Welcome to Clean & Proper! A military brat to the core, I spent my childhood moving between the east and west coasts, though I stay true to my family’s Southern heritage and east coast roots.
To say I am an expert in moving and packing is an understatement. The influence of my father’s career as a naval officer is evident in my [obsessive] attention to detail and passion for organizing and cleaning.
Professionally speaking, I am an award-winning graphic designer, brand and social media strategist, copywriter and online marketer. I am the owner of D+S Design, a design shop focused on the small creative business.
In 2012, I founded Clean & Proper as an outlet for my need to write, coupled with my necessity to clean and organize. My love of Southern cooking and heritage, and years of etiquette lessons also hold a special place on Clean & Proper.
Over time Clean & Proper became a place to document my journey into green living, gluten-fee and clean eating, as well as eco-friendly cleaning products you can make at home!
These days I focus solely on etiquette, social graces and modern manners for everyday.
I live in Washington, DC with my 2-year old daughter, and West Coast born and raised husband who is often referred to anonymously on the blog as, The Beau. He serves as my inspiration for what-not-to-do on Clean & Proper and is often the taste tester of my new recipe creations.
I hope you enjoy!