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To Step Outside of the Box

By |September 13th, 2019|

 

I sit in the living room typing.  It is the same spot I’ve sat for the last 10 years typing, recording for myself or for you all, here at Perfectly Imperfect.  Today I sit typing, remembering just how far I stepped outside of my own comfort zone over the last few years, and realizing my […]

The Birthday Cake

By |September 11th, 2019|

It was the Friday night before Ava’s tenth birthday.

Keep in mind we were having a small celebration, nothing fancy, on Saturday, with our family and a few of her close friends.  There would be fun pink snacks and pizza ordered, a little shopping, and a spend the night adventure.

But…sighing and laughing at myself…I agreed to […]

The Creative Exponent

By |August 13th, 2019|

So interesting where life leads us.

For the last few years, I’ve spent time consulting and coaching into other companies, focusing on marketing, branding, and story telling.  While I have loved every single minute of it, I knew eventually I would come back to this space and I would write again.

That’s where this lady comes in…

Marian […]

Stillness

By |August 2nd, 2019|

I sit quietly in my living room, a room I wouldn’t sit in for almost a year before my marriage ended.  It was like the silence of what was happening under the surface of me was too piercing in here, too deafening.  Too revealed.  I retreated to spending time in my bedroom most days when […]

Begin Again

By |July 11th, 2019|

There is just something about a studio.  A clean, white space.  Everything is fresh.  Everything is new.  Blank.  This is the place where new things are born.  I walked into Marian’s studio this week, and some of the moments within the space stopped me in my tracks.  It is something, really.  How a change in […]

Becoming…Still

By |June 20th, 2019|

Every time I opened my laptop to write my first post in the last few years, I inevitably shut it, apathetic and uninterested.  My world had shifted dramatically after my divorce, and for me, I had no idea how to tie it all back together again, here, in this creative space I had made my […]

On Answering Great Questions & A Company Called Sevenly

By |August 14th, 2017|

I’ve been thinking about questions lately.  The ones I ask myself.  The ones I want other people to answer.  The ones that make me think.

What is the most challenging thing you’ve done lately?

To answer this question, we gotta ramble a little…

So here’s some news.  But first, back to the beginning.  Or middle.  Or however you […]

Opal’s Table: Restaurant Design Before & After

By |May 2nd, 2017|

One of the things I’ve loved most about collaborating with the folks in Opelika has been hospitality design.  Ashely, who’s become a great friend to me, is someone I could work with all day long.  She’s smart, motivated, self sufficient, and she’s got a great eye for commercial design.  I mean…wait til you see the […]

Beauty in Brokenness

By |March 27th, 2017|

There’s just something about being broken.

After you’re at your bottom, whatever that looks like at your place in life, you begin to slowly crawl your way back up…if you’re lucky.  And while you’re crawling up, you’ve already recognized it.  You can almost taste it.  Know it’s real.  And while you’re terrified,  you wonder if it […]

Creative Business: On Teams, Being the Front Man, & Miracles

By |March 22nd, 2017|

These videos (in my head) were just supposed to be a way for you to get to know the company I collaborate with.  To meet the people that mean so much to me, and to see us chat back and forth about what we’re doing and where we’re headed next.  Casual.

And the videos have been […]

Graphite Console Table Makeover

By |March 20th, 2017|

We’ve been working on moving me (and Ashely) into the new studio space the last couple weeks.  We’ve had to do this in between other projects, so it’s slowly coming together.  AKA we just got a trash can in there a couple days ago.  Ahem.

So while actually decorating the space has been put on the […]

Marsh Collective & Perfectly Imperfect Video Series: Part 4

By |March 17th, 2017|

Well.  There’s this…

John refers to some of our team as the muppet judges in today’s little segment.  And in fairness, we did all laugh.

Today’s questions I’ve gotten asked…

What do they do? (because we basically talk about this one in almost every video)

Have you moved?  Are you going to?

 

Happy Friday, folks.  We’re having a wedding at […]

Meet Marsh Collective-A Video Series for You

By |March 16th, 2017|

Every time I’ve sat down to tell you more about the people I work with now, I just sort of stare at the screen.  I’m serious.  I just get stuck.  This is not because there’s not a lot to say, in fact, it’s the opposite.  There is so much, too much even, to say about […]

Side Track Coffee Design – Before & After

By |March 1st, 2017|

One of the projects I came into at the beginning of my collaborating with Marsh Collective was the design for Side Track Coffee…

 

Since I came in at the end, I had nothing to do with the actual design minus input on that bright green under the bar and shaking my head up and down that yes, […]

Soo…What have You Been Doing?

By |February 4th, 2017|

In light of my most recent post, I thought it fitting to answer this question—-what have I been doing???

It’s so interesting to me that minus the year I wrote the book, these last couple of years have been my most creative…and I’ve barely recorded it. So what I have I been doing?

I’ll take you back […]

On Blogging, Creativity, & Insecurities

By |January 30th, 2017|

You know, there are just times when the stars align, and for just one brief moment, things actually make sense. This weekend was such a time.  I went to Memphis (more on this soon), and shared about creativity and business and we painted and laughed.  I met some people who said things I needed to […]

Christmas Decorating with Ava

By |November 27th, 2016|

Listen.  I know everyone thinks their kids are cute.  I know they’re mostly just cute to us.  But in the spirit of that (and the fact that I had zero desire to decorate the house for Christmas today & she got me into it), I’m going to record a few of our conversations […]

Stephanie’s Playroom- Wallpaper Installed!

By |November 21st, 2016|

Whew.  Well the blog/site have been dooowwwnnn for about 3 weeks.  Thanks for your patience there, guys.

Since then, Stephanie’s playroom is pretty much complete.  I only have to hang a couple more pieces of art and shoot the space.  Remember I said we had a little set back with a leak?  While first decided to […]

Stephanie’s Playroom Inspiration & Design Board

By |October 25th, 2016|

Now for the good stuff.

I told you about Stephanie’s girls’ playroom we’ve been working on…

 

The main objective was to refresh the look of the space and reorganize the girls’ art/playing school supplies and give them a more grown up place to lounge.

We’ve changed some things (remember we had a wallpaper incident, so we no longer […]

Design Project- Stephanie’s Playroom

By |October 20th, 2016|

I told you a while back we’ve been taking on design clients again, and when I tell you I love it…I love it.  And I missed delving into these projects so much.  That, writing, and photography are my favorite parts of what I do.

I’ll be sharing all the projects here on the blog, and I’ll keep […]