Hi, I’m Tanna, and I want to help you cut through the clutter and get back to the heart of your home.
I say it all the time, organizing your home is a deeply personal process. So, I only think it’s fair that I share a little bit about myself before we go on this journey together.
I guess the best place to start is at the beginning. You might be thinking, “The beginning? But what kid likes to organize?”
Well … I did. All the time. I set up a hall closet at my grandparent’s house as my very own tiny home. I enjoyed coming across old photos and mementos while rummaging through drawers and tidying up. As a teenager I loved when a friend’s mom would say “You have to clean your room before you two leave!” I’d pull stuff out to REALLY get down to business while my friend would push piles under her bed and call it good.
You get the idea.
When I got married and started a family, we opted for the bigger house because it seemed like what we were supposed to want. We started to buy things to fill it up so it looked just right, but something always felt off. I found my own house exhausting to maintain. It was all too much! Can you relate??
As I learned to tackle life with a growing family it reignited my passion for organizing and I started my first organizing business in 2006. While my business grew, so did my internal struggle with excess.
Then, I hopped on a plane for a mission trip to Haiti. It became clear to me that all the stuff I had accumulated in life didn’t matter like I thought it did. I knew it would be a powerful trip, but if I’m honest – Haiti wrecked me. In a good way.
In 2011 we massively downsized our home and belongings to start our own non-profit called Grace and Glory. I gradually phased my business out while we got our school in Haiti up and running, which has grown over the years from 10 to nearly 300 students!
In the summer of 2016, I took my husband and kids to Haiti to see all that we had accomplished. It was our first and last trip as a family there together. Later that year we found out that Chad’s prior cancer had come back aggressively. We lost him in April of 2017.
It was devastating, to say the least.
I was navigating a new normal, growing the nonprofit, and caring for my 2 sons and daughter. My world felt upside down for a while, but life has still been good despite this loss.
Grace and Glory continues to thrive, and our own children have grown so much. Again, I felt I was being called for more.
The “Why” Behind Graced Space
Through it all – I’ve come to know three things to be absolutely true: Organizing is my gift. Haiti is my mission. And family is my everything.
Through my life experiences of raising kids, downsizing, entrepreneurship and navigating loss, I’m uniquely equipped to serve my clients.
Because I actually get it.
I get that the old photos send you down memory lane. I get that you feel pulled in a million directions as you raise a family. I understand the challenges of downsizing or moving. And I know that the pain of loss can make organizing become an emotional process. I’m here to help you align your head, heart and home space.
I can’t promise it will always be easy, but you don’t have to do this alone. So, for now – take a deep breath, give yourself some grace, and let me know when you’re ready to get to organizing.
I’ll be here to help.
With grace and space,