Well, hello there!
If you haven’t been here before, allow me to properly introduce myself. My name is Sara Duckett. I am 30 something years old and one of five girls in my family. I am happily married to a handsome salesman named Josh. We live in Orange County, California. In 2011 we were blessed with an unbelievably adorable baby boy, Finn, whom we privately adopted. He is the light of our lives, and is absolutley adored around here.
Several years ago, in early 2007, I decided to start an online shop, selling home decor and accessories. At the time Josh and I had been struggling with years of infertility and I needed a positive distraction. I am an avid decorator and shopper, and thought nothing could possibly be as fun as helping others shop & decorate… and so ‘Sadie Olive’ was born. (Sadie Olive being the name Josh and I had once picked out for a future daughter).
Soon after I started the online shop, I started dabbling in web design. Sadie Olive Design allowed me to keep up with the boutique while helping others start their own online businesses. It also provides an additional creative outlet for me and connects me with so many wonderful people.
This site has opened the door to many opportunities I would not have known otherwise; including the honor of being featured in a few magazines, and even a small television appearance. Our home was featured in the March 2008 issue of Romantic Homes Magazine, the Fall 2008 issue of Budget Decorating (A Woman’s Day Special Publication), and the Fall 2008 issue of Dovetales (A Boston magazine). I’ve also had the honor of being in these fine publications: Artful Blogging Magazine, the Fall 2008 issue, Somerset Life, the Oct/Nov/Dec 2012 issue, and Somerset Life, the Jan/Feb/Mar 2015 issue. And perhaps most excitingly, on the House Proud segment of the Nate Berkus show in February 2012.
Photography is another passion of mine, although it probably gets the least amount of my attention. In 2012 and 2013 I photographed and contributed to Souvenir, an online lifestyle magazine. I also occasionally am known to offer local photography sessions for babies, maternity and children.
I truly believe that if you follow your heart and live your passions, they will shine through for others to see. I hope that you find this blog, and my photos worth peeking in on every now and then.