Updated: Mar 19, 2019
Hi! My name is La Shana “Lah Lah” Thank you for checking out my blog! I will be sharing my home décor pics, design ideas, current projects, some DIY décor tips, and a bunch of other goodies!
About me~ I am a military wife, married to my best friend for 10 years! We have 5 children (4 girls, and 1 boy, whose names all begin with the letter “Z”). Hey, I figured after the first two were Z’s, I must keep this going. I am a self-taught Interior Stylist, and the world’s best cheesecake baker on the planet (according to people who have tried my cheesecakes!). I am also an aspiring contractor, interior painter, and an Etsy shop owner (I like to build furniture out of wood pallets). Check out my Esty shop!
I inherited my love and passion for interior design from my late grandmother. I always looked forward to discussing home décor during my weekend visits with her. I previously worked in the casino industry on night shift for over 14 years. During that period, I gained an interest in Real Estate and became a licensed Realtor. I worked both jobs while designing and decorating on my days off. With 4 children at the time, the yearly deployments, and just being a mom, my schedule didn’t work for our family anymore. I became a stay at home mom for 2 ½ years. Once our little one became independent, (you know, potty trained, eating on her own, stuff like that), I went back into the work force. With a Real Estate background, I went into the mortgage industry. I wanted some type of normalcy, so casino night shift was out of the question. I know what you are thinking, (Why didn’t you start your Interior design business years ago?) Truth is, I didn’t know how unsatisfied I was with my career until I got what I thought I wanted (sounds crazy, I know). Remember, at this point, Interior designing and decorating was my weekend hobby. Sometimes you get so caught up in what you think you should be doing versus what you truly want and love to do.
Almost 2 years ago, I was promoted and offered a position to manage a Document Control department. This was great, right? I have my own department, a great team, i’m working normal hours, our kids are all in school (no more daycare). I worked so hard to get to this point in my career. This is what I always wanted right, wrong. Something was missing. This was not my dream. I really took a look at where I was in my career and ask myself “What makes me happy, what gives me drive?” It had finally clicked for me. All I could think about was designing and decorating homes, and being my own boss. I mean, I figured if I can manage a team, how hard can it be to manage myself. (BTW, its so much harder to manage yourself). Was I going to give up my career to be happy, to become an entrepreneur and live out my dream? “Yep”. With the support of my husband, family, and friends, I officially decided to leave my career in the mortgage industry to pursue my life long dream as an Interior Designer! Is it hard? Yes. Is it a lot of work? Of course. Is it stress free? Absolutely not. Am I happy? Never been happier!
Lah Lah 😉