A Maven?

I was once described by a friend as a maven. She had just finished reading The Tipping Point, by Malcolm Gladwell which used the term to describe people who are “intense gatherers of information and impressions, and so are often the first to pick up on new or nascent trends. Gladwell also suggests that mavens may act most effectively when in collaboration with connectors- i.e., those people who have wide network of casual acquaintances by whom they are trusted, often a network that crosses many social boundaries and groups. Connectors can thus easily and widely distribute the advice or insights of a maven.”

So, in discovering what I am really passionate about in life, I have decided that it is being a maven. I love to share with others, the research I do on products and projects and anything that I find interesting! (so you are thinking about how lucky you are to be my friend right about now, right?!? Hahaa …kidding)

Anyhoo, this came to mind today when I found a new use for a product I have been using for years and wanted to share! I was introduced to the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser by my friend KT, who used it to clean her littermaid litter box, and then just threw the sponge away. Since this is probably the most disgusting household chore that exists, I experimented with the product and came to rely on it for much more than the litter box duties. It cleans up white door frames, refrigerators, coffee stained counter tops and today…it did its best job yet! I was caught in a slushy freezing rain storm the last time I wore my white puma sneakers and they ended up nearly brown by the time I made it in & out of the grocery store. I was pondering how to get them clean today and thought I would give the Magic Eraser a shot. Wise decision! They clean white leather up to the brightest perfect shade of white! So next time you contemplate how to clean those gray/brown kicks that used to be white, grab a magic eraser & get to work!

Hi! Hello! I am Shawna, the founder of Styleberry Blog. This creative corner of the internet has become a learning haven for moms and creatives, offering a warm and encouraging nudge to those who wish to be better and do better, but often don't know where to start. From Decorating to DIY to Diapers and Paleo-ish Dishes, I strive to make the complicated simple and empower women to take action beyond their personal comfort zone. I subscribe to the Shine Theory & so strongly believe that we shine when the women around us shine and mutual support—lifting up instead of tearing down--will always be the culture here. Are you in? I hope so! Beyond the computer, I run Styleberry Creative where I work with clients to create low fuss, high function spaces that are pretty and practical in San Antonio, Texas and beyond. I LOVE making a house a home. My own studs out renovation is now complete and I am now back to working with clients. Please don't hesitate to drop me a line if you'd like to work together! I hope you’ll join me on this fun new adventure! Xo.