Welcome to 716, the blog

I am thrilled you stopped by my fancy schmancy new blog.  This blog will revolve around the sometimes messy, never perfect days at our home, 716.

Did you see this quote featured recently in Country Living Magazine?

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Country Living Magazine/20 Inspirational Quotes to Pin Right Now

I love the quote and the concept for a lot of reasons but two things for me stand out.  First, individuality – whether in personal style, attitude, design or whatever the situation – is awesome, plain and simple.  Second, the refreshing perspective on personal style above is brought to you by not the Editors of Country Living, not by Martha Stewart but a homeowner.  Let’s face it, those of us in the trenches of life juggling kids, schedules, balancing beauty with reality, searching for discounts, herding pets, managing stress and sleep deprivation, all as we utilize what we have…we know what’s up.  Empires like Pinterest have been built with the creative fires of folks just like us.  We are shaking the design world cage armed with glue guns and thrift store finds.

I have spent a good deal of time following the blogging community from the sidelines. One of my favorite sayings is that “comparison is the thief of joy”.  This is true in our homes, relationships, jobs, our children and even blogs. The internet is flooded with creative, fabulous bloggers who inspire (see blogs I follow below.)  Today I leave the blogging sidelines and I plan to maximize concepts in blogging that have served me well in our own home.  My hope is that my blog is useful, meaningful and celebrates imperfections as well as the journey itself. Much like our home, littlemrssevenonesix.com will be a virtual collection of things that I love and enjoy.  My hope is that it becomes a beautifully authentic, useful, and inspiring part of my story and yours as well.



  1. Kelly Harmon says

    YOU DID IT!!!!!
    Birthed your 3rd baby!!!

    You are an amazing example for setting a goal, going after it with all your might, then achieving!!

    Well done. Well done.

    Love you, miss you.

    • littlemrssevenonesix says

      I am WAY out of my comfort zone KH…thank you for being a wonderful, supportive, loving friend!

  2. Margaret Schemmel says

    I am beyond excited to follow you! I too, will someday slow down and start my own blog! Until then I will pin and dream away. So proud of you, big hugs!

    • littlemrssevenonesix says

      Margaret…thank you so very much! You made my day and filled my heart…don’t wait…you have so much to share…blog sister!

  3. Kaili Trusler says

    Congrats on your new blog. Been waiting weeks for this launch 🙂 I will be subscribing and reading as you update. Thanks for your inspiration! Xoxo

    • littlemrssevenonesix says

      Thank you so much Kaili…I appreciate all of the kindness and love…come see us soon!

  4. Jo Fultz says


    I have been wanting to do this for a loooong time, and just hadn’t felt I was creative enough. Leaving your comfort zone is a huge step, so great job!

    Your site is very well put together, soft yet bold and beautiful!

    Congrats again!

    • littlemrssevenonesix says

      Jo…thank you so very much…you are right…this is truly uncomfortable but exciting…I cannot tell you how much your comments mean to me…a sincere thank you!

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