About Me

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I am 42 year old wife and mother of 4, I enjoy decorating , cutting hair, gardening(horticulture), cooking, art(all different mediums). I have my cosmetology license, attended college for art, and taught faux finishing for about 14years as well as fauxed peoples homes and furniture. I worked for 3 interior buisnesses, and after faux finishing for the 1st and 2cnd one, I apprenticed for "Still Water Gallery", where I developed a great sense of design, and begin studing and reading anything to do with the field. It was there I assisted the head designer, and developed a clientle, and later lead me to "Maggies Place", where I was a consultant for 2 years. I have rescently gone on my own, and have my faithful clients, but I have enjoyed staying at home with my kids, and participating in there activites. I have met Candice Olsen, and my mentor Betty Lou Phillips, who is an amazing designer specializing in french design, and has written many books. I hope that some day I can do something else creative, and continue to help others make there spaces a comfortable retreat from the everyday hustle and bustle of life.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Getting Started & Picking Your Style~

How exciting! I am now one of millions of people sharing there personal view on whatever there expertise may be! Mine happens to be decorating, and I do love to decorate!!! I have found that European has proved to be the most classic, and one my heart stays close to. In using the basics of European design, it is easy to add your personal flair, and not blow the budget, or find yourself changing every six months~ This is all new to me, so I will do my best to bring you the most informative ideas, to help you to make your space(s) a wonderful haven for your everyday!!!


  1. Stephanie!!! I am so excited about your blog. Hopefully my addle brain will be able to pick up a few of your ideas and help me to create a home out of this current house we're living in! One decorating blog I follow that has a HUGE following is:

    and there are many ways to link to her so that you can get more traffic flow to your blog.
    Good luck and I hope "You Can Decorate" catches on!

  2. Nice Stephanie!! I have had a blog for a couple of years, mostly to share pix with the family and deal with inner workings of "my addled brain" I love blogging but find it's hard for me to keep up with...
    as for my style...i think family ala casual is mine. You'll have to let me know after the superbowl party