About Me

Hello..my name is Shirley.  After working in the Healthcare field for over 20 years, I decided to retire and pursue my passion of decorating.  Throughout the years I have always enjoyed decorating for my friends and family.  After the encouragement of many, I decided to obtain “credentials” so that I may have the opportunity to join various design organizations.

I decided to take the courses offered by I.R.I.S. (Interior Redesign Industry Specialists).  After completion, I opened up my business, “Housepitality Designs”  It had been a wonderful rewarding experience.  Seven years ago, we decided to relocate to North Carolina to be close to our new beautiful granddaughter.  I did not continue work in my business as I became very involved in the building and decorating process of our new home.  Also, wanted to have free “grandma time”…However, my passion for design has led  me to creating a fun blog to satisfy my constant need for decorating and creating.

I hope to bring you great ideas through my travels and experiences and my love for all things with regard to decorating and especially my passion for decorating for Christmas.

Please feel free to leave a comment, subscribe to blog posts, or email me directly at tstan8@aol.com