Most days you can me find in comfy clothes, sipping a latte from Dunkin', changing diapers, walking dogs, surfing Pinterest for inspiration, and trying to convince my husband that another project is absolutely a good idea.
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. 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.
So how did I get here.....
my little boy's smile
beautiful quiet spaces
an organized home
A good latte
I graduated from high school in 2007 with absolutely NO idea who I was, what I liked to do, or what I wanted to be in life. So it made absolute sense to go ahead and go to college, right?.....
I picked a college across the continent from my home (Los Angeles from small town Pennsylvania) and chose to major in Exercise Science since at the time I was an avid runner.
You could say it was huge mistake but I like to look at it as an expensive learning experience. Traveling across the country to go to college where I knew no one taught me that the sky is limit, you can do ANYTHING you set your mind to, and to dream big.
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.
My sweet (now) husband asked me to marry him and I planned our wedding in 75 days. I hand-made/designed pretty much every single part of our wedding, and it sparked something in me......
Also 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.
I started my own business called Rosewood Boutique where I created breathtakingly realistic faux florals for brides and photographers all over the U.S. I loved it and it was such a dream job!
But with the birth of my son in late 2019 and a bunch of business backend challenges that appeared as a result of 2020's shutdown, I decided to pivot....
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.
I launched the Rosewood Home, a dream I've had for well over a decade. I used to sit in my dorm room and read blogs like A Beautiful Mess, wondering what like it would be like to have a livelihood creating beauty all day everyday. This is truly a dream come true!
You can expect to see everything from home DIY & design to floral tutorials to lifestyle posts like recipes and my favorite motherhood finds. Honestly, I just love to create - it brings such peace and joy to my soul and I love inspiring others to enrich their lives in the same way! So, I'm so glad you're here and I hope you love everything you see!