Your home should be the antidote to stress, not the cause of it.

Peter Walsh

Hi, I’m Kelly. I am a full-time General Counsel for a union. It pays the bills and I get to fulfill my passion for helping regular, every day people maintain fair paying jobs with good benefits so they can take care of their families.

My other passion is creating a home that is an antidote to the stress of the world on a budget of course. I am frugal to the core. How could I not be frugal when I grew up watching the ‘Frugal Gourmet’ with my mom. She was a fun-loving mom and an amazing cook. My sisters and I grew up in a typical Midwest home. It was mostly brown and beige without any real sense of style. It did always showcase our less than glamourous school pictures as art.

When I moved into my own place, I began my love affair with creating a home that represented me. Then, I was a poor college student so I had no choice but decorate on a budget. Now, it is a matter of choice. I’d rather spend money on travel, trips to Target and an occasional Starbucks.

My current big project is what I like to call My Little House that Could. Just like Thomas, this house has potential even though not many can see it. Watch as we transform this little house into the perfect house for our family. Along the way, I will share some DIY and decorating projects that will either help others or be used in My Little House that Could.