My parents FaceTimed me to tell me that @ottawa_magazine put Andrew and I on the cover of their annual interiors issue. While I’d love to be the woman who plays it cool - like it’s perfectly normal for me to be on the cover of a magazine... I am not her. Instead I’m straddling the line between what’s an acceptable level of “being my own hype girl”? On the one hand I find myself desperately wanting to visit every store in town that sells this magazine so that I can snap a selfie in front of the magazine rack. On the other hand I’m wondering if laminating an issue and putting it on my coffee table forever would be “too much”. Okay in all seriousness I am thrilled. @brendan.burden you took some amazing pictures and @otownbrown1 thank you for including our home and our story in this amazing issue. Also - this is your friendly reminder to ask yourself “what if that thing you are doing ACTUALLY works out”.
If you think that blog you started is a waste of time, that the content you’re creating for Instagram doesn’t mean something to someone or that business you’re dying to start will most surely fail... THINK AGAIN. Because being consistent is a huge part of being successful, creating content over and over again because you feel called to share and believing that the business idea you want to try might ACTUALLY succeed REALLY is the secret sauce. For me // blogging was the first step in getting to where I am now - owning my own design business that focuses on interior design and brand / web design. Want to know what I started blogging about? INFERTILITY. It doesn’t have the be the perfect start, it’s just about following that itch and sticking with it. The universe responds to action. That is all. Now tell me what you’re itching to start or a passion you’re chasing🌟.
MY STEAMY VALENTINE’S ENTERTAINMENT LIST 💕🌹 (add yours below!) // because you know you’re not actually leaving the house this year💃🍾🛁 FICTION @katucker_ The Simple Wild Series @marianazapata Kulti @miasheridanauthor Archer’s Voice @jasindawilder all her books are 🔥🤫 FILMS Safe Haven Palm Springs Magic Mike (I couldn’t help myself) Divergent Twilight (yes yes I typed that) TV Bridgerton Outlander Tiny Pretty Things (haven’t seen this but google is telling me it’s the steamiest thing on netflix) Now it’s your turn. Have a romance novel you stayed up until 3am watching? A fave movie....share it in the comments✨
If you like before + afters well then you’re not my Instagram account and the algorithm 😅. I for one love a good swipe // so much so that the 1st swipe is the exact same view, the 2nd swipe is what was here before we started demoing and the 3rd and 4th swipes are two sneak peeks of spaces I’m working on right now. I knew these stools were “the stools” as soon as I saw them. I needed something that would balance out all of the light and airy pretty elements of this space and a caramel toned leather was exactly that. I also love to sneak in extra storage in the form of an extra wide island when space permits (peek the functional cabinets hiding behind the stools). I have three kitchen designs that I’m working on this spring and I can’t wait to see the directions they take. Head to the link in my bio to see the rest of this client kitchen reveal✨. Are you dreaming of a reno? What space would you tackle in your home? 📷 by @barefootinthehome . . . . #mycovetedhome #lonnyliving #interiorstyled #housetohome #atmine #ottawadesign #ottawainteriordesign #simpleandstill #sodomino #kitchendesigner #kitchendesign #makehomeyourhaven #inmydomaine #lovetohome #kitchencabinets #houseandhome #designmadeeasy #myhousebeautiful #smlivelifebeautifully #mysmphome