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“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive;

and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”

Maya Angelou

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hey there, I’M alicia!

I’m so happy you’re here.

Pretty much every day, I try to design a beautiful life and space that works for me so I can be my best self for the ones I love. I started this creative outlet so I can share what I’ve learned along the way, and even the things I’m still figuring out, about designing my life and home. My hope is that I can inspire YOU in the design of YOURS. And luckily, my hilarious and talented hubby and adorable (if I do say so myself) boys are along for the ride.


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My Top 6 Favorite

Home Projects So Far:

3 Years of Before & Afters

In the first 3 years of owning our home, we accomplished A LOT.

Besides having Eli and starting this website, we finished many, many renovations, projects, and upgrades. A former owner of the house walked by one day and said she hardly recognized it from the outside. And I can confidently say this house looks nothing like it did when we purchased it.

I wrote a round up post and made a Google Web Story detailing my top 6 favorite projects with before and after photos!

101 Goals in 1,001 Days

I’ve made a list of 101 goals that I’ll complete (hopefully) in 1,001 days. I’ll document it all here!