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Elevator Speech ...

I have told my story a lot lately which is a good thing, it is a sure sign I am growing!  I'm southern and and a girl and I can chat for days! My husband swears I use up all of his words before he even takes a shower. Add in a bunch of y'alls and xo and that pretty much sums it up.

Wait, what was I talking about?  (That happens a lot too!)

A lot is happening at TPC and I love every single thing in the queue.  It is shaping up to be a busy spring and summer!  As I look back I realize how far I have come in the last two years.  In February of 2014 I committed to a new direction for the blog, started the branding process and completely changed just about every part of the "me" in my life. It was a good choice to make, the perfect one actually, and one I will forever be grateful for.

I truly feel like it is good to check in once and year and see what all has happened, changed and the growth that I have made.  Life is definitely not a straight line and it isn't made to be.  I have stumbled, crashed, burned and started over many times.  I don't regret any of it for it has brought me to this point today.  You can't have regrets ... they just hold you back.  Apologize when you need to, forgive a lot and keep on growing.  Love hard and deep and don't ever stop.

Since I wrote that post in July of 2014 a lot has changed.  I am still on the path that I was on when I wrote the post, but the growth is sort of out of control.  Since then I have finished three more rooms for the One Room Challenge, attended Haven twice, been swept away by The Southern C and watched my blog and brand grow immensely.  I am currently in a magazine and just had my first month as an online contributor!  Pinch me please! My oldest graduated from high school and started college, we have an extra child and my husband's job has gotten even more intense.  Life hasn't gotten any more simple and that is perfectly alright.  I am happy and fulfilled.  I no longer put myself last, for the most part.  There have been ups and downs and I love every single second.

So, the elevator speech.  Yes, the how did I get here and where did it all began.  That post is here.

As this post goes live I just finished three days at Design Blogger's Conference, a first for me, and I promise you my mind is blown.  Just two years ago I ordered business cards and became a dot com. I will never forget when my dear friend Emily told me being a blog spot just "wouldn't do".

Dang, what a ride!

Happy hump day lovies ... and thank you for being the best readers there ever was!


  1. I’d just like to thank you for taking the time to create this internet website. It has been extremely helpful PFDC 2016 Day 1 Pictures

  2. Paige, I've followed along on your journey since way back in the day when you were monogramming and your middle child was in first grade. Wow, time has flown! I want you to know how proud I am of the way you've grown and expanded; it has been such fun to watch. However, I will admit that I miss your sharing your life the way you once did; I loved seeing pictures of you and your girlfriends and hearing those stories. I hope they are still in your life, giving you the love and encouragement you deserve. I still look forward to seeing you IRL some day (maybe Charleston?) and enjoying a glass or three of champs! Thanks for still being the first blog I read every morning. Love you lot! Judy Soltis

  3. I found you a year or 2 ago, and loved the post I read first, so I backed up and read all of them! Then I make sure I check to see if you have a new post every day (You and Amanda; y'all amaze me!). I have been inspired by your use of color, y0ur honesty, and the amazing life you live. I raised 3 children with a traveling husband--he once went to Europe for 4 months! I understand that your "mom" job is hard, but you tell the tale with such honesty and humor. I love everything you write and photograph, and I send virtual hugs as needed. Continue to evolve, it means you are alive.

    Blogless Peggy



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