so this is how the story goes…

there once was a girl who went to a military wives social event who let it slip through her lips that she loved to decorate. then without even thinking she announced to the group “I want to have my own business someday.” she came home, not realizing what she had said, but knew that since that phrase came from somewhere so unplanned and instinctual, it had to mean something. she thinks and ponders how to make her decorating hobby something she gets paid for and tries very hard to talk herself out of it and just suck it up and go back to the corporate world. feeling sick at the thought of doing the corporate-shmorporate bobblehead routine again, she starts seriously thinking about her own business. she meets a neighbor that points her in the direction of a course set up for decorators & home stagers actually looking to make a profit and run a successful, legitimate business. she researches…and then the phone rings. one of the wives at the military social event calls and invites to her home for a color consultation. it goes very well. the girl finds a painter to give an estimate, who is the top referral at the local benjamin moore paint store. the painter offers to make her referrals to him something that she can profit from too. the painter is impressed at the color pallette and utilization of color in the home and wants to partner with her for future client color consultations and decorating job referrals, since he just lost his two go-to designers. this girl, with no business cards, no website, not even a local phone number just landed herself a new career.

as if there was ever a doubt this is what she should do with her life…!!!


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.