Featured Contributors

  • Karen Cooper

    Karen Cooper

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    DIYer, Home Blogger

    Dogs Don't Eat Pizza

    My name is Karen Cooper, and I’m a DIY’er, mother, wife, gardener, and cook. I have four children – two with two legs and two with four legs. I also teach writing, research, and advocacy to first-year law students. (I like to say that I’m a “recovering lawyer.”) When I’m not teaching, I blog at Dogs Don’t Eat Pizza (http://www.dogsdonteatpizza.com) about the DIY projects I’m taking on to improve our home and our family’s life. You can find me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DogsDontEatPizza; on Twitter @dogsdonteatpza; and on Pinterest.com/karenbcooper7.
  • Heidi Milton

    Heidi Milton

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    DIY & Home Bloger

    Decor & More

    Heidi is a DIY and home décor blogger, in addition to her roles as wife, mother of three, step-mother of two, and teacher. She loves all things home and design and believes that the most beautiful rooms are those that are collected over time and inspire peace and happiness within the home. Her background in art history and home décor sales and lifelong love of art and design is fuels her home projects, her antique booth, and her blog at heidimilton.com. You can find her on Facebook ( Décor & More with Heidi Milton), Twitter ( @heidimilton), Pinterest ( heidiopia ), Instagram ( heidiopia ), and HomeTalk (Décor & More).
  • Alyssa Hawkins

    Alyssa Hawkins

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    Ecommerce Operations Analyst

    Mohawk Home

    A graduate of Kennesaw State University, Alyssa joined the Mohawk Home team in 2014. Her previous professional experience includes digital media marketing, public relations, blogging, creative design, social media and account management. When she’s not working, Alyssa enjoys spending time with her daughter, Makenna in her hometown of Cartersville, Ga., as well as reading, watching movies and hanging out with family and friends.
  • Rachel Weems

    Rachel Weems

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    Online Content Management Specialist

    Mohawk Home

    Rachel Weems is currently the Online Content Management Specialist for American Rug Craftsmen. A native of Knoxville, Tennessee, Rachel is a proud alumni of the University of Tennessee, where she studied Journalism and Electronic Media. After graduation, Rachel initially pursued a career in the field of communications and marketing before relocating a little further South to join the American Rug Craftsmen e-Commerce team in 2014. Attracted to the high energy and creative environment of American Rug Craftsmen, Rachel is loving life in the fast lane of home fashion. Recent transplants to Ringgold, Georgia, Rachel and her husband, Matt, enjoy exploring their newfound community and navigating farm life with their golden retriever “fur baby”, Tucker. Her love of lake life, fitness, Southern style and adventures in the pursuit of modern domestication inspire her posts.
  • Jennifer Palmer

    Jennifer Palmer

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    Vice President of eCommerce

    Mohawk Home

    Jennifer has been in the floor covering industry since 2003. She started her career in Sales, moved to Product Management and Development of Printed & Imported rugs and rug pads, and now is the Director of e-Commerce for Mohawk Home. Her love for fashion and home design is a perfect fit for the exciting world of floor coverings where the patterns often mirror fashion trends that many wear each day. As a graduate from the University of Arizona, she focused on retailing trends and the consumer marketplace. She is formerly from Southern California, but now resides in North Georgia with her husband Kevin and their two wonderful kids.
  • Shira Zwebner

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    An avid blogger and social media guru, Shira is a Hipster Mom with an affinity for Brit pop and black and white decor by MacKenzie-Childs. A native New Yorker, she loves September's Vogue, furniture shopping in Soho, vintage t-shirts, and spending quality time with her husband and three children.
  • Barbara Miller

    Barbara Miller

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    Interior Designer

    YES Spaces LLC

    Barbara Miller is out to bring style, functionality and custom-tailored design solutions into every family home. A mother of 5 and professional interior designer, she knows the value of making a room beautiful, and family friendly. Whether she is working with a client, writing a blog or adding to her Youtube series, Barbara strives to make design achievable for everyone. Visit her this year on her YouTube channel where she is creating 52 DIY projects in 52 weeks for $52 or less!
  • Colleen Gass

    Colleen Gass

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    Colleen is crazy about period homes and furnishings. Her home is a thick-walled 1885 school house replete with wide plank floors, original blackboard and outhouse. When she's not hunting down vintage light fixtures and switch plates, she photographs and writes about rural life in a small Amish farming community.
  • Erin Spain

    Erin Spain

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    Erin Spain is a mom of 3 boys, blogger, and freelance writer who is passionate about DIY and interior design. She believes anyone can create a home they love without spending a lot of money, and she is passionate about trying new things and inspiring her readers to do the same. Erin writes about home decor, DIY, crafts, and more on her blog, ErinSpain.com.
  • Mollie Surratt

    Mollie Surratt

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    Born and raised in a suburb north of Atlanta, Mollie grew up in her family’s growing couture bridal business. Today, her family’s business, bridals by lori, is the stage of the hit TLC reality show Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta. You may sneak a peek of Mollie on the show from time to time alongside her mother, storeowner and star, Lori Allen. While a love of fashion captured her heart from an early age, Mollie’s world collided with interior design during her teen years. A dear family friend started a small interior design firm and invited Mollie to High Point market. During this trip, a passion for interior design was ignited as her hand ran along the curves of elegant furnishings and luxe fabrics. It was magic! A journalism and mass communication major at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala., Mollie joined her talents of writing and communications-- and love of interiors- after college. Her first entrepreneurial adventure was beginning Cosmopolitan Events, an upscale event design firm. During this time, Mollie planned over 30 weddings and special events throughout the south. From intimate gatherings in the Savannah Room at the Four Seasons Hotel, to lavish weddings for 1,200 guests, her unique style and ability to listen to her clients created unforgettable soirees. Upon meeting her husband and relocating to north Georgia in 2006, Mollie spent 12 years in a blazer and heels leading two of the world’s largest flooring and carpet manufacturers in public relations, communications and inbound marketing. HWhile exciting and full of new experiences, Mollie’s entrepreneurial spirit still burned bright in her heart. In 2018, Mollie finally decided to take a long-awaited leap of faith. Feeling the pull to spend more time with her daughters and follow her dreams, Mollie left the corporate world to begin Mollie Surratt Interiors. But, with her, she’s bringing rich experiences in couture bridal fashion, worldwide travel and multiple interior projects she completed while in the flooring industry. Her perspective is eclectic, considerate and sophisticated- with a huge dash of fun and humor in the mix. After all, what is life without a little laughter?