Career Feature on The Everygirl

www.nbarrettphotography.comI am so, so, so excited to share that I am featured on The Everygirl today! I am still pinching myself that this dream has become a reality. I read The Everygirl on a daily basis, so, without sounding like a total narcissist, it’s unbelievably exciting to see myself on the home page. Most importantly, I’m thrilled that this post showcases Touch A Life, the amazing organization for which I serve as the Director of Project Development. I hope readers will be inspired by the story behind the foundation, and maybe even a few people will want to get involved!

I am so totally overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support for this post – thank you to my amazing family and friends for cheering me on today! Thank you, too, to the incredibly awesome and talented Natalie Shelton for taking these special photos. And, of course, thank you to The Everygirl for being such a wonderful place where women can be encouraged and inspired every single day.

Head on over to The Everygirl to read the post and my interview, and check out some of Natalie’s fabulous photos below!




Blogs are wonderful for so many reasons but the one that tops my list is that they are a great resource in helping me find creative, inspiring, and unique ways to furnish and outfit my house. Lately I’ve been drawn to Scandinavian-styled homes – lots of white walls with clean, minimalist pieces and accents in the form of pops of color and fresh, bright plants. My friend, Natalie, summed up how I feel just perfectly in her home tour on The Everygirl a few months ago:

I like working with a blank canvas of white walls and have been drawn to more neutral and minimalistic decor lately. I also appreciate what a statement piece of furniture, a colorful area rug, or thoughtfully placed houseplant can do for a space.

It’s like she read my mind! So naturally I fell in love the space that Naomi Stein designed as part of her self-proclaimed One Room Challenge: this gorgeous attic-turned-lounge. The space encompasses everything I gravitate towards – white walls, natural and neutral pieces, pops of color in thoughtfully curated nooks and crannies, and, of course, great plants. I would hang out there all day if I was Naomi, and I hope I can recreate a space like hers for myself one day (when I sent the link to James, he loved the transformation and said I’d definitely need to do it in the future, and also added that his dream space is a perfectly organized garage, outfitted with all sorts of tools and toys…to each his own). Take a gander at all of the gorgeous photos that Naomi posted on her blog – aren’t they fantastic?

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Photos via Design Manifest & Courtney Apple