Meet the Contributing Writers



Michelle joins the Centsational Girl team from the chaos of her mid-renovation 1952 ranch in north Georgia. When she’s not busy authoring the do-it-yourself decor and design blog, Ten June, Michelle works as an attorney in Atlanta, Georgia.

Michelle loves spending time with her husband and dogs, cheering on her favorite college football teams, traveling, hiking in the north Georgia mountains and spending time outdoors. Michelle describes her design style as young traditional with classic, clean lines and hints of rustic and eclectic elements.  Connect with Michelle on Twitter and Facebook too!



Courtney Lake is the writer behind the blog Courtney Out Loud.  He spent over a decade as a leading marketing executive and event planner before shifting focus to pursue his love of cooking, fashion, and passion for design.  In 2010, he launched his blog and quickly found his niche writing about his transition from the corporate world to his new gig as freelance design consultant.  He now runs a quickly growing design business at Courtney Lake Interiors.

Courtney chronicles his life and clients’ projects as he creates new looks in his home in Oakland, California and for his growing client list.  Courtney enjoys spending time with his partner, cooking, and playing with his dog Scruffy.  Connect with Courtney on Facebook and Twitter.



Liz is a house-obsessed chick that ditched her day job as a lawyer to flip houses and sell real estate with her cute hubby.  Liz is always knee-deep in fliping houses and is moving on to her fifth this year.  You can follow along with all the madness at her home renovation blog, It’s Great To Be Home where she shares with her readers all her adventures in remodeling with style, working with contractors, selecting fixtures and finishes, and creating your dream home . . . all while staying in budget!  Catch up with Liz on Facebook and Pinterest too.



Shannon is a passionate interior decorator, frugal DIYer, sometime graphic designer, homeschooling momma and adoring wife. She writes the Canadian blog {aka} design and lives in a war-era fixer-upper in Ajax, Ontario with her handyman husband and their three children.

During spare moments Shannon can be found scouring local shops for decor bargains, sipping a decaf soy peppermint white chocolate mocha (so high maintenance!), rearranging the furniture again, or scrubbing paint off her hands.  Connect with Shannon on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest too!



Amanda is a stay-at-home mom who lives with her husband, two daughters, and a very fluffy dog in Virginia. She enjoys drinking mochas, reading, and indulging in shopping therapy at Target. She blogs at Serenity Nowa lifestyle blog that focuses on “Serenity Through Creativity.”

Amanda’s blog features crafts, thrifty decorating, recipes, blog tips, and home life. Her weekly Weekend Bloggy Reading link party is a spot for bloggers to showcase their best work and to find inspiration.  Find Amanda on Facebook, Twitterand Pinterest!