Happy Monday and Labor Day Folks!
Me and a group of some of my favorite home decor bloggers decided to host a “Behind the Blogger” series that will span 6 months. The premises behind this series is to give a little bit of an insight of who we are behind the blog and what inspires us to be the designers we are.
I shared a bit about me when I was nominated for a Liebster Award.
Here is a little more About me:
Call me Jess or Jessica, but not Jessie.
My family is INTERRACIAL, both me and the mister are mixed (the mister is Irish and Samoan and I am Black and Filipino).
People always ask me the weirdest questions in regards to my kids…Like am I their nanny? Are they ALL mine?, What are they?, etc…
I love LOVE love “Once Upon the Time,” watching reruns of “The Game”–#teammelanieandderwin and I am bummed they canceled “Witches of East End”
I cut my hair more than a year ago and it has taken FOREVER and a day to grow back.
I have naturally curly hair…and look extremely different when it is straight.
Why did I start a blog?
I wanted to start a blog back in 2008, I just did not know how and whether it was the right time. I am glad I did not…I mean, what would I have written about?…I was a fresh out of college, newly married, and a new mom. My lifestyle, probably would not interest many people.
Something clicked the ending of 2012 and I made the decision to start a blog come the new year. With a background in design, I new that was the niche I wanted to tackle. I have an eclectic style with a vintage, edgy flair and I wanted to share it with you….I have to start somewhere, right?
My blogging goals:
To be honest, this blog is one way I plan to brand myself. When I was in college I had these dreams of becoming a successful Architect and making it into “Southern Home Magazine”…Yep, you read that right. At that time in my life I wanted to be an Architect and “Southern Home Magazine” was one of the top magazine’s back in the day. It was not until after my second child was born that I realized that becoming an Architect is not the path I wanted to take and that my true passion was interior design. When I was in college I did not heed to the signs–everyone told me I had an eye for interior design…I was even told to double major in Interior Design and Industrial Design (<The field I majored in), but I chose not to listen. I guess you can say, blogging is a way of expressing myself and my design style. Although I am older and have 3 kids who are attached to my hip, I still have dreams and those dreams will become my reality. My success may not be big and grand, but I whole-heartedly believe that I will accomplish my goals–the fight is in me.
What do I like about blogging:
I never knew that I could find friends through blogging. I have built some great relationships with some of my favorite bloggers and I am so thankful for that! I am a bit of an introvert and I can count my closest friends on one hand. I am not one to wonder into the wilderness and to just put myself out there…..So this is BIG for me.
If I can go back is there anything I would change about my blog and why?
Good question! I would have definitely invested in a better camera BEFORE I started blogging. I waited a year after I started my blog to purchase a DSLR and shot everything on a point and shoot digital camera prior to my purchase…and looking back, my blog photos were horrible.
Do you have any advice to share with a newbie blogger?
Be patient, try not to stress yourself out, and make some friends along the way.
Please stop by the other host’s site to learn more about them behind the scene’s.