Hi guys!! My name is Josie but some people pronounce it Jozie. I am a first generation American, born to two amazing parents who fled communism in Europe in the 1980s. At home I grew up speaking only Romanian and Hungarian, but I eventually learned English when I was around 4 years old at pre-school – so please excuse my grammar if I make mistakes! I’m originally from Portland, Oregon but made my way with my family to beautiful sunny San Diego when I was 8 years old.

Ever since I was a little, I always admired well-decorated and organized homes. Coming from a messy, busy (and fun) household I always found myself cleaning up and practicing my organizational skills even at a young age. The joke was on me however, because no matter how good I got at it, the house would return to its baseline chaos within a few days. I wouldn’t trade the experience for anything though – and as they say practice makes perfect!

As I got older, I found that I had expanded my flair for organization and aesthetics into a full-fledged passion for design. This led to me working in design for 4 years. During my time there I became AutoCAD certified, helped with the installation of furniture and decor, staged homes for potential sales, and participated in my absolute favorite – remodels! While we often had freedom to work within our clients’ hefty budgets to create amazing designs, I always wanted to get the same feel out of my homes, but for a fraction of the cost. Over the years I feel that I have honed my craft, and recently was able to take everything that I learned and apply it when my husband and I completely renovated our first home (dreams come true)! With a small budget but big dreams we did 80% of the work ourselves. We always seek out DIY projects and strive to get the million dollar while keeping the costs to a minimum. Check out some of my DIY projects on my page. I would love to hear your feedback and ideas as well!

This is my first blog, and I feel like I have a lot to share. I work from home and am about to become a first time mom, and I would be honored to have you join me on my journey! I genuinely love feedback and comments, and I want to get to know you guys so please say hi!!!



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