After 7 years of teaching, I became a stay-at-home mom (now 15 years ago) which meant learning how to live on one income (sometimes as low as $30k a year).  Although this was challenging, it taught me how to create beauty in my home by thrifting, shopping deals and renovating our home, with the help of my handy husband. I love intentional design with neutrals (function and beauty on a budget is my jam) and love helping others create a cozy home on a budget too.  

 Grab a paintbrush with me and let's do this!     

I'm Amy.  Wife.  Mom of 4.  Former high school teacher.  Avid Thrifter and DIYer 

mom +DIY designer

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Simplifying Seasonal Decor When you look online at all the home accounts, do you feel as though your home doesn’t measure up?  Do you feel the pressure to run out to Target and buy every new fall decor item your favorite influencer recommends?     Well, I am here to tell you that you don’t need to […]

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Fall Decor Neutral Living Room

Functional, beautiful DIY design on a budget. Interested in a design consultation?