Meet Mandy of House of Rose!

Happy Monday! I’m so excited to start of the week by sharing our interview with Mandy of House of Rose! You may recognize some of her design projects from Pinterest because they are being repinned like crazy. Her creative eye, bubbly personality, and serious love for a good gallery wall, make Mandy a DIY-er to watch! As a mother of 3, soon to be 4, she also has an eye for decorating kids’ rooms which you will see below. So with that, take it away Mandy!

Hi, I’m Mandy! Boy mom, fountain coke lover and DIY wanna-be! I run a lifestyle blog called House of Rose.

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What inspired you to be a blogger/designer/DIY-er?

My husband is the one who initially inspired me to start blogging in early 2008. He is an avid personal finance blogger and had been hounding me for months to start a blog.

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I kept seeing all of these amazing people he was meeting online {and I may have been a little jealous}. We had just had our first child and I thought it would be a great way to get support from other moms out there. I didn’t blog much about home decor and DIY until I quit my full time job and started to realize I had a passion for decorating! I followed a lot of decor blogs and became inspired by them to start blogging about the process of making our house a home!

What is your favorite part of your daily work…when you reflect on the day, what is most rewarding?

The support and comments that I receive from my readers! I want to be a positive influence for other moms out there and I try to do that be being transparent and sharing my family openly. I love to hear when something I have written has helped or impacted someone in a positive way.

I began a vlog link up called Stop & Smell the Roses where we film a monthly video talking about something that we are thankful for or something that is making us smile. One of my favorite comments came from a mother who was stationed in Iraq and said she had been weeks without smiling. She started to watch all of the videos that linked up and explained how just hearing about the things that were making people smile brightened her day. It was the first time she had smiled in weeks!

Do you have any advice for other working moms?

Drink LOTS of caffeine! Bahaha! Kidding…kind of.

For me, time management is key. If I don’t have my day planner open with my to-do list in front of me…I find myself distracted on Pinterest for hours {y’all have been there, right?}. I usually have a “must do” list and a “would like to do” list. Of course, I work on my “must do” list first and when I have crossed off all of my tasks I get to move on to my “would like to do” list without feeling guilty.

What is your most memorable ­­­­­­­­­­­design project?

That’s a hard one! I like them all! Haha!

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I would probably say either my Fireplace Makeover or my Master Bedroom.

The fireplace makeover was so dramatic and I love the transformation that it did to our family room!

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But, my master bedroom has, BY FAR, been the most popular on Pinterest. I like the simplicity of it and the warmth.

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Of course, if you follow my blog then you know I am obsessed with gallery walls. I keep joking that I am running out of wall space and will soon have to start decorating friends’ walls. LOL!

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If you could decorate a room for anyone in the world, who would it be?

I definitely don’t feel qualified to decorate anyone’s room. Haha! I would absolutely DIE to decorate WITH Tori Spelling! I love her design ideas and taste!

What thing/place/event were you most recently inspired by?

In blog world it is so easy to be inspired because there are so many amazingly creative people on the web! I would have to say that I have been the most inspired by the bloggers that go on Compassion trips. I have a love for orphans and adoption and I have been so inspired by some of these awesome women who have traveled abroad to spread God’s love. I would love to be able to do that one day! Who knows what the future holds, right?

Where is your favorite place you have traveled to?

I’m a home body! I know…gasp. My husband loves to travel the world and I would rather be sitting at home. Haha! He is slowly bringing me to the other side. So far my favorite place has been the Riveria Maya. We went there on our honeymoon and it was gorgeous!

Where in the world are you dying to go next?

I am most excited about our upcoming trip to the Philippines to pick up our newest child. It will be the farthest I have ever traveled {21 hours in a plane}…whoa! But I can not wait!

What is your favorite Rosenberry Rooms product(s)?

Definitely the DwellStudio Transportation Bedding that I used for my oldest son’s big boy room!

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Do you have any news that you would like to share, perhaps about upcoming events or projects?

I mentioned we are traveling to the Philippines soon…because we are adopting!! We are so excited to become a family of six! I’m planning some really fun room ideas for our newest child too! ;)

Now, just for fun:

Favorite Food Sushi

Favorite TV Show The Bachelor or Tom & Jerry…the only two shows I watch. Truth? I rarely watch tv. Too busy chasing kids or decorating rooms. LOL!

Favorite Movie Forrest Gump

Favorite Weekend Activity Dinner with my husband! I love to try out new restaurants. My absolute favorite thing to do is to have dinner at one restaurant and then head to a different restaurant for dessert!

Favorite Musician/Band Hillsong and Gavin Degraw

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Comments

  1. Mandy Rose says:

    Thanks so much for featuring me! I adore Rosenberry Rooms!

  2. AP says:

    I love that you featured fellow boy-mom Mandy! She has quickly become one of my FAVORITE blogging mamas to turn to for DIY and home decor advice. I loved meeting her at Blissdom last year in Nashville! I also adore Rosenberry Rooms! I just recently ordered the hot air balloons mobile for my youngest’s whimsical nursery!

  3. Awesome wall collages…such a cute Mommy Blog to follow! Thanks for sharing! XO, Aimee

  4. What a fabulous feature! I love Mandy! She is a great mom, with great style & all kinds of fabulous decorating ideas!!

  5. I love all of the amazing inspiration that Mandy has to share! Just wonderful! So great to see her here!!
    Jaime

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