Portfolio

Here is a selection of the pieces I have written for national magazines, regional titles, lifestyle websites, and brands, examples of the deep, richly-descriptive content I will create for your outlet. Settle in and stay awhile.

Design + Decor

Domino.com, “6 Ways I Restyled My Home to Soothe Anxiety”
USA Today Home, “Online Design”
USA Today Home, “Fancy Fences”
Real Simple, “Home Renovations Can Be Seriously Stressful—Here Are 5 Tips for Managing Anxiety”
Food52, “You Don’t Need to Be an Artist to Paint a Mural in Your Home”
Architectural Digest, “Guys, Frank Lloyd Wright Is a Small-Space Renovation Guru”
Hunker, “Emily Henderson on Why the Modern Traditional Trend is Here to Stay—and How to Get the Look”
TODAY.com, “11 Fall Porch Decoration Ideas by Home Experts in 2021”
Country Living, “20 Backyard Fence Ideas for Instant Charm (and Privacy!)
Greatist, “Got Cabin Fever? We’ve Got Rustic Bedroom Inspo, DIYs, and More”
Hunker, “Shea from Studio McGee Shares 5 Traditional Living Room Ideas That Don’t Feel Dated”
Apartment Therapy, “Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Bringing Boho Style Into Your Home”
THE WELL, “How to Make Your Home a Sanctuary”
Better Homes & Gardens, “10 Farmhouse Fall Decor Ideas That Are Simply Perfect for Autumn”
Food52, “6 Removable Wallpaper Mistakes I’ll Never Make Again”
Atomic Ranch, “Modern Makers”
Well+Good, “How to Create a Stress-Free Space to Work from Home”
Apartment Therapy, “Here’s a Smart Strategy to Make Your Small Living Room Feel Larger, According to an Expert”
Hunker, “How to Layer Rugs in Any Room: 7 Tips for Styling Your Floors”
Domino.com, “Your Shelf Brackets Don’t Have to Be Resigned to a Supporting Role”
Hunker, “Joy Cho Shares 6 Simple Ways to Be More Eco-Friendly at Home”
Food52, “The Classic Decorating Trick That’s Making a Comeback”
The Pioneer Woman, “22 Best Closet Organization Ideas That Will Make Your Life So Much Easier”
Apartment Therapy, “The Best Small Space Organization Solutions—According to People Who Live in Tiny Homes”
The Natural by Schmidt’s Naturals, “How to Transform Your Home Into a Self-Care Sanctuary”
Domino.com, “What Hue You Should Paint Each Room, According to Color Psychology”
Hunker, “7 Characteristics of Bauhaus Architecture You Need to Know”
French Style, “Bon Appetit”
Hunker, “These Green Home Office Ideas Will Make the Perfect Zoom Meeting Background”
Country Living, “34 DIY Wall Art Ideas to Add Personality to Your Home”
The Spruce, “10 Ideas for Using Macrame as Home Decor”
Apartment Therapy, “Here’s Everything You Need to Know About the Coastal Grandmother Trend”
Hunker, “The 30 Best White Paint Colors For Your Home”
Cottage White, “Breathing Spaces”
Hunker, “We Asked 6 Designers for Their Budget Bathroom Remodel Tips”
Vintage Style, “Easy Does It”
Hunker, “Color Forecasting by the National Park Service—We Approve”

Home Tours

Atomic Ranch, “Zen Meets Midcentury”
Domino.com, “A ’70s Sunken Tub Was the One Thing That Stayed in This Retro Bathroom Refresh”
Better Homes & Gardens Christmas Ideas, “Sweetness of the Season”
Luxe Interiors + Design, “A 1970s Abode Masters The Feel Of An Old Florida Garden House”
Cottage Style, “Village Charmer”
Naturally, Danny Seo, “Lost & Found”
Midwest Home, “Fall in Love with Finlanders Farm”
Hunker, “This Laurel Canyon Farmstead Will Fill You With Awe and Wonderment”
American Farmhouse Style, “A Canadian Christmas”
Flea Market Decor, “Horse & Hound”
The Spruce, “House Tour: A Bright and Airy Home in Madison, Wisconsin”
American Farmhouse Style, “Lone Star Treasure”
Flea Market Decor, “Cool & Collected”
Lakeshore Living Madison, “Safe Haven”
Hunker, “This Portland Townhouse Is Rich in Character Thanks to a Treasure Trove of Secondhand Goods”
The Cottage Journal, “A Breath of Fresh Air”
Flea Market Decor, “Oh, Say Can You Sea”
American Farmhouse Style, “The House That DIY Built”
Cottage White, “Traditional Simplicity”
Lakeshore Living Madison, “Easy Breezy”
Flea Market Décor, “Beach Style on a Budget”
The Cottage Journal, “Rustic Retreat”
Rustic Country, “Peace in the Pines”
Flea Market Decor, “Nesting Season”
Southern Cottage, “Easy Elegance”
Lakeshore Living Northwoods, “Cozy Charm on the Water”
Vintage Beautiful, “Recovered Relics of the Past”
The Cottage Journal, “Maritime Masterpiece”
Flea Market Decor, “The Life Eclectic”
Lakeshore Living Lake Geneva, “A Lake Beulah Restful Retreat”
Lived-In Style, “Worn and Well-Loved”
Cottage White, “Bright Beauty”
Lakeshore Living Madison, “Warmth and Light on Lake Mendota”
Bohemian Home, “Midcentury Meets Bohemian”
Flea Market Décor, “Comfort & Joy”
Cottage White, “Fall in Love”
Cottages & Bungalows, “Natural Elegance”
BRAVA, “Practical Magic”
Lakeshore Living Northwoods, “Making Memories”
French Style, “California Comfort”
The Cottage Journal, “Urban Oasis”
Flea Market Decor, “Mastering Midcentury”
Lakeshore Living Madison, “A Magical Mix”
Cottages & Bungalows, “Small Wonder”
At the Lake, “Treasures from the Past”

Vintage

Domino, “From Flea to Shining Flea”
Midwest Living, “7 Vintage Decor Shops in the Midwest Worth Traveling For”
Apartment Therapy, “10 Completely Clever Ways to Transform Vintage Objects Into Lighting”
The Spruce, “Creative Ways to Showcase a Vintage Collection”
Vintage Style, “Raise a Glass”
Apartment Therapy, “How to Shop for Vintage Art Online So That You Get Exactly What You’re Searching For”
Hunker, “25 Midcentury Living Room Ideas That Stand the Test of Time”
Vintage Celebrations, “A Feast for Free Spirits”
Apartment Therapy, “A Brief History of Macramé, the Popular Craft That’s Been Around for Centuries”
BRAVA, “It’s a Mod, Mod World”
Food52, “A Newbie’s Guide to Mid-Century Modern in Your Home”
Lived-In Style, “What’s in a Name?”
Saatva Sleep Enlightened, “6 Ways to Bring Mid-Century Modern Design Into Your Bedroom”
Vintage Celebrations, “Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth”
Flea Market Decor, “A-Camping We Will Go”
Lived-In Style, “Delight in Bakelite”

Holiday/Seasonal

The Pioneer Woman, “41 DIY Easter Decorations to Spruce Up Your Home This Spring”
Midwest Living, “Festive Trains to Ride This Holiday Season”
Forbes, “The Best Halloween Decorations That Are Downright Otherworldly”
Taste of Home, “The Cutest (and Spookiest!) Halloween Advent Calendars to Buy”
Country Living, “27 Best Alternative Christmas Trees Made for Creative Holiday Decor”
The Pioneer Woman, “25 Christmas Traditions Around the World That Will Surprise and Delight You”
Real Simple, “5 Helpful Tips to Cope With Holiday Stress (and Prevent It in the First Place)”
The Pioneer Woman, “40 DIY 4th of July Decorations for Your Patriotic Celebration”
TODAY.com, “How Long Do Christmas Trees Really Last? Tips to Keep Yours Looking Fresh All December Long”
O Magazine, “12 Virtual Mother’s Day Ideas That Will Bring You Closer Together”
The Pioneer Woman, “25 Candy Cane Crafts That Are Sure to Sweeten Your Holiday”
TODAY.com, “The History and Meaning Behind Traditional Christmas Colors”
The Pioneer Woman, “30 Easy Summer Crafts That Are Fun for the Whole Family”
Midwest Home, “‘Tis the Season for Holiday Home Decorations”
TODAY.com, “12 Labor Day Facts About the Holiday’s Storied History”
The Pioneer Woman, “40 Best Christmas Garland Ideas to Envelop Your Home in Holiday Cheer”
Country Living, “16 DIY Book Character Costumes for Halloween”
TODAY.com, “60 Inspirational Thanksgiving Quotes to Help You Express Your Gratitude”
The Pioneer Woman, “35 DIY Fall Decorations to Make Your Home Extra Cozy”
Travel Wisconsin, “Holiday Lights: Spectacular Shows in Wisconsin”
The Pioneer Woman, “50 Best Christmas Card Photo Ideas to Send to Your Family and Friends”

Wellness + Mental Health

USA Today Home, “Healthy Habitats”
Shape, “The 7 Best Strength Training Exercises for Runners”
Real Simple, “A Clean and Tidy Home Can Boost Your Mental Health—Here’s Where to Start”
Talkspace, “How to Tell if You Have a Sleep Disorder”
Parade.com, “Pandemic-Related Depression is Rampant—Here’s How to Make Yourself Feel Better, According to Experts”
Naturally, Danny Seo, “Peaceful Easy Feeling”
TODAY.com, “Expert Tips to Treat Your Skin During Menopause”
Good Housekeeping, “5 Things I Learned Using BetterMe, an App That Helps You Live Healthy”
At the Lake, “When Scrolling Takes a Toll”
Good Housekeeping, “Skipping Spring Cleaning Can Make Allergies and Asthma Much Worse, According to Doctors”
Healthline, “Here’s What You Should Do If You Have a Panic Attack in Public”
Apartment Therapy, ““Autumn Anxiety” Is a Thing, and This Is How I Deal with It”
Runner’s World, “The Runner’s Guide to Dealing With Ankle Sprains”
Parade.com, “Animal Therapy Can Work Wonders for Your Mental Health—Here’s What to Know About It”
Naturally, Danny Seo, “Body & Soul”
Saatva, “How to Sleep Like an Olympic Athlete”
The Natural by Schmidt’s Naturals, “How Aromatherapy Can Help Symptoms of Winter Depression”
Verywell, “What Is Doom Scrolling?”
TODAY.com, “Podiatrists Share Why You Might Want Recovery Shoes for Post-Workouts — Plus 7 to Shop”
Healthline/Bezzy, “I Tried ‘Forest Therapy.’ Here’s What It Did for My Mental Health”
Tiny Trips, “5 Wellness Benefits of Houseplants, According to a ‘Plantfluencer'”
Practical Pain Management, “Reiki and Pain Relief: Can This Complementary Treatment Actually Help?”
Good Housekeeping, “Summer Depression is a Thing—Here’s What You Need to Know”
Parade.com, “Is It the Winter Blues, or Something More? Here are 15 Signs You May Have Seasonal Affective Disorder”
Naturally, Danny Seo, “Get Glowing”
SpineUniverse, “Can Running Help Back Pain? An Expert Weighs In”
Saatva Sleep Enlightened, “The Sleep and Health Benefits of Tai Chi”
Naturally, Danny Seo, “On a Roll”
Parade.com, “Suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder? Here are 30 Ways to Treat This Form of Depression”
The Natural by Schmidt’s Naturals, “Face Your Fear of the Dentist with These Calming Tips”
At the Lake, “How to Get Through the Flu”
Saatva Sleep Enlightened, “4 Gentle Stretches to Help You Fall Asleep Faster”
Prevention, “Science Says Baths Can Reduce Inflammation And Beat Stress – Here’s How to Take Your Most Luxurious One Ever”
Parade.com, “Is Text Therapy As Effective as Talk Therapy? Experts Weigh In on This Modern-Day Mental Health Aid”
Healthline/Bezzy, “5 Small Ways to Get Organized When Your Depression Has Other Ideas”
SpineUniverse, “6 Tips to Calm Spine Surgery Anxiety”
At the Lake, “Up and Running”
Parade.com, “If You Know (Or Suspect) That Someone in Your Life Has an Eating Disorder, Here Are 17 Things You Should Never Say to Them”
Vitruvi Basenotes, “Self-Care Tips for Welcoming Spring”
At the Lake, “Well Coached”
The Natural by Schmidt’s Naturals, “4 Eating Tips for Gluten-Sensitive or Celiac Newbies”
Saatva Sleep Enlightened, “The Best and Worst Holiday Desserts for Your Sleep”
SpineUniverse, “15 Ways to Practice Self-Care When You Have Back Pain”
Parade.com, “Not Making the Right Mental Health Match? Here’s How to Break Up With Your Therapist”
Prevention, “The Best Ways to Avoid Jet Lag When You Travel Across Time Zones”
The Natural by Schmidt’s Naturals, “Showering to Help Soothe a Headache”
At the Lake, “Beyond the Winter Blues”
The Natural by Schmidt’s Naturals, “6 Ways to Build a Better Morning Routine”
Rodale’s Organic Life, “8 Simple and Satisfying Ways to Practice Better Self Care This Summer”
Verilux, “10 Ways to Bring More Light Into Your Life”
The Natural by Schmidt’s Naturals, “Essential Oils: Your New Workout Partners”
Parade.com, “‘Mental Health Gyms’ Are Trending—Here’s How They Can Help Boost Resilience and Help Us Better Handle Life’s Challenges”
Reviewed/USA Today, “I Tried a Meditation App for 30 Days – Here’s What Happened”
Parade.com, “Does Your Loved One Have Schizophrenia? Here Are 10 Ways You Can Help”
At the Lake, “More Than Just Worry”
The Natural by Schmidt’s Naturals, “5 Ways to Stay Cool During Hot Summer Workouts”
Healthline, “Nature’s 9 Most Powerful Medicinal Plants and the Science Behind Them”
SpineUniverse, “6 Tips for Hiking With—and Without—Back Pain”
Prevention, “The Ideal Routine for a Perfect Night’s Sleep, According to Experts”
The Natural by Schmidt’s Naturals, “7 Beautifying Kitchen Ingredients You Can Add to Your Bath”
Well+Good, “Etsy Has Some Truly Genius Ways to Organize Your Essential Oils”
SpineUniverse, “How to Train for a Race or Triathlon with Back Pain”
Prevention, “9 Natural Remedies for Seasonal Affective Disorder”
Verilux, “10 Ways to Add Light Therapy to Your Daily Routine”

Travel

Country Living, “The 12 Best Places in the U.S. to Go Whale Watching (and When to Go)
USA Today Go Escape Gulf Coast, “Shell? Yeah!”
Midwest Living, “8 Midwest Destinations That Feel Like Europe—No Passport Required”
USA Today Go Escape, “Hot Sounds of Summer”
Travel Wisconsin, “Travel Back in Time at These Wisconsin Cabins and Hotels”
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, “Top 10 Trails in Illinois”
Curbed Chicago, “A Tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Madison, Mapped”
Experience Wisconsin, “Frank Lloyd Wright’s Wisconsin”
Tiny Trips, “Airstreams, Midcentury Design, and the Great Outdoors: A Peek Inside AutoCamp Cape Cod”
The Pioneer Woman, “25 Romantic Bed and Breakfasts In the U.S. to Book for Valentine’s Day”
Country Living, “The 50 Best Hikes in the US: Our Definitive Guide”
Midwest Living, “Milwaukee Has Incredible Food Halls—Here Are Our Favorite Ones to Try”
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, “5 Rail-Trails to Awe at the Architecture”
Destination Madison, “5 Madison Area Day Trips That Feel a World Away”
The Natural by Schmidt’s Naturals, “How to Plan an Eco-Friendly Summer Trip”
Travel Wisconsin, “One-Of-A-Kind Winter Lodging in Wisconsin”
Tiny Trips, “11 Ways to Enjoy a Ski Trip If You’re Not a Skier”
Experience Wisconsin, “A Vintage Treasure Hunt”
BRAVA, “22 Great Weekends”
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, “Wisconsin’s White River State Trail”
Destination Madison, “A Runner’s Guide to Madison”
Curbed Chicago, “18 Small Towns Near Chicago You Need to Visit Right Now”
At the Lake, “The Magic of Lake Lawn Resort”
Experience Wisconsin, “Down on the Farm”
Travel Wisconsin, “Get to Know Wisconsin’s Ice Age Trail, a Hiker’s Paradise”
BRAVA, “Peace & Quiet”
Midwest Living, “7 Dog-Friendly Midwest Breweries Your Canine Companion Will Enjoy As Much As You”
French Style, “All in La Famille”
Experience Wisconsin, “It’s a Shore Thing”
BRAVA, “Purple Reign”
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, “Take an American Adventure on 10 Presidential Pathways”
Experience Wisconsin, “A Weekend with Friends”
Craftsy, “8 Tips for Shopping Fall Farmers’ Markets”
BRAVA, “Elkhorn’s Good Things”

E-Comm/Products/Shopping

Naturally, Danny Seo, “Second Life”
Forbes, “The Best Dining Tables to Help You Enjoy Family Dinners in Style”
Reviewed/USA Today, “8 Trendy Home Decor Brands You Didn’t Know Were on Amazon”
Parade.com, “A ‘Fidget Toy’ Can Be An Excellent Coping Tool for Depression and Anxiety—Here Are 14 of Them”
Apartment Therapy, “9 Curved Sofas That Will Add Instant Glamour to Your Space”
Domino.com, “The Best Pool Floats for Summer Go Beyond the Pizza Slice”
Forbes, “The Best Fall Candles To Add To Your Collection In 2022”
Hunker, “Shop the Hunker House: A Jewel-Tone Library That Speaks Volumes”
Vitruvi Basenotes, “Beautiful Home Accessories for Spring”
Forbes, “This Pedestal Fan From Amazon Has Completely Changed The Way I Sleep”
The Isthmus, “Life After Demolition”
Domino.com, “The Five Best Body Pillows for Snuggling Up With, According to Domino Editors”
Prevention, “12 Natural Travel-Sized Beauty Products to Bring on Your Next Summer Trip”
Apartment Therapy, “54 of the Best Gifts You Can Shop on Amazon Right Now”

Profiles

Naturally, Danny Seo, “Meet Meat Made Without Meat”
Runner’s World, “How to Run Strong for Decades Like Molly Barker, Founder of Girls on the Run”
BRAVA, “Human Kind”
Parade.com, “How Telehealth Changed the Course of My Life During the Coronavirus Pandemic”
Naturally, Danny Seo, “Waste Not, Want Not”
Hunker, “A Man, A Van, and a Boho Tin Box Make Up This Unlikely Florist”
Naturally, Danny Seo, “So Fresh & So Clean”
Lived-In Style, “Stitches in Time”
Naturally, Danny Seo, “Take It Slow”
At the Lake, “Building a Legacy”
Rodale’s Organic Life, “No One Cared For My Environmental Activism – Until I Dressed Up as a Mermaid Every Day”
Flea Market Decor, “Q&A: A Clean Sweep”
Wisconsin People & Ideas, “Sweet Surprise”
BRAVA, “Cooperative Venture”
At the Lake, “On Cloud Wine”
BRAVA, “A Career Reimagined”
The Isthmus, “The Sweet Life”
BRAVA, “Still I Rise”
BRAVA, “Shaping Downtown”

Branded Content

Country Living, “What a Perfect Weekend of Holiday Volunteering Looks Like”
Good Housekeeping, “6 Laundry Room Investments That Are Actually Worth It”
House Beautiful, “How to Design the Ultimate Work-From-Home Space, According to an Expert”
Good Housekeeping, “7 Affordable Organizing Storage Solutions for Small Student Living Spaces”
Country Living, “5 Party Ideas That Give Back to Your Community”
Good Housekeeping, “5 Surprising Ways Your Phone Can Get You Off the Couch”
Good Housekeeping, “The Laundry Investments That’ll Save You a Ton of Time During the Holidays”
Country Living, “The Check List: Travel Essentials For Your Active Dog”
Good Housekeeping, “6 Rental Car Tips That’ll Save You Time and Money on Your Next Family Trip”

Feel-Good

Chewy.com, “What My Dog’s Devastating Illness Taught Me About Strength”
At the Lake, “A Breath of Fresh Air”
The Isthmus, “Heartland Farm Sanctuary Helps Animals That Help Kids”
Live Happy, “Girl Power”
The Isthmus, “Being Brave”
BRAVA, “Design for a Difference”
The Isthmus, “Girls on the Run of Dane County Marks a Decade of Changing Young Lives”

General Lifestyle

O Magazine, “15 Virtual Birthday Party Ideas to Make Your Zoom Celebration Special”
Real Simple, “How a ‘Mini Retirement’ Sabbatical Can Be Good for the Soul-and Your Career”
Martha Stewart Living, “A Celestial Birthday for Kids That Was Written in the Stars”
At the Lake, “A Timeless Place”
Domino.com, “Consider This: 5 Easy Ways to Move, the Eco-Friendly Way”
Bella Grace, “Befriending the Darkness”
Runner’s World, “15 Instagram Fails That Every Runner Has Experienced”
Chicago Style Weddings, “What to Consider When Planning a Destination Wedding”
At the Lake, “Smooth Sailing”
BRAVA, “Great Places for Women to Work”
Wisconsin People & Ideas, “Big Cheese”
Runner’s World, “25 Running Dogs of Instagram That Embody Us All”
Contently, “10 Creative Apps That Will Make You a Better Writer”
Contently, “10 Magazines Every Writer Should Read”