Celebrate Mom, Celebrate Life:
Diana of The Girl Creative
Diana is a creative girl who embraces her laid-back, simple family life. She prides herself in being an ordinary girl who has gone through life’s ups and downs.
This loving mom of three and wife to a dedicated police officer has had the opportunity of having a full-time job and has relocated and started over since.
Today, Diana lives in a 1950s cape and blogs about DIY home décor, sewing projects, and other creative adventures on The Girl Creative, which was borne out of Diana’s love to create, share, and make people happy.
Diana’s carefree style is one lesson her mother taught her. For as long as your house exudes warmth and coziness, it’s a home – even if your furniture pieces don’t match! Learn more about Diana in this interview with Balsam Hill.
BH: What is the most rewarding and most challenging aspect of being a mother?
Diana: I think the most challenging thing about being a mother is realizing that you get one chance to raise your kids; it’s a huge responsibility. They watch everything you do and when you see some of your negative traits in them, you realize that YOU had better get your act together! The most rewarding thing about it is when they do something that makes you so proud and you realize that just maybe you aren’t doing so bad after all.
BH: How has motherhood changed your style and design aesthetics?
Diana: It has definitely made me more flexible. I want things a certain way but when you have three busy kids in your very small house, you just have to let some of that go. You won’t have a perfect home for a very long time.
BH: How has your mother inspired your decorating style? Would you mind sharing some decorating advice she’s given you with us?
Diana: I think I’ve gotten my carefree style from my mom. My house, when I was growing up, was very ‘lived in.’ The furniture never matched. You never had to worry about making a mess or ruining anything because it was very broken in. Something about that was very warm and welcoming so when I decorate my home, I want it to have that warm and cozy feeling, too.
BH: What advice has your mother given you that you would also like to give to your children?
Diana: My mom always taught me to try my best and, as long as you did your best, that’s all that mattered. I try to do the same for my own kids.
BH: How do you and your family prepare your home for spring? Is there a specific piece of decor you put out that signifies spring has arrived?
Diana: You know it’s officially springtime when my husband cuts the lawn for the first time and puts the Adirondack chairs out on the front lawn. We sit back, admire our green grass, and watch the kids play.
BH: What’s your idea of a perfect Mother’s Day celebration?
Diana: Oh, this is an easy question to answer! No cooking or cleaning and a LONG nap!