Hi, there – I’m Annie!

I love talking with other middle-aged women about making our lives more the way we want them to be. There are a lot of blogs out there which will show you how to live a perfect life, have a perfect home, and be a perfect parent.  Reading my blog should never make you feel that you are not living up to some arbitrary, unattainable standard. I believe that we each have our own unique style and connect with each other through our aspirations, imperfections, and vulnerabilities – so I am willing to share real stories from my own messy effort to create a plenty perfect life.


As a single mom and entrepreneur, I understand living in a real house with real kids, a budget, a dog, and never enough time or storage space. I believe we have a lot to learn from each other and can benefit from sharing ideas for getting more of what we want out of our lives.

Over the last few years, I have built a business with J. Hilburn Custom Men’s Clothiers, as a Personal Stylist.


I meet with men and help select fabrics and styles which flatter them and feel comfortable. Together we build a wardrobe full of outfits which enable them to present their best selves in any situation. Working with men is very rewarding, but one of the best parts of my job is mentoring my team of Personal Stylists. We are all finding ways to do work we enjoy and make our dreams come true.

My experiences have given me a unique perspective on what it really takes to create a home and build a family – and balance that effort with work that is fulfilling and engaging.  I have moved 10 times to 7 different states, lived through national disaster and divorce, and have created a new home for my family each time.  I am a gal who can happily swing a hammer, bravely dispose of bugs and pesky varmints, as well as manage a busy family, decorate a beautiful, comfortable home, and make the work I love to do fit into my family life.

I am on a journey to discover what the next phase of my life is going to look like and am happy to share the ride with you, my friends who are readers and readers who are becoming friends.


Grab a cup of tea and let’s get to know each other a little better! I would love to hear your stories and hope you will enjoy reading about my experiences (and failures!)  with intentionally styling my life around the idea that less can be more, good can be great, and just enough can be plenty perfect. I don’t profess to be the best, the most, the first, or perfect in any way…plenty perfect is more my style!

Thanks for stopping by!