Workspaces That Inspire Me

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If you follow me on Pinterest, you'll know one of my favorite and most active boards is my "Home Office Inspiration" board. I seldom pin anything else but home offices these days, and why not? There are so many that inspire me and make me want to improve my own little corner of our home. I'm still not 100 percent convinced I have my space down pat, but for ... Continue Reading

3 Inspiring Yet Practical Tips for Work at Home Women

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Rockwell Primaries' recently launched their new lifestyle website, The Start: Your Guide to a Better Life Lived, and interviewed me for their "At Home" feature (click here, "At Home with Martine de Luna"). The interview was mostly on how to "make working at home work" for a busy mom like me. It was such a fun feature to shoot, and best of all, I got to talk ... Continue Reading

Did I stop being a work at home mom?


Ever since the start of this year, things have been taking a turn for the "clearer", so to speak. I changed the name of my blog from Dainty Mom to "Make it Blissful" to reflect — as my friend Yeng Remulla puts it — my "declaration" or "statement" in life. It just felt right and felt timely when I did that. Later on this year, I also welcomed a new venture: ... Continue Reading

Home Office Inspiration: Oh Joy’s One Desk, Two Ways

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I  haven't done a home office inspiration post in a looooong time, but I do keep my Pinterest board peppered with my current inspirations. Today, I swooned over this workspace setup by Joy Cho, one of my favorite bloggers. She presents two ways for dressing up this Office Depot desk, which has mid-century inspired design that I absolutely adore.  Here's ... Continue Reading

The ‘R’s’ of mommy restoration

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  Note: The quote above is from my mentor and friend, Jess Lively, who has been instrumental in helping me craft a kind of lifestyle and business that I love. The post below is a version of a previous post I wrote a couple of years ago for the now defunct collaborative blog, The Mom Renewal Project, where I used to be a contributing ... Continue Reading

Mom Bliss Interview with Becky Flansburg of Franticmommy

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Welcome to the first Mom Bliss Interview for 2013! My guest today is an awesome WAHM blogger, Frantic Mommy! (I just love her blog's name, don't you?!) Becky is a writer/blogger with 6 years experience and knowledge of both Blogger and Wordpress. She also has a 30 years background in sales, and is a full-time Virtual Assistant. When she is not being a social ... Continue Reading