MY NAME IS NOT SHIRLEY.
Well, technically now it’s my last name. But the name Furious Shirley came from this photo:
That is a photo of my daughter, Ava Shirley. She was two weeks old and as you can see, very upset. After this, we started calling her Furious Shirley whenever she would throw a little tantrum. I liked the sound of it and so when I started this blog, it seemed like the perfect fit … and not because I am angry. Furious can also be defined as intense passion and that is what the blog is all about. Intense passion for all of the things I love – tots, blogs, cooking, eco-friendly, fashion, handmade, decor … you know, the pretty things.
I was born and raised in rural Ohio. Way back in 1995, I moved to New York City and in October 2009 we relocated to Chicago and then to Portland and then back to Chicago… for now. I spent most of my time in NY working in the music industry, handling international marketing and PR. I also worked as a producer and agent for photographers. I was the opposite of domestic and having a baby changed my world and brought me back to my roots – the simple things. I love my life.