About 2017-05-01T21:42:01+00:00

My Story

Hi, I’m Melissa!  I’ve been in love with home improvement and remodeling my entire life.

I enjoy thinking up creative ways to improve both the function and appearance of a room, and add some character and charm to a house.  I’m a sucker for the beautiful trim work and built-ins you often find in older homes.  I gravitate toward simple, classic design with a coastal, cottage, or industrial vibe.

I created this blog to share my experience with DIY house projects and the little things that inspire me to create in my life. I spent 15 years as an aerospace engineer, before deciding to take a break and pursue my creative passions.  I found that my creative and crafty side needed an outlet, and my home became my playground. I’m currently working on a master’s degree in Architecture and Interior Design., which might sound like a dramatic shift.  But, home improvement is actually a lot like engineering…you have to keep coming up with creative solutions to challenging problems.

I’m married to my college sweetheart and together we have two great kids who make us laugh, sometimes make us crazy, and always keep us busy. I love to be outdoors, play volleyball, vacation with my family, and daydream about home improvement.

Our Shop

I love a great buy, and I love to buy home decor!  Unfortunately, it seems that a lot of the items I love are just too expensive for my taste.  With my retail license, I can purchase beautiful items at wholesale prices, and pass the savings along to you!  I want everyone to be able to buy great home decor at low prices, so I make sure to keep my prices as low as possible.

Our shop was created from the desire to share our retail finds and unique creations with all of you!  We have selected fabulous items to include in our shop with which you can furnish and accent your home. Most of them I have purchased for myself, too!  We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!