In Business

by mssinglemama on January 26, 2010

The before…

Slightly frazzled but exhilarated adults, fueled by caffeine, adrenaline and the dream of finally realizing a dream


Children ready for bed


and enthralled by a secret or two


The furniture – a mish-mash of vintage Craigslist chairs and Ikea treasures, ready and waiting


to be cleaned




and tightened.


And then the after…


When, thanks to my Mother’s brilliance, everything






and stood the test of the morning light


more than enough to have the perfect meeting with my new and first client.


So we could relax after and unwind, but only for a moment


Because this is just the beginning of what our little meeting room will see


This small business brought to you by my Mom (the decorator and Craigslist maven), Ikea, Brad, John, Mia, you – my blog readers –  and our first client, Lifeline of Ohio. Find out more about Lifeline and Cement Marketing‘s task for the organization soon. One hint – the makeover of their Website  and social media plan will make this office facelift seem like nothing.

So, what do you think of the office? We still have to bring in the plant life, the books, etc. But we love the space. And behind this meeting room is our office with three perfect desks and big, bright windows. More pictures soon – after we get settled.

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ashlea January 26, 2010 at 7:54 pm

Love it!!!!!!!!!
I love to decorate so waiting to see the space was as exciting to me as the announcement itself.
Also, over the years my mother has become my father’s “right hand man” as he runs his business out of their home. They don’t work 24/7 together but A LOT and they love it. You guys will be great!!


guarros January 26, 2010 at 8:14 pm

Looks fantastic! Can’t wait to see more/ I’ve been reading for awhile – and just have to say that this is a very exciting update.

My husband & I recently moved / as a result we are now both working full time from home. While that wasn’t always part of the plan – we share an office space and at first thought we asked the same thing… are we really going to do this?? And we have. And it’s awesome! Lunch with the one you love kicks arse. Funny thing? We don’t talk more or less working together … when you need to focus you do and when you need to laugh you do!

Good luck with everything!


Jessica Barker January 26, 2010 at 8:23 pm

Congratulations!!!!!! So happy for you.


Amy January 26, 2010 at 8:33 pm

I love that you are doing what you love with those you love! Can it get any better than that?

Looks awesome, you should rent out your Mom 😉


Jack's Mom January 27, 2010 at 3:53 am

I love it. I should hire you or Mama MSM to decorate my new place with vintage stuff! Yall made it look good.


Stac January 27, 2010 at 6:25 am

wow….just wow. Completely impressed. 🙂


April January 27, 2010 at 7:40 am

WOW!! It looks great. It looks comfy and relaxing and it looks like you!
Your making it happen!


noringsattached January 27, 2010 at 9:52 am

Wow!!! The place looks great! I’m so happy for you and wish you all the best!


Kat January 27, 2010 at 12:54 pm

Congratulations! Your office looks great. 🙂


Sarcastica January 27, 2010 at 7:32 pm

I LOVE the office, and it totally looks comfortable and inviting! I would be very relaxed there 🙂


Isobel Joaquin January 28, 2010 at 4:50 am

Definitely a place where you can get creative! I especially love the green chair… congratulations!


Amber January 28, 2010 at 12:26 pm

it looks great! you (and your mom) have the greatest style! good luck with your new venture!


mssinglemama January 28, 2010 at 6:45 pm

Glad you all love it as much as we do. These pictures don’t quite capture the spirit of the place. High ceilings original woodwork. Now, just need to find a white shag carpet and we’ll be all set.


Glenda January 28, 2010 at 7:15 pm

Looks great! Best of luck!!


Sheila January 30, 2010 at 12:04 am

That looks amazing!!! Love it and congrats. 🙂


30somethingmama February 4, 2010 at 5:07 pm

hey alain! it’s been awhile. what business are you into now?


Aileen April 19, 2010 at 4:25 am

Cool way of realizing a dream and making it happen! Congratulations! It’s always inspiring to see all your hard work come together. 🙂


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