Welcome to Practical Stylish Living, where I share inspiration for home décor and home entertaining. As far back as I can remember I’ve always walked into a space and immediately noticed the functionality, comfort and aesthetics of the area. Home design and making a space work has been such a natural fit for me. I’ve decorated homes and planned weddings, parties and intimate events for friends, clients and charitable organizations.
In 2009, after our home was struck by lightning and completely destroyed by fire, I began to document the process of rebuilding and decorating our new home. Though saddened and overwhelmed by the experience of starting over in life… I found it therapeutic to journal what to replace, what to do differently, and what to add, if possible. Practical Stylish Living was inspired out of a need to create a beautiful home on a budget. What naturally followed was capturing home ideas, décor tips, inspiration and do-it yourself projects that improved our home’s comfort, functionality and style. So helping others create beautiful homes and memorable celebrations is what I do. Practical Stylish Living will appeal to those who enjoy home décor inspiration and party styling tips.
As for my home, our environment is functional, comfortable, and stylish. Most often, music is playing in our home. For me, music gives a way out, relaxes my soul, and helps me refocus and unwind. Our home is laid back and has a contemporary vibe with a little dash of tradition.
I don’t need much to unwind. Just good music and thoughts of memories that I’m thankful for. Nothing beats having an intimate dinner, with growth provoking conversation amongst family and friends around a beautifully decorated table. Just letting the day go by as we share funny, serious, and educational life experiences. Spending quality time with loving and kind people in a safe, relaxing, and aesthetically pleasing environment always makes my heart smile.
My interests include family, healthy living, theatrical plays, comedy, interactive educational games, and motorcycling. I thrive on getting things done and struggle a little with obtaining perfection. I constantly have to remind myself to “Strive for Progress and NOT Perfection”.
When it’s time to escape, get away from it all and recharge… I put my Beats on and ride my Harley.
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