About Michelle Fortin

Michelle Fortin is a follower of Jesus, a wife and a mom. She's also an award winning broadcast journalist and public relations professional. Michelle spent nearly a decade working in television newsrooms across the country, both behind and in front of the camera. Training future broadcast journalists in her faculty associate roles at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University and at Arizona Christian University was a cherished focus of her post-TV career. Today, she maintains a roster of public relations clients focused on empowering fellow “momprenuers.” She also serves as a speaker for various women's and mom's events. Michelle received her bachelor’s degree from Biola University and Master of Mass Communication (MMC) from Arizona State University. She and her husband, two young kids and English bulldog call Scottsdale, Arizona, home.
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There she sat, perched on the sink, neck extended in a mocking stare. Weathered and leaking… her taunting presence the topic of a few nightmares… her demise the topic for a few dreams. Those dreams began morphing into reality during a three-hour mega trip to Home Depot. You may ask how spending three hours in […]

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The kitchen is done.  Happy dance time! If you don’t count the new stainless steel appliances, we did the entire thing for about $700!  (But, we did score a great deal on the appliances by buying them all at the same time at a locally-owned store and scouring the scratch-n-dent room.) As you can see, […]

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New Dream-zine

We take a brief pause from our pre-open-Dream-sweat-fest to bring you the following link… The Dreamers heart Lonny Magazine — a new online magazine for those of us addicted to home decorating (and pretty things in general). Go. Have a look.  Come back later this weekend to see how our kitchen turned out.  (We’re giddy […]

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Another’s Junk? A Dream Gem.

Out on our evening walk with the pup, we spotted it.  For weeks, we’ve been scouring Craig’s List for a bench.  A simple, dark wood, upholstered bench to fill up a bleak spot between our kitchen and family room. And there she was. In our neighbor’s yard, not near the trash can, not near the […]

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Paris in the Dream

Little known fact:  The day we officially closed on our dream, we hopped on a flight to Paris, France.  Crazy, but true.  It wasn’t exactly planned that way, though. The hubs had a big birthday this year (one with a “0”)… and, as a surprise (that was revealed early so he could get excited… and […]

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