I’m Ann and I want to welcome you to my home…and my life. On Sutton Place chronicles my days as I try to navigate the ups and downs of being an empty-nester, a self-employed blogger, a mom, a wife, a grandmother, and a daughter. This is where I decorate, bake, and create. I share budget-friendly decor ideas, family recipes, my garden, free printables, and the occasional DIY project. I’m a midwest girl who loves to watch television, spend time in the kitchen, believes that fresh flowers can transform a room, and who would give anything to go back and have just one more day with my mom.
My husband and I have two grown children who are, without a doubt, my greatest accomplishments. In 2017, we were blessed with our first grandchild. In April of 2019, our grandson was born. They live far away, but are always close inside my heart.
I’ve been writing this website since 2011. I had no idea what I was doing back then but I knew, deep down, that I could do this. After I figured out the technical side of blogging, with our little dog Kelly by my side, the purpose of On Sutton Place shifted from something that was about me…to something that was about you. I hope to inspire you to make your home a place you love…a place that you are proud of and a place that reflects your family.
I promise it’s easy. Maybe you are well on your way already and just need a few fresh ideas. I will try to provide those, as well as real-life DIY projects. I don’t own power tools and although my husband is wonderful, he’s not the least bit handy. Most projects I do on my own, and on a budget. So nothing will cost an arm and a leg. I promise that too.
You won’t find any elaborate room makeovers here, so if that’s what you are looking for, I’m afraid you are in the wrong place. I’m in that season of life where I want things to be simpler and easier. I do, however, want my home to be fresh and welcoming. I share simple ways to accomplish that, without breaking the bank.
My blog has been my full-time job since the summer of 2013. It was a leap of faith I took with the blessing of my husband who has been supportive (literally) from day one. Since then there have been ups and downs. The doubts have crept in many times but I always, somehow, push them away and keep going. I have been challenged by the changes in social media and the amount of technical knowledge needed to keep a blog going. I’ve also made the most amazing friends…readers and other bloggers who support and encourage me.
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To learn more about the house On Sutton Place,
Here is my collection of recipes.
My most popular printable ever is
my yearly calendar.
Our biggest transformation was
installing board and batten
in our dining room.
The easiest porch planters EVER!