Let me tell you a little bit about me:
First and foremost, I’m a wife of 10+ years to Paul and a mama to two super active little boys, Ethan and Eli. I’m also a dog mama to Reesie Rose, our chocolate golden doodle, and Mable, our newest doodle pup.
I am a 3-way Enneagram tie–taken it several times, keep coming up with the same three, equally, with a 4th close behind. Every time. I suppose that makes this next part make more sense…
I’m a trained attorney with a business degree who helps small business owners and content creators with the design of their business as well as a self-taught interior designer who designs spaces for people all over the country and writes about the design of my life here.
I am someone who finds both the function and the aesthetics of (insert everything I do here) to be equally important. I do not find it useful to care solely about how something looks, and, similarly, I do not stop when something functions exactly as I need it when it could also be designed to be more my style. There’s certainly a balance of those two considerations, sometimes leaning more towards one side versus the other, but I always consider both.
And I love bringing you, my dear reader, all of the details of the process I used, what I learned, what worked or didn’t, and how you could take what I’ve done and make it yours. I write about the design of my life in the hopes of inspiring you with the design of yours.
Fun Facts About Me
I’d rather be
my family & friends
family, DIYs, & cooking
best snuggle buddies
my boys & girls
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. That’s NOT to say I have it all figured out. I’m a professional who works full time and then some with two growing boys I’m trying to nurture and raise into good humans, a husband, friends, and extended family to whom I’d like to stay connected, a faith I need to explore and grow as my life changes, and passions and needs of my own . . . just like every mama I know.
I decided to start a creative outlet where I share what I’ve learned along the way, and even the things I’m still figuring out, about designing my life and home. I’m sharing it all, friends, the good, the bad, and the ugly.
If I can do it for less, I’m gonna do it for less. Or, I’m going to try several different ways, spend more than I would have had I just purchased it, and then share with you what you can do to save that money doing it the best way.
More Facts About Me
I’m obsessed with
music i listen to
a bit of everything
hardest home project
tie between 8, 3, and 2
family & hustlin’
least favorite chore
Where this all began
I have always wanted to blog and share ideas with people, but I didn’t feel like I had as much to say until we moved into our home and had our second baby.
I ended up with severe postpartum depression and anxiety, off work for longer than I had planned, and staring at our new, blank canvas of a house. I got myself back on my feet one home project at a time and my passion for designing and sharing it all has only grown since.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Answers to the most commonly asked questions I’ve received on my social media and email contact forms:
What is your favorite project to date?
That’s a really tough one…almost like picking my favorite child. I was able to narrow it down to my top 6 favorite projects from our first 3 years in our current home, but if I had to pick just one…it would be… one of those 6. I can’t decide. Then again, I have some coming up that will probably become my favorite soon.
Where else can I find you?
Can you come design and/or organize my house?
Why yes, yes I can. I have quite a few spaces in my portfolio, including commercial spaces. I also offer e-design packages ranging from mood boards and design tips specific to your space to a full design plan with sources, a product list, and DIY instructions (if you’re into that kind of thing). Check those out HERE.
How long did it take you to write your 101 in 1001 list?
20 minutes…and I could’ve kept going. No joke. It’s one of my favorite exercises because I get to put all of my ideas down on paper with a deadline attached. Check out my current list HERE!
“I’m going to make everything around me beautiful. That will be my life.”
What can I help you find?
Looking for inspiration for your next home project, event, or lifestyle? Search my website here, and if you do not see something you’re looking for, feel free to use my contact page to ask or make a suggestion!