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    The $200 bathroom makeover

    When I accepted the challenge of a $200 bathroom makeover, I knew my executive assistant Julie Lawler’s bathroom was the perfect candidate. I asked her to send me pictures of bathrooms she liked (most came from Pinterest), which I studied — circling things I probably could find or even make myself. I shopped at many […]

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    Warm and welcoming

    Photography by Brian Pearse Photography Tammy Lee of Ocean Springs doesn’t go all out decorating for Christmas to please herself. In fact, she’d be happy just trimming her small metal tree. “Mostly, I decorate and make our home festive for family and friends,” says the wife, mom and office administrator. “I want to give them […]

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    ZEN Retreat

    Although the vegetable garden at their Saucier home yielded a bounty of beans, spinach, zucchini and tomatoes, it became too much work for Suzi Wilson and her husband, David. “We built the structure (three years ago) and then bought some organic garden soil to fill it up,” says Wilson, whose home is located on Honeybear […]

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    Organize my busy life

    Whether you’re a corporate career woman, an entrepreneur or a stay-at-home mom, getting organized will dramatically reduce stress and improve your quality of life. The same principles used to declutter and organize our physical space can be equally effective when applied to calendars and finances. Here are some tips for making your busy life more […]

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    Building a dream

    Husband-wife duo, Kyle and Stephanie Tootle For as long as he can remember, Kyle Tootle has wanted to start his own business and harbored a passion for homes. “In high school, I would design houses and present them to my girlfriend (who is now my wife), and she would critique my designs,” he recalls. “While […]

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