Welcome… I’m Joy.

Come along as I share my love of Interior Design, Fashion, Food, Photography, Family Life, Beauty, and the lifestyle of Southern California, finding JOY in everyday along the way.


  • Mom of two beautiful girls, one in college and one in high school and happily married to my wonderful husband for over 20 years
  • in the process of redecorating/remodeling my home from top to bottom
  • pursuing my dream of Interior Design
  • currently transitioning from full time mom duty to mother of young adults
  • love white roses grown in my garden
  •  eat tons of vegetables everyday
  • bookworm
  • native Californian who is most at home by/at the beach
  • favorite color: pink
  • lover of the arts: plays, musicals, museums, etc…
  • so addicted to chocolate that I have to avoid it altogether
  • self-taught chef and baker
  • love all things related to: home decor, fashion and real estate
  • love watching movies just to look at the decor of any homes featured (I do get great ideas that way).
  • love to get magazines in the mail and read them all cover to cover
  • call me Holly Golightly as I could hang out at Tiffany’s everyday
  • love hearing my girls play the piano
  • photographer since high school
  • my top priority is family and making our lives full of joy, fun and love

Thanks for stopping by.



3 thoughts on “About

  1. sagepetersen says:

    Hi! I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! You work so hard on your blog and your posts are always lovely without fail. Look on my blog for rules on how to accept the award, it’s very simple and fun<3

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