What is your publishing background?
None! My background was as a lead dental assistant for more than 20 years. This has been an exciting and fun journey for me.
What is your favorite DKC issue?
That’s too hard to answer as they’re all wonderful.
Which of our features have resonated most with you?
I would have to say there are two: “Home or Museum” in Winter 2021 and “Captivating Mix” in Fall 2021.
What is your home’s design style?
I’m a simple country girl, so I love the rustic, western country feel of a home!
Where and how do you like to spend time at home?
Outside, anytime I can, relaxing on my deck or playing in the dirt—I love to garden. Or in my craft room, creating pyrography art (the art of wood burning)—it’s my Zen me-time!
If you could live anywhere, where and what would your dream home be?
On acreage in the country with a Victorian-style home, featuring a big wraparound porch, and, of course, lots of farm animals, especially horses, as I love to ride! And I wouldn’t forget all my pups, goats and chickens!
If you could make your current home better, what would you do?
Remodel the primary bathroom and expand the deck to a second lower level, with a fire pit as the central attraction.
What are your best memories of home when growing up?
Our family camping lake trips. Summers at my grandmas. Swimming in the creeks. Digging for crawdads in the ditch in front of our house. Raising rabbits and chickens with my daddy.
Do you have a personal motto or life philosophy?
Motto: Faith over fear! Philosophy: You can have excuses or results, but you can not have both!