Here’s the face behind the blog.
Author & Creator, On Sutton Place.
Owner, Sutton Place Designs.
Wife, mom, daughter, empty nester and perpetual optimist.
On Sutton Place chronicles my life as I endeavor to create a classically vintage home on a budget. It’s where I decorate, bake, and create. I share my constantly-changing decor, my love of antique fabrics and farmhouse style, family recipes, my garden and the occasional DIY project. My husband and I have two grown children who are, without a doubt, my greatest accomplishments. My blog was created to help me deal with a bad case of Empty Nest Syndrome and it’s been one of the best things that has ever happened to me.
In January of 2011 I hit publish on my blog. I had no idea what I was doing but I knew, deep down, that I could do this. After I figured out the technical side of blogging, which took a while, 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 has many gifts, being handy is not one of them. Most projects I do on my own, and on a budget. So nothing will cost an arm and a leg. I promise that too.
My blog has been my full-time job since the summer of 2012. 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.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you stay to look around a bit. My door is always open!
Please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions
To learn more about the house On Sutton Place,
read The Story of Our House or
take one of my home tours.
Here is my photography story.
If you are curious what OSP readers like the best, here are my Top Ten Most Viewed Posts.