Episodes
Today on Creating Your Happy Place, we are chatting with special guest Kathy Davis! Kathy traded the white picket fence for a life on the road, living in a fifth-wheel RV with her husband and 2 cats.  Listen to hear about her transition to a home-on-wheels, what obstacles she faced (and continues to face) in making this bold move, and what we can learn from her when making our own tiny kitchens work as hard as we need them to. Kathy Davis is a plant-based lifestyle coach and recipe...
Published 09/08/21
Published 09/08/21
Today on Creating Your Happy Place, we are chatting with special guest Jessica Butts! Jessica is a Meyers Briggs Expert who decided one day she was done with her home.  How did she decide she was done with her home? Was letting go easy? Since she's a former Psychotherapist, what has she discovered about her personality type and how it relates to what she needs from her home? All of these questions and more were answered in this incredible episode. Jessica is the Creator/CEO of Front Seat...
Published 07/30/21
Today on Creating Your Happy Place, we are chatting with special guest Dana Parker! Dana is an emotional resiliency coach who grew up in the Mormon church and was married at 19. All within a few years she left the church, got a divorce, lost her job, went bankrupt, all the while trying to be a great mom to four boys. By losing everything, she says she's learned that her house is not her home and that actually, if she's at home with herself, then she can be at home anywhere. Listen to hear...
Published 07/16/21
Today on Creating Your Happy Place, we are chatting with special guest Maegan Blau! Maegan Blau is an interior designer based in sunny Arizona.  In 2009 she incurred a C6-C8 spinal cord injury and has been a wheelchair user ever since. She is diagnosed with an incomplete C8 spinal cord injury which has obviously changed the way she lives in the blink of an eye. As a person with a disability, it seemed the majority of options to make homes accessible were straight-up ugly and very...
Published 07/02/21
Today on Creating Your Happy Place, we are chatting with special guest Mitzi Beach! No matter what age we are, everyone wants to have a happy home. That said, what we need from our home may change over time. Mitzi is an expert in Aging in Place, and shares with us what home looks like for those over 50! Mitzi Beach A.S.I.D. C.A.P.S. is an award-winning Interior Designer, Author, and 50+ Demographic Marketing & Lifestyle Specialist. Author of the brand new book “Design...
Published 06/18/21
Today on Creating Your Happy Place, we are chatting with special guest Star Hansen! Star lives in Tucson Arizona in a Santa Fe-style home with her boyfriend, and her 2 dogs, a cat, and 13 coy fish. She's a Certified Professional Organizer, aka a clutter whisperer! In this episode, she shares what clutter is (both physical and mental), and how we can deal with it. Star Hansen brings peace to the world one color-coded label at a time.  Known as the “Lifestyle Organizer,” Star’s multi-layered...
Published 06/04/21
Today on Creating Your Happy Place, we are chatting with special guest Samantha Kellgren! Samantha had been living in downtown Chicago for 10 and a half years, when she decided she needed a change in pace. Specifically, she wanted mountains! She and her husband packed up their belongings and moved to slower-paced Asheville North Carolina, with their 11-month-old son. In this episode, Samantha talks about everything from why she moved, to what it's like working from home, to the mental impact...
Published 05/18/21
Today on Creating Your Happy Place, we are chatting with special guest Spencer Frost! Spencer is a 31-year-old who was diagnosed with Achondroplasia Dwarfism at birth. He's just a regular guy who currently works for Apple as a Technical Support Advisor. In this episode, he talks about what navigating life, and home, as a little person is like. Spencer and his wife live in a one-story house they just purchased in Leander,  Texas, and are eager to finish out all the interior decorating they...
Published 04/30/21
 Today on Creating Your Happy Place, we are chatting with special guest Grace Mase! Grace lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two kids. After going through her own home improvement nightmare, she decided there must be a better way to go about...
Published 04/14/21
Today on Creating Your Happy Place, we are chatting with special guest Christina Frost! Christina is a whimsy instructor and consultant, teaching others about how to bring surprise and adventure into your life. But how did she end up on this amazing...
Published 03/23/21
Today on Creating Your Happy Place, we are chatting with special guest Anne Strunk! Anne is involved with Special Spaces; a nonprofit that designs dream bedrooms for kids with life-threatening illnesses. She got started with them back in 2011, after...
Published 03/05/21
Today on Creating Your Happy Place, we are chatting with special guest Crystal Collinson! Crystal is an interior design that specializes in model homes.  Listen in to hear how she designs spaces that everyone will like, instead of just the family who's...
Published 02/19/21
Today on Creating Your Happy Place, we are chatting with special guest Val Sporleder! Val is an expert in accessory dwelling units- think backyard cottages, in-law suites, or even a detached home office! If you're thinking about changing the footprint...
Published 01/27/21
Today on Creating Your Happy Place, we are chatting with special guest Katie McLaughlin!  Katie is passionate about creating happier, healthier workplaces. In this episode, Katie talks about workplaces both in the corporate office, and at your at-home...
Published 01/14/21
Today on Creating Your Happy Place, we are chatting with special guest Sarah Siegele! Sarah has had an extremely unlucky past with homes. They've been flooded, flooded again, and then near fires!? Listen to this episode to hear about Sarah's journey and...
Published 01/03/21
Today on Creating Your Happy Place, we are chatting with special guest Holly Chayes! Holly is a  style consultant with a background in theatrical costume design, and she knows all about fashion! Living in New York City, she has a New York City...
Published 12/11/20
Today on Creating Your Happy Place, we chat with special guest Tracey Warren! CEO of the co-working space In-Spark, this eternal optimist faced (and conquered) a cancer diagnosis with a smile. In this episode she shares why she started a co-working...
Published 11/18/20
Today on Creating Your Happy Place, we are chatting with special guest Marni Jameson! Marni shares her experiences with merging homes, specifically how she and her husband navigated sharing their spaces. But also talks about being a human just trying to...
Published 10/27/20
Today on Creating Your Happy Place, we are chatting with special guest Elise Buie about homeschooling! Living in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, she and her family lost their home and had to be evacuated to Georgia. All the while homeschooling her...
Published 10/09/20
Today on Creating Your Happy Place, we are chatting with special guest Laura Felton about living small! If you want to live small, struggle with living small, or just wonder about living small, whether it's to simply your life or to leave a smaller...
Published 09/25/20
Welcome to Creating Your Happy Place! A podcast that explores how our spaces support (or sabotage) our happiness and make it easier (or harder) to reach our goals, then empowers you to do whatever it takes to get happy at home. 😊🏡Make sure to review and...
Published 09/17/20
Welcome to Creating Your Happy Place! A podcast that explores how our spaces support (or sabotage) our happiness and make it easier (or harder) to reach our goals, then empowers you to do whatever it takes to get happy at home. 😊🏡Make sure to review and...
Published 09/10/20
Welcome to Creating Your Happy Place! A podcast that explores how our spaces support (or sabotage) our happiness and make it easier (or harder) to reach our goals, then empowers you to do whatever it takes to get happy at home. 😊🏡Make sure to review and...
Published 08/27/20
Welcome to Creating Your Happy Place! A podcast that explores how our spaces support (or sabotage) our happiness and make it easier (or harder) to reach our goals, then empowers you to do whatever it takes to get happy at home. 😊🏡Make sure to review and...
Published 08/13/20