Episode 153: Susan Duane

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Susan Duane had been a stay at home mama to her three kiddos for 16 years.

Always a fan of crafts, cooking and making a house a home.  Susan Duane and her home, it turns out, is a constant project and she wouldn’t have it any other way.  It ends up being a place she can make beautiful, warm and welcoming and her family loves her for that.

Susan Duane had lived in the same small town in WNY her entire life and has a Bachelor’s degree in business and never really had a job she liked until she became a mom! Being a blogger is the second best job she’s ever had.

With her family she lives in an 1890 farmhouse that she admired growing up.  She loves old barns and falling down buildings, flowers, especially my grandmother’s peonies that she has in the yard.

Her hair is in a ponytail 90% of the time and she’s happiest in her jeans and a t-shirt either working on her house or on her blog aptly titled; Love of Home.

Explore her Blog here

Pick-up Susan’s book recommendation here



  1. Susan on 07/31/2016 at 8:21 AM

    Thank you so much James. This was such a wonderful experience!

    • James Swan on 08/02/2016 at 5:46 PM

      I couldn’t agree with you more Susan. Thanks for sharing so generously. JS

  2. Lidy@FrenchGardenHouse on 07/31/2016 at 7:58 PM

    Thank you so much, James, for the great interview with Susan. She is such an inspiration, she makes her world beautiful in every way.

    • Susan on 08/01/2016 at 9:15 AM

      Thank you LIdy!!

    • James Swan on 08/02/2016 at 5:45 PM

      Lidy, Delighted to know you enjoyed it so. Yes, she really does make things more beautiful. Warmly, JS

  3. Mo Larson on 08/01/2016 at 7:51 AM

    Thank you James….. Susan is a wonderful mom, blogger, & special person…..Thanks for featuring her…………….

    • Susan on 08/01/2016 at 9:16 AM

      Mo you are too kind! Thank you SO much!!

    • James Swan on 08/02/2016 at 5:44 PM

      Mo, The pleasure was all mine. She’s a delight. Warmly, JS

  4. Linda Primmer on 08/02/2016 at 11:54 AM

    Thank you James. Susan is so down to earth and a lovely person. Being mom to three children is a blessing. Love your podcasts. Thank you for sharing your special talents.

    • James Swan on 08/02/2016 at 5:40 PM

      Linda, She does make you wish she lived next door, doesn’t she! Delighted you’re enjoying the podcasts. Warmly, JS

    • Susan on 08/02/2016 at 8:42 PM

      Linda thank you for your kind words, I’m so blessed to have wonderful people like you to support me!

  5. […] And guess what ~ Susan was interviewed by James too!!  You can listen to her interview here. […]

  6. Kristen Tarpy on 10/05/2016 at 7:08 PM

    I just found this! I love it!!

    • James Swan on 10/06/2016 at 9:03 AM

      Delighted to have you part of the family Kristen! Welcome. JS

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