Meet Mrs. Hines


Welcome to Mrs. Hines’ Class, a virtual classroom where I share practical and affordable tips for creating a life you love, starting at home.

At Mrs. Hines’ Class  you’ll find home decorating ideas that prove a beautiful home doesn’t have to be expensive. Sometimes you’ll find me in the kitchen sharing recipes. (Nothin’ brings a home to life like sitting around a table with a home cooked meal.) And I’m often tackling a DIY project, sharing the progress with you along the way.

I believe that a beautiful, functional home frees us to pursue our dreams and passions, to use our gifts and talents, and to be successful.



That belief started with my background as an early childhood educator where I realized the importance of home life. I have witnessed others discover that truth as I helped them turn their houses into homes. And, most importantly, I have lived that reality as a wife, mother and homemaker.


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Cottage Home Tour

A little bit more about me:

~I married my husband 17 years ago.  Does me being 5 years older than him make me a cougar?

~We have a beautiful teen-aged daughter, who is our only child.

family photo kisses


~I’m a Native Texan and have never lived out-of-state. In fact, I’ve never lived outside the Greater Houston Metro Area.

~I love to spend time with family and friends.

~I’ve been a diy decorator for about 20 years.


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~I LOVE organization; an organized space is like a drug. It gives me a natural high.

~I love being in my 40’s.

~I’m a cat owner.




~Cottages are my absolute favorite style of home. There’s just something so inviting about front porches and intimate spaces.

~I can never get enough of the beach.

galveston dusk


~My Dad taught me how to paint and how to landscape. He’s quite the handyman.

~My Mom and I love to go antiquing. She taught me that you can find great treasures at thrift stores and garage sales. Now, I love the thrill of the hunt.

~I LOVE to laugh.


family photo rock and roll


~I consider myself a writer and would love to one day be a published author.

~I enjoy having a glass, or two, of red wine with good friends and good food.

tilapia scappolini

~I’m a big time fan of the 80’s!

~My favorite color is blue; especially aqua.

~ My favorite music is anything from the 80’s, today’s country, or the sultry sounds of Jazz, and I love live music.

~I’m an oldest child.




~There are lots of places that I would love to visit including the deep South, the East Coast, Europe and Australia.

It’s been fun sharing a little bit about me and giving you a peek into my world.  I can’t wait to get to know you a little better too!

Whether through this blog, as a speaker at your next event or as your decorator, my hope is to inspire each of you to create success at home. If you have questions or comments, feel free to contact me anytime at  




See you in class,

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