What an unbelievable year it’s been! I’m so grateful to amazing clients who have given me the privilege to come into their precious homes and transform their spaces. Thank you for all the referrals! My business would be nonexistent if it wasn’t for the word of mouth advertising from friends, family, and pleased past clients. Thanks for understanding the much needed time off as I recovered from a divorce. Thank you for the busyness and purpose Stay Awhile has brought back into my life! This gig has gone from a hobby to a side hustle and now into a full blown J-O-B! It is the biggest blessing and I can’t wait to see all the things this new year brings. Stay Awhile is growing and changing and committed to breathing new life into the Clear Lake area. This community is everything to me and I hope it is to you too. Thanks for letting me make it beautiful again so we can all put down some roots and Stay Awhile. xo – Rachel
I have some openings before the holidays! Message me if there’s a project you’re ready to tackle. My experienced and trustworthy contractors and I would love to help.
This Friendswood Mama needed a makeover! We were on a mission to create a space fit for a queen. A place to relax and renew and a place that was just for her. Click here for Before Photos.
It’s a wrap, y’all. Some small details left like a touch up here, a shelf there, chalk paint a mirror in the office, find a rug for the bedroom and for sure my office built ins still need some styling, but those things will eventually find themselves done. For now, I’m basking in the doneness and all the shiny details. Enjoy the pics.
Come one come all…it’s PARTY TIME! Oh did I have fun with the hot glue gun for this circus shingdig! Once again, I was honored to be asked to decorate for UBC’s Welcome to Children’s Ministry Luncheon! The goal is to incite curiosity, wonder and excitement for the incoming kindergarten and first graders as they Step Right Up to all the fun that awaits them in Children’s Ministry.
The chapel is a large room with incredibly high ceilings. It’s always a challenge to make the space seem intimate and inviting. Without careful planning, a room of that size can easily eat up your decor and all your hard work will go unnoticed.
In order to avoid the dreaded space-eating-decor scenario, I swagged colorful pennant bunting across the room in a random pattern and instantly brought the focus down to where I wanted it. I welcomed all who passed with giant popcorn cups filled with yellow and white balloons and each table was set with a one of a kind circus themed centerpiece. (I’m still picking off hot glue strings and glitter from my hair.) With a church event and a conservative budget, crafting and good ‘ol fashioned sweat equity is always the best bang for the buck. Thanks again UBC, for getting me away from the tile and drywall dust for some fun with glitter and glue and a chance to Step Right Up for some seriously cute fun.