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Nov 4, 2022

Hello, it is great to be back with you. I am in a remarkably chipper mood. And for one, it's because it's like 70 degrees outside, and it's November. And that thrills me beyond belief. It's like I get this extended summer spring. I don't know what, but I'm here for it because I'm still not even wearing a coat. So that's been delightfully energizing and has done wonders for my mood and everything. 

But I am also riding high because so many of you joined me for today's webinar. So I had a webinar on the three secrets to becoming an interior designer who gets paid. And it was so exciting for me that it was my first webinar. I've attended webinars and seen other people give them, but I have never personally given a webinar, and I was a little nervous. I was planning for it, thinking about it, and asking my friends who regularly run webinars and are total pros.

The other significant reason is that I had so much fun. I got to meet you from around the world. There are people from Ireland, Scotland, Australia, and the United States. We talked about what it looks like to have a passion for interior design and how you get to money because there are so many circuitous paths or people need that clear vision. And there are only so many visions that you really can have. I received great feedback from the event, and I had a blast!

As far as the home goes, It's been three months in my new house, and it's still chaotic. Because out here in Connecticut, I have a different handyman team. When I was in Westchester, my handyman lived less than a mile away and would come over at the drop of a hat. Also, I could get anything in two weeks because supply chain issues were not a thing. And it's just overwhelming. It feels like it will never end, and I know it will end, but I'm not too fond of a drawn-out timeline. It's already been three months, and I can't keep living like this. 

But I'm also tired of complaining about it to you, my podcast listeners. Hopefully, it's made you feel less alone if you're moving.  I'll stop dwelling on the negativity, mainly because the weather's so lovely. Thank you for being so supportive! Now, I will support you by answering questions in the mailbag. 

This episode, we discuss…

[10:58] Help with Sofa placement to make use of space in open concept style (Christina)

[14:59] What are your thoughts on affordable beaded bedroom chandeliers? (Sue) 

[19:47] What color cocktail table should I buy, help me figure out what’s missing in my space (Elizabeth) 







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