extraordinary friend. She is loyal, caring, supportive, and a trusted advisor. She treasures her friends and her friends treasure her. 
Kim has an incredible outlook on the world, and her love for others is contagious. 
Whether you have known Kim a lifetime or just met her a second ago you are truly amazed by her. She is beautiful inside and out. She has a way about her that inspires you to reach for your best self. She knows what it means to live life to the fullest and to make every day count.
Those that know Kim speak about her with gratitude, because her influence, love and extraordinary personality has not only been a gift to them but to an entire community. 

Restaurant: rio grande 

Hobbies: reading, gardening & cleaning the house (isn't she perfect?)

Talents: baking the best chocolate chip cookies you could ever imagine, turning a messy house into a spotless one in under 25 minutes, making you feel loved with just a smile.



"Our mom Kim, happens to be absolutely incredible. Raising two kids as a single mother, our mom spent most of our childhood life working anywhere from 2-4 jobs at once. Going above and beyond in raising her children, she also found time to help families in need and be an advocate of local drug rehabilitation programs. For the last 30 years our mom has lived in the same home, worked at the same job, and has never complained once. Even now, as grown adults, she still calls us daily to make sure we’re aware of the weather and to remind us to be safe on the roads. Her amazing ability to love everyone in her life and never judge has trickled down and shown us the importance of living life and loving everyone in it. Over the last year she has made the biggest change of her life by loosing over 90lbs and becoming her healthiest and best self. Our mom continues to inspire and motivate us with all that she can accomplish. Nothing is impossible with her. We can honestly say that of the thousands of people who have come to know our mom, there is not one single person who doesn’t adore her. She is a woman who never loses faith and has taken her morals and heart-loving attitude towards life and passed it on to her children and granddaughter who she loves more than anything. We love our mom and without her neither of us would be where we are today. She’s not just our mom. She’s our idol, our hero, our best friend, and absolutely, undeniably, incredible." -Cody & Steph



"Kim is hands down one of the most amazing women you will ever meet. Her unconditional love and positive attitude is sure to draw anyone near. Once you meet her you will forever be changed by her contagious energy and love for life. I am proud to call her my best friend, appreciate and take notes of her parenting, love for her children and could honestly say i am a better person for knowing her. Thank you so much for honoring her - it is so well deserved!" -Corinne Harryman


"Kim and I have been friends for almost 27 years! Half of our lives. We have raised our kids together, talking about every bump and bruise along the way. She has always been there for me, she has helped with some tough things in my life with her wisdom and compassion. I always tell her that I want to be like her when I grow up, she is the strongest, most thoughtful person in the world. I love her to death and I am so grateful for her friendship. I low that we will be friends for the rest of our lives!" - Jane Alba 


Kim, you make a difference to the community around you! Your example of living life with love and strength is needed in this world. You are incredible! Thank you for being the amazing you!
We are honored to have you as our 
As a gift from our Bloomingsales Team for being so incredible and being an example to women everywhere we have a huge bouquet of gorgeous flowers for you to pick up this
(after you return from visiting your darling daughter in Arizona),
at our Foothill Store location:
1358 Foothill Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84108
They will be held under your name.
Congrats to our beautiful Woman of the Week
The Bloomingsales Team



We are so overjoyed and excited to recognize the beautiful 
as our
Kathryn walks into a room and she lights it up! She has an incredible energy, that exemplifies to all to live life to the fullest. She is strong, selfless, graceful, giving, charismatic, hard working, kind, hilarious, and loving. She is a remarkable wife, mother, sister, and friend. She is the woman that cultivates love and friendship wherever she goes. She is famously known as being everyones best friend. She is uplifting and one of a kind in her supportive nature towards the world around her. She is the definition of what it means to be an extraordinary mother. Kathryn's love for her family is inspiring. She provides a strong sense of enthusiasm for life that she has passed on to all of her amazing children. Her family describes her as their rock, example, and the super hero of their lives. She gives everything one hundred percent and is one of the hardest working people you will meet. Kathryn makes this world a better place with her fantastic personality, and contagious zest for life!
Kathryn graduated from Olympus High School and the University of Utah.
She has been a Vera Bradley representative for nearly 10 years.
She has always been involved in community activity, including the Junior
League, The Children's Justice Center, and Children's Dance Theatre.
Her favorite restaurant is Cafe Niche.
Her favorite activity Reading.
Her children are the joy of her life.
"Kudos to my "big sis" Kathryn Van Wagoner for being Bloomingsales Woman of
the Week. Kathryn has been a role model for me my entire life.  She is the epitome of style, grace, unselfishness and class. Well done my best friend.
I love you."
Kristy Dibblee
(Kathryn's sister)
"Congratulations, Kathryn!!!  You absolutely deserve this honor and recognition for the amazing woman that you are!  Your love and dedication to your family and friends is unmatched.  You always put in the time, effort, and the sharing of your many talents to help others, lift others, and to spread happiness and joy to those around you.  What a remarkable woman you are and I am so grateful to have your influence and example in my life.  You are beautiful inside and out and I love you so much!"
-Marianne Van Wagoner
(Kathryn's Daughter in law)
"Kathryn Van Wagoner is the epitome of kindness!! I am so happy to know her and beyond grateful to be her son in law. She is an incredibly selfless, loving, and warm person. She is an example to all who know her of how to treat others. She cares about her friends and would drop anything to help someone in need. As much as she loves her friends she loves her family even more. She ALWAYS puts her family first and her needs and wants never take priority over her families' needs and wants. What a giant blessing it is to have her in my life.  She is a perfect mother and an amazing woman! I love you Kathryn!"
Love, your favorite son in law
Timothy J Glenn
"Congratulations, KB. You deserve to be recognized. I love you."
(Her husband)
"You are the best mom, sister, daughter and  friend any one could ask for. No one deserves to be celebrated more than the person who hosts every party! Love you mom! You're the best!"
(Kathryn's son)
"Mom, I love you! Thank you for always being there for me and teaching me how to love unconditionally. I admire your desire to always put your loved ones before yourself. Thank you for all you do. I am so lucky to be your daughter!"
(Kathryn's daughter)
"Thank you bloomingsales for the amazing opportunity to celebrate my beautiful & incredible mother! My mom is my best friend, hero & role model.  When I grow up I want to be just like her! She is the most genuine, caring and beautiful woman in the world. She serves everyone around her and she gives so selflessly! She is such an amazing host and cook. She give the best advice and is so easy to talk to. My mom loves unconditionally! She has always been such a happy & selfless mother. She is so gorgeous and beautiful in every single way! I am so thankful for all she's done for me and our family. Thank you for all the dates to hot dog on a stick & the mall. Thanks for letting me run errands with you just so I can be with you. Thank you for the mini dance parties. Thank you for teaching me how to cook. Thank you for your amazing example.  Thank you for all the giggles. Thank you for eating popcorn with me while enjoying our favorite tv shows. Thank you for being to stylish and having the same shoe size as me. I am thankful for all that she has taught me and all she's done for me!  Especially for the beautiful wedding she and my dad gave me! We had so much fun planning the wedding together & I will forever be thankful for all you did!! I feel so blessed to call you my mom! You deserve the BEST! You are Bloomingsales Woman of the week! I love you so much!"
(Kathryn's Daughter, and the one who nominated Kathryn for Bloomingsales Woman of the Week)
Kathryn, your positive impact and example to women can not be denied! You are incredible! We think the world of you! Thank you for being the amazing you! We are honored to have you as our 
As a gift from our Bloomingsales Team for being so incredible and being an example to women everywhere we have a huge bouquet of gorgeous flowers for you to pick up this Saturday OCTOBER 4th, at our Foothill Store location:
1358 Foothill Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84108
They will be held under your name.
Congrats to our beautiful Woman of the Week
Kathryn Van Wagoner!
The Bloomingsales Team