When I was 8 years old, I wrote that “My big dream is to have children and live in a pretty house.”
My dreams and goals have expanded through the last two decades, but I am still obsessed with my two kids (6 and 3) and making my home more inviting, authentic, practical, organized, and pretty. After I graduated with a BA in English Literature, I have worked in marketing for an online retailer, and as a freelance editor and writer for magazines and books. Live in a Pretty House dials up the visual and the personal aspects of my lifelong love of collecting inspiration and telling stories.
I live in Minneapolis, Minnesota with my husband and our two little kids, who are independent and creative, or tireless destructors, depending on when you ask me. They attend a wonderful Montessori school, which hugely influences both my design style and lifestyle. I am Finnish on my mother’s side, and I speak Finnish to the kids. I love Vinyasa yoga, chai tea lattes, and book club. I’m a feminist and an aspiring minimalist. I watch exactly the right amount of TV and spend too much time on Pinterest.
I hope you’ll follow Live in a Pretty House so we can talk about design inspiration, parenting lifestyle and empowering women. Thanks for reading. You’re part of my dream come true.