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Friday, April 26, 2019


Valerie is a freelance lifestyle writer and the author of Home Made Modern, a blog devoted to helping readers achieve stylish, simple and satisfying lives at home.  She is also a wife and the mother of two girls, an avid reader, former librarian, Buckeye fan, and a hopeless DIY addict.


Valerie earned several writing credits during her tenure as a librarian.  When she became a stay-at-home mom, however, she needed a creative outlet and began blogging about her passion: how to create a smart and stylish life while making the everyday special for her family.  After seven years, Valerie has become a self-taught expert in the area of home accessories and has been featured on the Better Homes & Gardens website, as well as numerous successful blogs such as Centsational GirlKnock Off Decor, and Tatertots & Jello.

Valerie has a Bachelor’s degree in English and a Master’s in Library and Information Science.


Valerie Ott
“The little things that make a home are our touchstones; they give us a sense of place and belonging in a hectic world.”