I live in small town Ohio with my husband, toddler son, 2 huskies, and 1 sassy cat. We're all packed into a small 1927 fixer upper that we've been renovating for the past three years. I love beautiful things but I'm also minimalist at heart that loves everything to have a place and to make the most of what we have.
During that time, our store's employees started referring everyone to me with questions about how to decorate their homes, make things they couldn't find, and eventually it all led to me starting my own business. For four years, I ran Rosewood Boutique, creating GORGEOUS faux flower bouquets. crowns, arrangements, home decor, etc for brides and photographers around the world.
I loved the creating part but I didn't love the small business backend part of paperwork, inventory taking over my house, and the frustrations of shipping products. What I really loved (and was born for) was teaching, sharing, and inspiring others to make their world around them more beautiful. So I finally worked up the guts to close my shop and pursue what I'd been dreaming of the entire time : an online home to share everything I love a.k.a. the Rosewood Home!
I was fresh out of college with a degree I had just discovered I had no interest in actually making a career of (FACE PALM!) and needed something to pay my bills. Somehow, I almost immediately landed an assistant store manager position with Hobby Lobby (actually it's called God) and I discovered I had an inner creative passion that had been hiding my entire life.
My specialty became building home decor merchandising displays that didn't just show Hobby Lobby's new merchandise. These displays SOLD our merchandise. To the tune of millions. I traveled for the company for years teaching other stores to merchandise home decor in a way that would make customers feel like they had to buy everything in the display. It was my dream job. I loved every single second of those 15 hour days.