Thank you for stopping by the Penny & Ivy blog. I hope that this little spot on the internet offers you a bit of inspiration and confidence to create a space in your home that makes you happy.

Following blogs and online tutorials have been such a sweet spot in my life. Projects helped to balance out the “have to dos” with some “want to dos”. I started out copying what was posted on a tutorial or design ideas with precision.  But with some experince, I started to have my own ideas. I have come to develop a look that is mine.  I believe my work has an artisitic element to it. This all is a piece of who I am…and I really like this piece.  

My business started with projects for my own home squeezed into a my kid’s naptime and has been evolving for the past 5 years. I have learned things I never thought I would be able to do. I reupholster sofas. I can drive a trailer loaded with furniture across several state lines. I run an online shop when I am naturally technologically challenged. I can style spaces, and now I am writing a blog.  All of those things I never thought I would or could do. Seven years ago I would have surely classified myself out of all those lanes. My little successes have been a great reward to me. I hope that I can pass on an idea or two that will help you to try something new, or enjoy your space more. 

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