About M.E. & Team

Photo above via Alison Moore Photography
I am a fun-loving girl with a knack for home improvement projects. I like to find the full potential in things, whether it is an ugly, old chair or a plain, white ceiling. I love finding things and making them my own. Having character is important to any home - old, small, new or ginormous! When we were house hunting, I was drawn to the unique characteristics of the houses. We saw everything from amazing fireplaces to staircases to cute little powder rooms. I have to say the best/oddest thing we saw was a basement painted black with leopard & red carpet - not so much! We finally decided on our house because of all its character and charm. It has a beautiful staircase, cute (and tiny!) powder room and my favorite part, a sun room! Ok, that's a lie, my favorite part is probably the upstairs laundry room - a rare find in old homes!

Now that you know a little bit about our home, I will share a little bit about myself. My family is my favorite thing in the whole wide world. I grew up extremely close to my immediate family, grandparents, aunties, uncles and 20+ cousins. We always have an amazing time together catching up and dancing! I was so excited when I found a man that loved his family as much as I love mine! My handsome husband, Dustin, and I met back at the University of Kansas (RCJH!), where we went to school. Visualize this: Halloween party, tipsy 80's chick, guy in scrubs and we had calculus class together. Let's just say my hot pickup line was, "Hey! You're in my Calc class!"  I swear we aren't as nerdy as that sounds...even though I ended up as an accountant and he's a computer geek.

In 2012 we bought a house together and I (stupidly) let Dustin, my brother and his friend move into the cute, new house. It went "fratty" very quickly - huge TV, beer signs, leather couch, etc. Luckily, Dustin proposed and I eventually got to kick the boys out. Don't worry, I hired a cleaning service before I moved in! Soon the house was minus guy stuff and plus lots of fun (ok, girly) stuff! Our dog, Teddy, had to get used to the place, but has learned to love it. Since then, we have been working very hard to make it our home sweet home!

Over the past few years, the blog has evolved because my career and life have changed up quite a bit. I started an online shop a couple years ago and that has now grown into a brick and mortar location. On the blog I definitely share more about parties at the shop vs home projects nowadays, mainly because I haven't had time for the home projects with the new store. I will definitely keep it a fun mix and work hard to bring you fun ideas for your own events and home! Thanks for joining the party!

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LOC Team


Rachel is a St. Louis native who recently landed in Wichita after several moves around the country. She arrived with her husband, two girls, Caroline (3) and Kaia (8 mos.) and dog, Bacon.  Rachel is a yoga teacher with a professional background in marketing and event planning.  She is a lover of pretty things, design enthusiast, avid traveler, embracer of change and believer that sprinkles are always appropriate.

Photo by Gonçalo for Flytographer.
Faith is a born and raised Wichitan, and has a deep passion for the ICT. Having attended Wichita State University during the days of Gregg Marshall, she is a giant basketball fan. While in college, she studied marketing and communication, and, like her good friends Lorelai and Rory, became a coffee addict. This has led to caramel lattes and Pantone coffee mugs becoming her kryptonite. Also a love? Big dogs. she has two Goldendoodles. She is what some would call a color nerd--the Sugar and Cloth Color Wall in Houston is on her bucket list of locations to shoot portraits. Faith loves to travel and hopes to visit as many places as possible in a lifetime. Those who know her know that she's always looking for an excuse to hop on a plane and explore a new city for a little bit. She is always saving money for her next big adventure; however, she makes due by exploring Wichita in between escapades. It's been 22 years in the same city, yet it still finds ways to surprise her.

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