Valerie is a freelance lifestyle writer and the author of Home Made Modern, a blog devoted to helping readers achieve stylish, simple and satisfying lives at home. She is also a wife and the mother of two girls, an avid reader, former librarian, Buckeye fan, and a hopeless DIY addict.
Valerie earned several writing credits during her tenure as a librarian. When she became a stay-at-home mom, however, she needed a creative outlet and began blogging about her passion: how to create a smart and stylish life while making the everyday special for her family. After seven years, Valerie has become a self-taught expert in the area of home accessories and has been featured on the Better Homes & Gardens website, as well as numerous successful blogs such as Centsational Girl, Knock Off Decor, and Tatertots & Jello.
Valerie has a Bachelor's degree in English and a Master's in Library and Information Science.
"The little things that make a home are our touchstones; they give us a sense of place and belonging in a hectic world."