Hello and welcome to Shepherds and Chardonnay! I’m Jeannee Taylor. I’m a former Pizza Restaurant manager who quit to focus on interior decorating, Home Staging, and do-it-yourself projects. I am an Interior Design Lover, DIYer, Home Stager, Bargain Hunter, Furniture Re-designer and Flipper, incurable spray paint addict (not like that!) and now a Design Blogger. I have done so many things in my life that I have a seven (yes, I said Seven!) page resume’. (That’s the short version!).
I am married to J.T. and we adore German Shepherds. We live between Austin and Waco Texas . We share our home (or rather they allow us to share their home, LOL !) with two 4 year old German Shepherds; Sophie and Bella.
What’s With The Name “Shepherds and Chardonnay”?
When trying to come up with a blog name, It could either have been about what I DO or what I’m ABOUT. There are many Blogs out there with DIY and Home Decor names….they all start to sound alike. So I came up with a name that spoke to not only what my daily grind is about but what my Heart is about. Three of my favorite things in life are My German Shepherds, Working on my Furniture Pieces and A nice glass of wine. So I wanted to call the Blog Shepherds, Chifforobes and Chardonnay. That name is too long for most Social Media so I just called it “Shepherds And Chardonnay……The beginning of my day (Playing with my Shepherds) and the end…..(The Chardonnay).
What’s Shepherds & Chardonnay Blog About?
Here on the blog I write about how to bring affordable style to your home focusing on inspired interior design, brave, bold color choices, smart home improvement, and creative DIY projects as well as the occasional furniture tutorial and great recipe. (everyone eats, right?!). I share all of my adventures in DIY projects, including renovation and updating our current 1959 Ranch Home and our life here in Texas with a little wine and Sheppies thrown in for fun!
Why Subscribe to “Shepherds and Chardonnay”?
I have an eye for high end design and decor. Affording all of it is another story. This has led me to learn how to achieve really great style on a modest budget.
In order to achieve the style and look I crave, I shop thrift stores, home improvement centers, Discount retailers and online vendors with an eye for renovating and decorating , repurposing found objects, and creating new things to style your home fashionably and for less money.
I believe that great style and design is within everyones reach, no matter what the budget. Shepherds and Chardonnay will supply plenty of inspiring home improvement, Style Boards, Color inspiration, How -To’s, DIY tutorials and interior decorating ideas as well as where to find fashionable high end decor at great prices! I always share my tips and tricks as well as inspiring design ideas whenever I transform a space or create something new.