I am a firm believer that things line up to lead you to the path you were meant to follow.  It’s taken thirty years to get here, but all my experiences, jobs, and travels have led me to follow my bliss.DF9079D1-22EC-4DA6-88A3-0B8A392E27CF

I grew up in a family of six girls in a small house in rural Minnesota, a product of the 70’s and 80’s where I learned out of necessity the art of repurposing.   I’ve always loved fabric and clothes and learned to sew at a young age from my mom.   After graduating with a degree in Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management, I married my high school love (a marine), and started our life and legacy of a family of five, traveling to sixteen different duty stations and twenty different houses in the last thirty five years. That’s a lot of apartments and houses to pack up, unpack, decorate, and rearrange.

My motto was, and still is today, that I felt like I was truly home when I could put my curtains up.  That is where my love of window treatments and home decorating began. Of course, because of my limited resources as a military spouse, I resorted to my love of fabric and sewing to construct slipcovers, window treatments, pillows, cushions and accessories to make my house a home that truly reflected me and my family.IMG_3379

As a new empty nester and grammy of four, I grateful to be able to put my passions and strengths together and do what I love to do most: repurpose, create and share things.

My blog is a mish mash of my passions and loves.  I will blog from time to time about family and the joys of being a grandparent, the struggles and joys of being empty nesters, my creative bursts, my cooking and baking experience worthy of sharing and of course my SLIPCOVERS. There is truly something for everyone.

Maybe you will learn something new, get inspired or maybe you will just be entertained.


4 thoughts on “Hello”

  1. Congratulations Denise!! I still remember your business plan for “Sew What!” while you were in college. I have always admired (been jealous of) your creative abilities, and I think all of Mom’s talent landed in your genes, and the rest of got nothing!! Just kidding of course– in case the other sisters eventually read this! Best of luck on your new business venture- I know you will do great! I only wish we lived closer to each other so I could hire you to do my house and cabin!! Thanks for sharing this site with me- it is a day brightener for sure, when I needed my spirits lifted. (As a reminder…don’t put off inventorying your jewelry!) Love you lots, big sister!! Your littlest sister, Janelle


  2. Congratulations Denise!! I know you have been talking about this for awhile and now it’s becoming a reality! You always inspire me and couldn’t be prouder!!


    1. Thanks Jeri! If only you lived closer, we could partner!! Maybe someday. Keep following. We are in the process of a couple of moves and when things settle down I will really be able to push this harder. I have move “projects” than I have time for right now. Happy early Birthday!


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