Hey MTV, Welcome to my crib
In 2013, I was feeling burnt out and uninspired. It was my freshman year of college, and I was in desperate need of a creative outlet. One night on a whim, I created a lifestyle blog on Blogspot.
I didn't have many plans for it, except having fun. But I quickly realized there was an incredible community in the blogosphere (as it was known back in the day). And my desire to have a beautiful website on a ramen budget led to something even better.
Long story short, in 2018 I quit my soul-sucking day job as a social media manager to run my creative studio full time. And even through multi-state moves and global pandemics, I haven't looked back.
In early 2022, my husband and I purchased our first home – a 1907 condo on Chicago's north side. Now we're making it our own, one DIY at a time.
That's when this iteration of my blog was born. After nearly a decade, I was ready to return to my roots and create content for fun. Welcome to the journey!
FINDING INSPIRATION FROM
1970s music, serif fonts, the color green, vintage rugs, dusty bookshelves + velvet.
I began teaching myself graphic and web design, and soon that turned into working with clients to help pay my way through college.
Homemade bolognese + a glass of Sauvignon Blanc.
An iced chai with soy milk + a shot of espresso. (I was a barista for 4 years, can you tell?)
Lorelai Gilmore, Leslie Knope, Hermione Granger, Rachel Green and Buffy Summers.
An impossible tie between Gilmore Girls and The X Files.
Iced coffee, homemade pasta, hardwood floors, natural light, French doors, exposed brick, Corgi snouts + the color pink.
Mean people, unexpected phone calls, humidity, delayed trains, crowds, hustle culture + fake authenticity.
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I got bored one night and looking for a creative outlet, I started a blog on Blogspot.
I was feeling a little (over) confident and began offering "logo" design services for $50.
In 2016 I graduated with a Bachelor's in Journalism and started a full-time job in marketing.
I landed a (so-called) dream job in Chicago, so I packed my bags. Turns out it wasn't exactly a dream... but in October I quit to pursue my business full time!
You already know the story... the world stopped. Oh, but I married my high school sweetheart of 10 years!
I kept my head down and did the work – growing my studio, building my brand and surviving the first 8 months of puppyhood.
In early 2022, my husband and I bought our first home – a 1907 condo on Chicago's north side. Can't wait to see what's next!
fire up Chips!
more coming soon!