Home is where some of our very best moments happen. It’s where you can put on your comfy pants and eat out of the ice cream carton without judgment. I believe home is the most important place on the planet. If your home is a place that speaks to your soul--a place you love to live in—it changes your life. Beautiful, functional, personal, and it’s all possible under a budget.
I’ve honed my DIY and design skills by renovating homeswith my husband and partner, Jon, and designing beautiful and meaningful spaces without spending a fortune. Whether it’s through thrifting and scouting out the very best finds, putting together a high-end room with a save/splurge attitude, or throwing the perfect party, I thrive off of a design challenge. My projects have been featured on the pages of Better Homes & Gardens, HGTV Magazine, Redbook, Parents, Woman’s Day, and more. I’ve won Blog of the Year by BHG and was a top five finalist for the Home & Family Next DIY Star. I’m also an Emmy and Murrow award winning journalist. Sharing design projects and tips on camera is my favorite medium.
Whether it’s with design clients, on our Stagg Design blog, YouTube channel, Heart of the Home Podcast, Pinterest and social media channels, or Stagg Design Shop (our custom line of pillows, wallpapers, and home products), I’ve helped thousands of people create beautiful spaces.
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Cover Story and 10 page spread— Fall 2015
Advertorial feature with Moen sharing Easy Updates, Kitchen Edition
Advertorial feature with Moen sharing tips for a beautiful bathroom design.
Full page feature including Jen's tips for setting the mood for fall holidays in your home using Pier 1's products. Published in Redbook, November 2014
2009 Emmy Award, Cultural Report
2012 Emmy Award, Interactivity Report
2010 Edward R. Murrow Award, Hard News Report
2010 Edward R. Murrow Award, Feature Report
2011 Edward R. Murrow Award, Hard News Report
2010 Best Reporter in Utah, Society of Professional Journalists
2012 Best Reporter in Utah, Society of Professional Journalists
2014 Editor’s Choice Better Homes and Gardens DIY Blogger of the Year
2014 Domino Magazine Best DIY Blog
Space featured by Domino highlighting multi-function rooms. See the feature here.
Collaboration with Glidden Premium, Home Depot and SheKnows. Video demonstrating an easy and fun project using Glidden paint: how to paint pillows. To watch the video, click HERE.
Family room fireplace makeover featured on the Today Show’s website, Today.com. To see more about the feature, click here.
To see more about the feature, click here.
Selected as one of three design bloggers to participate in a two-day intense style challenge for Better Homes and Gardens. Jen was given a tight budget, timeline, and a twist to put together a personalized gallery wall all while a video crew followed along.