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A Day in the Life: Michaela Noelle Designs



I am beyond excited for today’s ‘A Day in the Life’ because Michaela and I actually went to high school together! We’ve kept up with each other ever since and watching her takeover the world one interior design project at a time has been such a blessing to me. Not only is she an incredible designer, she is also the founder of the dreamy Bloom Workshop. I’ve had the pleasure of attending one of her workshops and it was nothing short of a dream come true. To learn more about Michaela, head to her about page here. To learn more about how she balances all the roles in her life from business owner to dog-mama, keep reading!

Friday Feels

Hi Friends! It’s Friday! This week jumped on my back and kicked me in the ribs. That visual is a little intense, but it was one of those weeks where you look back and know the only way you got through it was by the grace of God. The week that you spend more time than not asking forgiveness and praying for the fruits of the spirit to overtake you. Joy, patience, peace…all of em’. Send them all my way! But we’ve made it to Friday and all is well.

Not Fitting In

“Fitting in” is something ingrained in us from a young age. We don’t know exactly what it looks like, but we know we’re supposed to do it. Well, if you take one look at me in a room full of my peers you know I never mastered the whole thing.

D.C. Weekends

Once we decided this moving thing was actually happening, we knew it was time to get serious about soaking up all this city has to offer. Our good friends moved away years ago and somehow we’ve seen each other more in recent years than we did when we both lived here! They were in town for the weekend and invited us to the zoo, which was just the motivation we needed to head into the city for the day. 

Moving Series Part 1: How we knew it was time.



I grew up in Chicago, moved to Baltimore halfway through 6th grade and to Northern California halfway through freshman year of high school. I moved to back to Chicago for my freshman year of college until I was offered a scholarship to play volleyball in San Francisco. I moved to St. Louis after O and I were married and a few months later, moved to Virginia. I’m no stranger to moving.