Next week marks the annual observation of our national holiday – the 4th of July.

For many of us, that means barbecues and fireworks – traditions we’ve held onto since childhood.

But sometimes, we tend to forget what the holiday is all about.

July 4th  is also known as Independence Day.

As you know, this harkens back to a time in our nation’s history when we first declared our independence from the mother country.

The signing of the Declaration of Independence made this moment official.

Webster’s Dictionary defines independence as:  1.The state or quality of being independent; freedom from dependence; exemption from reliance on; self-subsistence of maintenance; direction of one’s own affairs without interference.

As you can see, there are many ways to declare ones independence.

Most of us have approached this phase of our lives during our late teens and twenties, when we tend to break away from our parents influence and strike out on our own.

Others, such as my grandparents, declared their independence by leaving behind their homeland, and immigrating to the United States, dreaming of the possibilities for themselves and their families.

Independence, after all, is all about Freedom.

Freedom from doing things the way they’ve always been done.

Freedom from abiding by our parents rules – or from following any rules whatsoever – although I’m not sure the latter always ends up so well.

And of course, Freedom allows you to follow your own creative heart, and find your own way of doing things.

In short, independence gives you the creative Freedom to put your own stamp on everything you do.

And in the spirit of Independence Day – I’m celebrating the official launch of Designer in a Box, my new DIY interior design program.


This means that – for a Limited Time Onlyprices have been reduced as part of the Launch Celebration!

But hurry. The Early Bird offer is only good until Thursday, July 12th – so be sure to hop on over to Designer in a Box and see if this program is for you.

If you’re not sure, you might want to listen to this.

In the end, Designer in a Box is all about celebrating your own Design style.

Not to mention having the freedom to follow your heart, rather than doing what everyone else is doing.

And that means independence in every sense of the word.