Welcome to Creating Home!
My name is Charee, and I want to share a little bit about my story so we can get to know each other better. First off, I’m a wife and mother, and these roles are very important to me. I guess you could say I’m part of a modern family–I have three daughters; my husband has a a son and a daughter; together we have a dog; and now we are the Hansen family! We recently moved into a 100 year old farmhouse in Bountiful, Utah that is only 1900 square feet. We are having so much fun living on a smaller scale and fixing up this cute little house. My family and I have affectionately named it The Turnaround House because when it was built in 1922, the front was the back and the back was the front.
I graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Humanities-English. When my babies were born, I was fortunate to be able to stay at home with them. When they got older, however, I went back to school and graduated Suma cum laude from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. During my time at Utah State, I became certified as a LEED AP Homes and learned all about sustainability. After graduation, I began working at a high-end residential interior designer firm where I have been working for the past three years. I recently published my first book, So You Want To Be An Interior Designer: Interior Design School Handbook about my experiences in design school. I’ve also just started a monthly homemaking magazine called Wilma, which is named after my grandmother.
I guess you can say I consider myself a true creative!
I’ve had a lot of positive women role models in my life who have been homemakers, including my mother and my grandmothers. It’s from them that I get my love of home. They’ve been great examples of women who take pride in creating home, and it’s in their honor that I write this blog.
My mission at Creating Home is to inspire homemakers in their role of the successful creation of home using reflections of a wholesome simpler time.
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