I am very happy to be participating in a the Ultimate Blog Party 2011, a FUN way of networking your blog and business with 1,000s of people! In order to participate, I need to tell you guys a bit about myself! This is actually perfect timing because I've gotten a lot of new followers recently and it's important to me that you guys get an idea of who I am as a person.
Well, I'm Julie. I was born and raised in southeast Michigan. When I was 24, I found myself at a stand still with the desire for a change. That's when I decided to move to California. I mean, the palm trees, the beaches, why not? (Plus I knew this cute boy there so maybe we could go on a date or something?) I knew that if I didn't move somewhere at that point in my life then I probably never would. I packed everything I could in my car and made the drive across the country.
I've been living in California for two years now. I am a product photographer by day, but my real passion has become my work on the side. Designing greeting cards, promoting my Etsy shop, making my blog an inpirational place, they are all things I really take great pride in.
That being said, blogging, promoting, and researching have become a huge part of my life, and we all know it can be super time consuming! Fortunately, the cute boy turned out to be a very supportive boyfriend who shares my creative passion. He is my photographer when I need pictures for a DIY tutorial, and my assistant when I get extra busy at Valentine's Day.
We live in a little house with our little Terrier, Penny. My favorite times are on sunny weekends when we bike ride to the beach, or around our neighborhood hunting for garage sale treasures.
I've recently renovated my entire blog on my own (it's been a challenge, I'm not exactly html savvy) and have really started to put my heart into it. I blog about things I love, enjoy, and find inspiring. I have a weekly "Etsy love" post every Tuesday. I also try to throw in a DIY tutorial once a week. The in-between ranges from vintage home decor to favorite fashion trends.
So, welcome to my blog! I hope you'll stick around. :]