Welcome to your fresh start.

Hey you! Welcome to The Peony Lifestyle, a blog that’s for women who want a sweet simple life and home full of joy & beauty!

This is where I’m sharing my life as a wife, mom, dog mama, and writer who loves creating beautiful spaces for my family and women like you who want to live a life that comes straight from your heart!

I quit my 24-year long career eight years ago, and I haven’t looked back since.

Between then and now it has been an adventure for sure.

I delved deep into an intensive Creative Journal Expressive Art and Visioning Coach Certification program for over four years and this is methodology is weaved into my day to day approach in life.

I started a business where I coached women and facilitated creative personal growth workshops all over the country.

I became an Amazon #1 Best Selling International Author by being a part of this book, Bold Is Beautiful.

I enjoyed discovering Reiki and I’m now a certified level II reiki practitioner.

I’m an ordained minister and have even had the honor to officiate a few marriages.

As time goes, I’ll share more about where I’ve been, what I’ve learned, and how I got here.

I did let my business go about a year ago, and now I’m home most days with my two daughters, ages 21 and 16, who are way beyond “needing” a full-time mom, yet I can’t pull myself away from this sweet simple life I’ve created and return to the “real working world”.

So, my handsome hubs (who I lovingly call Babycakes) and I have decided that home is where I’m the happiest, so let’s not ruin a good thing (for now).

I’m not really retired, some say I’m on a sabbatical, I say I’m right where I desire to be.

I’ve dubbed this way of living The Peony Lifestyle. You see, the peony flower represents, for me, what I want my life to look and feel like. Beautiful. Full. Sweet. Simple. Blooming.

This blog is where I’ll be hanging when everyone is out of the house. Writing is my creative outlet and taking pictures is my new-found hobby. I’ll be sharing my thoughts on creating a sweet simple life that represents my vision of what my heart desires most.

If you’ve been following my various blogs and endeavors over years – thank you for that, I’m thrilled you’re still hangin’ with me.

If you’re just popping in – cool – I look forward to having you join me on this refreshing new journey I embarking on.

And hey, no matter when you’ve joined me, welcome to your fresh start! It’s never too late to start something new and I’m so happy you’re here. I hope to inspire and be inspired by you!





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  • Trisha Harner June 29, 2017  

    Hi Lisa!! So great to hear from you! I think of you often!! I still love and am amazed how synchronicity shows up in our day to day life! Thanks for the kudos on my site, I’m digging it for now too! The girls are doing great, they are sooo much fun! Grateful for your blessings, back at you, I would love to hear what endeavors you’re on right now…hope to catch up soon. I’ll let you know if we travel to your neck of the woods this summer. Love Trisha xo

  • Lisa Lehman June 22, 2017  

    Hi Trisha,
    Artist’s Way would call this a synchronicity, but I was just thinking of you this morning and then
    I checked my email and there is this message from you about your new website.
    I looks very cool!
    I loved seeing the picture of Allie and Tess. Beautiful Girls!
    I hope we can all get together this summer for an Artist’s Way reunion.
    Many blessings on your new endeavors!
    Lisa (Dickey) Lehman