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What is your mission?

My mission is to help others live a simple, joyful and more natural life. I believe that means living mindfully and purposefully, and it begins with living and working in spaces that promote simplicity and meaning.


Do you have a particular style?

I strive for timeless, sustainable, simple and harmonious spaces that are both functional and beautiful. I’m also known for using natural elements and repurposed items. My coaching style is gentle but persistent - if you've committed to working with me to create a simpler home, I'm going to hold you accountable to achieving it!


Why are your programs in US Dollars?

My courses and consulting are priced in U.S. dollars because I have clients from around the world, and USD is the standard for international currency. For my fellow Canadians, HST is included in the prices, so you have those savings.


My first short story was written when I was 12, but it only lives in a storage box in my parents' basement. I started my design and simple living blog,Refreshed Designs, in 2011 as a way to transfer what I was learning as I took courses in interior design, sustainable design and photography. There are currently over 400 blog posts on this site. And I've been writing for employers and clients since 1999. It's a beautiful thing to do what you love.

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What's your educational background?

I graduated from the University of New Brunswick with an BA in English and earned a post-graduate certificate in Public Relations from Niagara College. I completed two-thirds of an MBA program but didn’t finishe because I never felt the need to spend time in the classes I wasn't interested in - they just weren’t essential. Instead, I soaked up colour and design theory, took photography, web design and online marketing classes, and continued writing and blogging. Much more enjoyable than finance! Check out myLinkedIn profilefor more details.


Refreshed Designs is located in a rural area on the East Coast of Canada in Fredericton, New Brunswick. I also offeronline servicesavailable to anyone around the globe.

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Who takes your photography?

I take all of the photos seen on this website and on myInstagramaccount, unless otherwise credited and sourced. You're welcome to use them but please give credit and link back.


What are your favourite things?

Coffee, toast and sunshine. Some travel. Also cleaning and organizing (yes, I'mthatperson). And getting lost in a jigsaw puzzle or good book. Oh, and Ted Lasso.

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