My super talented friend Becca is ready to make some changes at her home at the beginning of the year. She is in a situation that I think is common for many of us. We neglect keeping up with our home, look around one day, then all of sudden realize that we suddenly hate all of it. Looking at Pinterest, magazines, or maybe someone’s new home, you start feeling like you can’t find any redeeming qualities in your own place. It can… Read more »

One of the trends of recent years that I am so happy to see is the popularity of handmade crafts for sale. Obviously, Etsy has played a huge role in this. While I know Etsy is not perfect, I love the idea that they created this online marketplace for handmade goods. Not only did it make it a viable option for people to start selling their products, I think it created more a demand for handmade things. What I am also amazed by is how… Read more »

Welcome to what I hope will be a regular series for the blog, “Step Inside”. One of the most inspiring things for me is to step inside people’s homes and see their personalities shine through. My hope is to share some of these homes with you and the inspirational people that live in them. Here we go! My friend Julee lives a few blocks down from me, in the heart of the historic district of downtown Ocala. She lives in… Read more »

The boys currently share a bedroom because we use the only other one as a playroom. For the past few years, that has been a great setup for them and us. However, I can see as they are getting older that we may need to give them each their own room. Their shared bedroom is quite small, and as their clothes and interests are growing, it is not as easy to combine both of their things into one small closet… Read more »

I have recently started a new book called “Daily Rituals: How Artists Work“. This is a little gem of a book that features dozens of artists, current and from centuries ago. Instead of focusing on their lives or achievements, this book only dives into their daily habits. Sounds like a mundane thing to focus an entire book on, but it is fascinating! There are only a few pages dedicated to each artist, which makes it easy to read and absorb. Things mentioned include what… Read more »