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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The End of Your Comfort Zone

By |September 2nd, 2016|

Hey y’all!

As you know, I’ll be popping in once a week with some behind the scenes talk, inspiration, or maybe just to give you some random positive vibes for the week. Regardless of what my weekly posts turn into, my goal is to keep it uplifting.

First, let me tell you a little bit about myself. […]

Keep Moving/Haven Conference

By |August 9th, 2016|

I spent last weekend in Atlanta surrounded by good friends, a little wine, and a whole lot of inspiration.  Honestly.  It’s not just one of those cheesy things people say.  Or maybe it is.  But for me, last weekend, it was true.

I was in town for Haven Conference, and my friend and I…you probably know […]

The Grape Chandelier

By |June 9th, 2016|

We’ve not really updated much at the beach condo the last two summer seasons.

We tackled the biggest of the projects like our bedrooms, getting paint colors changed, and we updated mine/my brother’s/Sara’s bathroom.

Things were pretty dated here, and darrrrkkk….

But so many pieces were updated with a coat of paint (like my lovely desk chair here), […]

The Question That Made Me Queasy

By |April 4th, 2016|

My baby brother is engaged.

The week before he left on his trip to Patagonia with his future bride, Sara, he called me. Talking ninety to nothing and giggling like a school girl, he told me about the ring and the plan and fretted about how in the world he was going to claim the diamond […]


By |February 19th, 2016|

The kids and I had the chance to run down to the beach with my brother and Sara.  It was so good to get away, and I love being there this time of year.  Nobody around for miles.

Here’s some favorite pics we snapped on our phones…

They’re getting so big, right??

And yes.  That’s a loaded bloody […]

Some Real Imperfection

By |February 16th, 2016|

We’ve spent a great deal of time talking about imperfection, you and I.

I named this blog because I was aware of how very flawed we all are.  How flawed I am.  But the truth of it is this.  We still dress up our flaws, polish them out until there’s only a small amount of dull remaining. […]


By |January 28th, 2016|

I read my friend Marian’s post this week.  I loved her words.

I lived my life this last year.  Hard.  I have never felt more imperfect than I do right now.

R.M. Drake

But never have I felt more at peace with myself.

Don’t fear the broken places, friends.  They won’t break you.


Our Holidays at a Glance

By |January 14th, 2016|






1.  sweetest place setting in Nashville at my brother’s for Thanksgiving dinner (thank you, Sara)

2.  Ice at the Opryland Hotel…pretty amazing if you ask me

3.  Favorite new table at Factory South.  That top.  Mercy.

4.  The kids and I kept it simple at Christmas this year…one tree, just a few ornaments.  Worked for us. 🙂

5.  My […]

25 Things We Know to be True about Working at Perfectly Imperfect

By |January 12th, 2016|

This post was written months ago, after closing (all a little loopy), by us in an attempt to be candid at the happenings of this little retail/online store thing.  No more build up…here goes…

1.  There’s always a decently stocked bar/beer in the fridge but we tend to run out of water.  All. the. time.

2.  Every […]

August Happenings

By |September 8th, 2015|

August came and went in five minutes.  I gave myself a bit a break from blogging, and enjoyed the last few bits of summer I had with the kids.

This little lady turned 6 and within a few weeks, she and her brother were off to school this year…

Most of you know that we’ve been homeschooling […]

The Truth of It All

By |August 7th, 2015|

I think I’ve been avoiding this post for a while.

I’m not sure why.  You guys know quite a bit about me, and I’ve shared so much of my life here with you.  The truth is, I’ve been quite uninspired the last 6 months.  Maybe longer.

To create, to paint, to tell a story.

Life became real and […]

Planning a Creative Retreat

By |July 23rd, 2015|

Well we are back from our Creative Retreat. This one was a little different than the last.

Last year’s Creative Retreat, we spent a ton of time on customer quality service and infusing magic into our business, and lots of energy defining our styles individually and as a brand.  And of course we had lots of […]

25 Things (that we do know to be true)

By |July 15th, 2015|

Disclaimer: This post brought to you by Shaunna, Kaitlyn, Amanda, and Adam.  Opinions are ours only, and are not forced on you in any way. Ahem.

1.  Mayo is, in fact, made by the devil.  Or maybe his sister.

2.  Men (mostly) should be taken at face value.  They usually say what they mean.  So if he’s […]