About Me


Hi, I’m Angie

Thank you so much for visiting and wanting to get to know me better. A little about me – I live in a 1960’s ranch style home with my husband of 31 years. We have 2 grown daughters and two kitties.

I’m passionate about helping you create a home that you love and can feel comfortable and relaxed in. I love sharing decorating ideas and tips for keeping your home clean and organized. And we love to eat and travel, so sometimes I share my favorite places to visit and foods to eat.

I’m so happy you’re visiting. Maybe you’re dropping by after doing a search for popular paint colors or a favorite pecan pie recipe. Regardless of why you’re here, welcome!

When I’m not working on this site, you can find me helping local clients with paint and decorating decisions, scouring through thrift stores and estate sales, or spending time on the trails. I love to be outdoors hiking or walking in the beautiful foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains where we live. To learn more about me go here – MY STORY.

About This Site

I started this blog in 2011 as way to share tips for simple home improvement projects and styling. Back then I worked in our family paint and decorating shop and always had people asking me how to do things. I figured if they had questions about the various projects they were working on, then there were probably many more people who had those same questions. Why not be helpful to them as well?

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Popular Posts

My most popular posts in the early days were my “favorite paint color” posts and my furniture painting and refinishing posts. Since then the blog has expanded to include more home decorating posts and recipes, as well as some travel ideas and a variety of other helpful tips.

Here are a few of my mostpopular posts.

Decorating Ideas & Topics

See dozens of home decorating ideas here: Home Decorating Ideas.

Paint Colors

Paint colors and advice aren’t just something I write about for fun. I’ve been actively working in the paint and decorating industry for 30+ years and really love it. Creating color palettes and sharing popular paint colors is the foundation of this site and has been since 2011.

You’ll find color forecasts, tips for painting, informative posts, and favorite paint colors here on a regular basis.


Room Makeovers

My love for room makeovers including DIY and painting began when I was a teenager. The first project I ever did was transforming a small room in my parents basement into an office with paint, wallpaper, and fabric. I’ve been updating spaces ever since and have learned so much since way back then.


See more DIY projects here: DIY Ideas.

Our Home

Our home always has some type of project going on. You can take a quick tour here: Our Home.


Creating gifts or items from your home can be so therapeutic plus it saves a ton of cash. Here are my most recent projects.


Traveling is an amazing way to unwind and recharge. We travel several times each year and you’ll occasionally see posts with tips and experiences.

Latest Recipes

Who doesn’t love good food? I cook often and sometimes my favorite recipes here.

The Shop

My husband and I owned a brick and mortar paint & decorating shop in Nashville for nearly 13 years. I’ve worked in a paint shop for most of my adult life and missed it once I started working from home full time, so I opened on online shop in 2017.

The shop features items you see in my home plus many more cottage and vintage style goodies. You’ll find everything from throw pillows to toilet paper holders and so much more. To see the newest items, go here: Emory Valley Mercantile Newest Items

Navigating this site

Most likely you’re on your phone while you’re visiting here so I’ve tried to make the site as mobile friendly as it can be. Desktop and tablet versions are very easy to navigate.

  • MENU – The menu can be found at the top of any page. On a mobile device, just click on the stack of lines on the right sid of the green bar, then the drop down menu will appear. Choose what you want to see from that.
  • BACK TO THE TOP OF THE PAGE – at any time you can click the ^ icon located on the bottom right side of the screen and you be taken to the top of the page automatically without having to scroll.
  • SEARCH – The search icon is in the top right corner of your screen. Click on it and then type in the topic your interested in reading.
  • TOPICS –  At the top of each post directly underneath the title, you’ll see a list of topics included in that post. Click any topic from that list and all of the other posts about that topic will be shown.