My beautiful mother, Maureen. My Home I think I was eleven years old. I was out in my family's garage one day, and I saw a beautiful framed photo of a white baby seal. It may sound weird, but it really was a gorgeous white photo and it had a nice thick, black matte and frame. It was a large print (20X24) and I started to imagine how it would look in our home. I came into the house … [Read more...] about What is Your Definition of Home?
I went to a job interview on Monday. I was very excited about the type of work I would be doing (interior design), but after the interview I realized a few things. What I Learned 1) No grass is as green on the other side as we think. The manager explained an understaffed, overworked workplace, and weekends were required for everyone. 2) Being a stay-at-home mom is truly a job even from a … [Read more...] about Learning on the Job
Yesterday, I was reminded of some really important truths, and after I internalized them once again, I thought of my three daughters and the world they live in. Are you a parent? Do you ever get worried about your children? Are you surprised about what they encounter younger and younger? I want to help my children to have the tools that will be a guide for them as they navigate this complicated … [Read more...] about Worried, But Hopeful
Mood Board for the Basement When we bought our home two years ago, I knew I wasn't going to be able to re-do everything right away. Of course, the kitchen and bathrooms will eventually get a complete makeover, but for now they work for our family and are aesthetically pleasing. Meanwhile, I can't stand my basement anymore, and I LOVE the challenge of completely transforming a space on a … [Read more...] about The Basement Makeover Plan
This last week was extremely difficult for me. Cody went to Las Vegas for the Construction Expo and spent some time with his family. It is always hard to hear about the fancy hotels he stays at, the expensive fine dining and this time it was really hard to know that he was getting to spend time with his family. I was so glad that he was able to, but it made me feel 10X … [Read more...] about A Me Only Vacation: Advice for Moms
Photography Tips and Learning Websites for Beginners I love to share what I learn with others. My adult interaction is pretty limited these days and it is so refreshing to "visit" with you. Although I do not consider myself an expert photographer, I do feel like I am far enough into my learning journey to share a few tips. I took a Great Courses photography video course that I really liked … [Read more...] about Photography Tips and Learning Websites for Beginners