Dear Overwhelmed, Creative Maker

  I believe there’s one thing that sets apart makers and non makers. It’s not creativity, hustle, risk, or gumption or any type of special gift. It’s the willingness to say No to really good things, in order to say a few well placed Yeses.   Say No to as many good things that you […]

How to Style Overhead Still Life Photos (Flat Lays)

It took me a long time to admit that photography is part of my job. UGH! I’m a decorator, a blogger, a writer–but every step of the way it was the photos that helped communicate my message. In a visual business with an online presence, photography makes or breaks you. Often, photos are the deciding […]

Make A DIY Wall Hanging:: Starting with a Mop

Hi friends! I wanted to share how I made my wall hanging, not because I expect you to copy it–you certainly are welcome to, but more because I think it’s inspiring to be reminded to use what we can find in all sorts of new ways. This project was SO fun to collect for and […]

6 Decorating Mistakes I Made in My Home in 2015

UPDATED: I started out with 4 Mistakes, but then I added two more, carry on.. I’ve been creating a home for 20 years in 14 different homes–mostly rentals, three we owned. I love home making so much that I wrote a book about it and even taught a class. So imagine my shock when it […]

Favorite Books of 2015

I LOVE reading about everyone’s favorite books, so I thought I’d join in and share mine, in no particular order…   All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr About the book: “From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl […]

Why No & Yes are BFFs

It was October 2014 when I requested my own intervention. I was busy (the curse word kind where you feel like there’s no rest) distracted, and at the mercy of my own day and I needed help making it stop. So Chad and I went to Emily & John’s house (my sister & her husband) […]

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