Welcome to Lemons & Lilies!

My name is Alison.  In a past life before children, I was a high school English teacher.  After our Munchkins were born, I decided to stay home with them and follow my passion for being a mom.  It was then that I also fell in love with decorating and organizing, simply because I cannot function in chaos.

Over time I became a huge interior decorating enthusiast and DIY aficionado.  I drool over the days when my house can be as meticulous as a spread in Southern Living magazine.  Unfortunately, I still have two kids so, despite being a perfectionist, I also know there’s always going to be something that needs picking up.

For the majority of my adult life, I’ve been feeding my love for homemaking.  I’ve binge watched cooking and design shows, poked around endless antique shops and splurged on crafts galore.  Whether big or small, I love to throw a great party, and I love helping others do the same.  I see old furniture and think of a zillion Pinterest boards to rejuvenate it.

I also love the opportunities that direct sales businesses offer to anyone with an entrepreneurial spirit.  That’s why I’m also going to share some amazing info I’ve discovered through my work as an Independent Director with Pampered Chef.

We are modern mamas struggling to create homes that are both gorgeous and live-able.

This site is a place to find inspiration and useful knowledge as you create a home that function best for your family.  Lemons & Lilies is all about finding the balance between the “sweet & sour.”  It’s a place to find tons of advice, ideas, and inspiration, all meant to make your surroundings beautiful and your life easier.  I want to help you avoid costly dilemmas and glaring mess ups (that no one will notice as much as you.)

Lemons & Lilies wants to find the extraordinary in the every day.  Simple solutions for a balanced, happy home.


Thanks for visiting with me and I hope you had a great time while you were here! Please feel free to share feedback and comments below! Hope to check in with you soon!