For the last 22 years, I have devoted all of my time to raising my family whom I adore and love endlessly. Over the years when friends and family have noticed my “do-it-yourself” projects they have said they think I have missed my calling. . . that is quite a compliment (I think), but I never really felt that way.
My calling has always been to be at home. I have been blessed to be able to fulfill both my desire to be a stay at home Mom, and be able to have this “passion” on the side. Now that our children are grown, I have more of a desire and more time to pursue this hobby that has developed and grown over the years. What better way than developing a career out of it all!
From a very young age, I have always loved decorating whatever space I happen to be in. When I was 10, I remember spending hours alone in my room I shared with my siblings making beds-yes, making beds and liking it, decorating walls, and even moving furniture around. I loved it then…and I still love it. Over the years, I decorated our first apartment, our first home, our second home, etc. I must say…the home that we live in now has been the most rewarding project thus far, and I am here to share it and all of the affordable, easy, sometimes crazy ideas. It brings me complete joy sharing these ideas that it took me years to create.
I have a BS in Elementary Education, and my ZA Endorsement in Early Childhood. While teaching, I discovered that I enjoyed being with the children, but decorating the classroom was where my heart was. It took me years to admit to myself, and others, that teaching is not what I wanted to do everyday. Being at home, taking care of my family (teaching my children), while decorating & cooking, feels right for me.
I write, edit, and publish these posts on my own. I learned everything in blog land at my kitchen table, and I work several hours a day on RCD. My photos are taken with a camera I received as a gift from my husband, and photography has developed into another passion of mine.
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Geesh! That was long…
June 2016 Detroit Home Magazine Feature