featherFor the perfectionist with a stack of art on the floor in the corner waiting to be hung.

For the renter who believes she can’t create beauty where she is.

For the friend who thinks homemaking and creativity isn’t her ‘thing’.

For the single girl who values beauty and hospitality.

For the newly married wife with more time than money, the empty nester with more money than time, the mom with littles with neither money nor time.

For anyone waiting on the next house who secretly hopes that it doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful.


This book is for you. This book is for us. Welcome home.

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I realized years ago that although immaculate looking homes are pretty in pictures, when I’m actually in one, I’m not comfortable. Instead, I’m worried that I’ll spill my drink on the rug or I’m wondering if it’s okay for me to move the pillow out of the way to sit down. When I’m in a perfect looking home, all I can think about is how to act and how my home compares. I get all caught up in myself and miss the real purpose of being there: connection.

There is beauty in the imperfection. There is beauty in the lived-in and loved-on and used-just-about-up. Imperfections actually play a starring role in our homes and lives. Imperfections put people at ease.

Once we learn to accept and find beauty in the imperfections, we are free to take a risk in our home and create the home we’ve always wanted.

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I am an expert in creating a beautiful home.

Not because I’m highly trained (I’m not).

Not because I’m featured in magazines (I am though that does not an expert make).

I’m an expert because I’ve had practice in fourteen homes so far and I’ve learned from each one, especially the ones I’ve hated and wasted time whining about. I am an expert because despite imperfect circumstances and spaces I finally learned to love our home. Every photo and every word in this book were written from the house we rented for four years.


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A beautifully designed hardback book with over 200 color photos for inspiration. This is so much more than a decorating book. This book will guide you in how to think about your home.



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