first things first, i love your house already.
I can’t help it. I love houses. That’s how God made me. I love working on yours just as much as I like working on mine. Plus, to make things better, we have to see our homes with fresh eyes, and a new perspective of gratitude.
i used to be on television.
A few pounds and children ago. I was the on-camera designer for the HGTV hit, "Hidden Potential" for 5 seasons. I did a few pilots for design shows that didn't go any where and an episode of "Curb Appeal"or two. Before that I did a little QVC here and there. Yes, it was awesome. Trite as it sounds, I prefer my life post-TV - kids, suburbs, no one caring what my hair looks like.
i write books on the home!
when i was pregnant with my fourth. I am just as surprised as you are. I have
a lot to say about this topic of making home. My first book is entitled Love the House You're In: 40 Ways to Improve Your Home & Change Your Life. It was published by Roost Books in 2016. My second book is entitled, Revived & Renovated: Conversations on the Intersection of Home, Faith & Everything in Between. It's a collaboration with my dear friend, Victoria Duerstock. It's published by Endgame Press and it will be released November 2021. You can learn more about Revived & Renovated, here.
i am self-taught.
design school and I didn’t hit it off. i left after a year. I have learned on the job
through many complex renovations in various homes of my own and those of others. I also designed hundreds of houses during my five-season stint on HGTV's “Hidden Potential.”
i say the word God.
God has guided me, a bit of a broken misfit, on a really beautiful and abundant journey. So it would just be weird for me to hide my faith. He is the reason there is something to read on this page. Also, I believe that our homes are sacred places. I believe it’s the best place for us to express our whole selves - including our spiritual selves.
i am a mother to four kids.
I get how hard it is to have a nice house with kids. believe me. it is possible, and it doesn’t involve plastic sofa covers or barricades. it is a little bit about embracing childhood from a design perspective.
i like to talk.
Please ask me questions and reach out to me with your house problems, color quandaries, drapery musings and anything else house-related!