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Historic Home Renovation

This was my very first historic home renovation! This home was originally built ca. 1880 as a four-bay Italianate double-house (duplex) in the historic Union Hill neighborhood. To be eligible for historic tax credits you have to renovate the home using materials that are like-kind to what the house was originally built with. For instance, we had to […]


Time Management & Being More Productive

Do you ever feel like you look up at the clock and its 1 pm and you are not sure where the day went or what you did? You and me both sister! As an entrepreneur sometimes it can be hard not to get caught up in putting out the fires or feel like you […]


Things to do in New Orleans

Hi friends! So let me just start by saying New Orleans has never really been on my radar as a place I need to go. Especially now that we have a baby and our trips are a little more limited than they used to be! But my parents (my dad and my stepmom) called me […]


Steps to starting a business

I was you. At 25 I was counting down the clock every day until 4 pm (pharmaceutical sales rep gigs are pretty cushy!) and just dying on the inside. Does this sound familiar? Sure I had PTO, weekends off, and health insurance! Ahh, health insurance!!! But the trade-off just wasn’t adding up for me. I knew I […]


Historic home renovation in Richmond, VA -- bringing the past back to life!

Historic home renovation can be challenging but rewarding. Here, I share about historic rehabilitation tax credits and my first tax credit project in Richmond, VA!


Working From Home Tips

I just put the baby down for a nap and am here to tell you how Dave and I both tackle being engaged parents and running successful six-figure businesses! Maybe you are pregnant and wondering “how am I going to do this?!” Maybe you are in the sleepless nights phase and just looking for a “me […]


        If I can give one word to describe Vail it would be: ‘surreal’. You walk the streets and you feel like you are on a movie set. Everything is so clean, manicured and perfect. The air is crisp and the sound of the creek trickling in the background is surely where […]


You guys I am so excited to write this post! When it comes to interior design there is nothing that gets me more excited than light fixtures! Soooooo I decided to do a little round up of some of my favorites with links! Enjoy!   Xxo Amanda MCCARTHY 3-LIGHT GLASS PENDANT LOVE this! The house […]


Quitting Your Day Job |

Blog post entry number 1! What do people say “perfection not progress?” Or is it the other way around? Haha. It was really hard for me to publish this. I am not a natural born writer but here I go ANYWAYS. I am going to share how I know I wan an entrepreneur and the […]



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