Here’s what I want for you…

I want your home to be your favorite place.

A place where you can enjoy your life with family and friends.

A place that reflects who you are.

A place that works for everyone. Adults and kiddos alike. And has room for messes and real life.

And I want to guide you through the steps to create that place even if you don’t know where to start. Even if you aren’t necessarily crafty. Even if home decor doesn’t come so naturally to you.

I want to inspire you and guide you to decorate your home in a way that it can actually be lived in- not just looked at.

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Hi! I’m Corey.

Super excited to have you here! {insert virtual high-five}

I love everything home. Yes I love a beautiful homes, but more importantly I love a home that isn’t so fussy that real life can’t happen.

So I created this place to share what I love. To help you get unstuck when it comes to creating a home that you love, and to encourage you to keep on keepin’ on, and take one decision at a time. 

It isn’t an overnight thing, but it can happen.

I’m constantly finding inspiration all around me and I love to channel that inspiration and  create beautiful and useful things for my home.  But more than that, I really enjoy empowering YOU to make your own design decisions.

I’ve always loved home decor. I also love teaching. So when I decided to stop teaching and stay home when I became a mom, I decided to marry my two loves and this blog was born.

We are so bombarded with images of beautiful spaces that seem so far from our reality. My job is to take those dreams of how you want your home to be and feel and make them a reality. Let’s start doing!

My hope is that the ideas you find here will inspire you to create a home you love and teach you some simple design concepts to squash your self doubt.

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I’m pretty sure we should be friends…

I’m not very fancy. Or serious.

I love a good laugh. (Even if it means getting caught with my mouth wide open like this.)

I have a bit of a potty mouth (although I’m pretty good about turning it off in front of little ears.)

I’m horrible at math. But I’m darn good at avoiding it.

I taught high school for 8 years. Spanish to English speakers and English to non-native English speakers.  I loved it. And was darn good at it.

I have 2 kiddos. My little lady is 5 and the little mister is 2.  

I’ve been married to my very funny hubs for 9 years. We met on a blind date.

I ask a ton of questions, sometimes they dare to be the ones no one else is asking. What can I say, I’m not a huge fan of surface level conversation.

My favorite people to be around (besides my little family) are my parents. They taught me everything I know about going after what I want, are my biggest supporters, and best friends.

I’ve got big dreams for this blog and I can’t wait for you to be right by my side as I make it happen!

So come on in…

Join over 15,000 others here and gather inspiration and tips to be on your way to making your home your favorite place to be!

To start, when you join our community, I’ll send you (for free) my Project Planning Workbook.

It includes tips for planning, scheduling, and executing your project, big or small, printables to help you keep it all organized, and my best tips for actually completing projects on time and on budget.

I don’t like junk piling up in my inbox either, so I promise not to send you junk or share your info. with anyone else.

P.S. My favorite place to hang out behind the scenes is on Instagram! Head on over and say hi!

modern coastal bathroom remodel by

She took this modern traditional family room from basic to fun and comfortable with just a few smart updates


Living room with bold pattern- before and after.

FYI: You’ll see around here a lot. That used to be the name of my blog.

30 thoughts on “About

  1. Terri Corless says:

    Your instruction for the envelope pillow cover says to cut one inch bigger than the pillow form but the piped pillow cover says cut it the same size as the pillow form. What makes the difference? Thanks.

    1. It really just depends on how tight you want the cover. I find that it is easier to get the pillow in the envelope cover if it is just a little bit bigger.

  2. Corey, I keep finding you more these days so wanted to reach out. I’m especially in need of help joining group boards on Pinterest so pointers (or invites) appreciated. My website focuses on all things home that save women time & money, with an emphasis on home maintenance, repairs & renovations based on my experience running a handyman business for 8 years.

    1. Oops, I’m tinagleisner (hometips4women will resolve to this) on Pinterest

    2. Hey Tina. The best way to get on group boards is to go to the profile of other bloggers that are on group boards, see which boards they pin to and then find the board. The first little photo circle on the board page is the owner of the board. Usually they will have instructions on how to join the board in the description of the board or it will say that it is closed. They don’t usually respond right away either, so keep a doc of which ones you’ve asked and follow up. It is time consuming, but well worth the effort. Hope that helps!

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