I’m a California gal with a southern twist. I grew up in northern California and in 2001 I moved to North Carolina with my husband and two sons. When I first moved to North Carolina, I wanted to fit in so I started to decorate my home like the Southerners. After a few years, I realized that it’s too formal for my taste and I needed to go back to my casual Californian roots. I must say, it has taken me years to figure out what my style is but now that I found it, decision-making is so much easier. You could classify my style as a mix of Pottery Barn with a little Italian flavor to it. I love the colors of Italy and casual style of Pottery Barn.
My cooking style aligns with my decorating styles. I like fresh ingredients and try to keep it casual when I cook and entertain. Behind the scenes, I do make a fuss when I have guests, but the perception is that I just threw it together since I have a casual mix and match style.
I have always enjoyed making crafts. I’m not sure whom I get that from but I have always stayed busy with knitting, crochet, sewing, scrapbooking, and DIY crafts and home projects. I guess it keeps me busy and out of trouble.
I enjoying sharing my ideas with my friends and am happy to be able to share them with you too. I hope you find them inspirational.