I have almost completed my first week of blogging and thought it was about time I shared a little about who I am and what this blog is all about.
I grew up in a small town in Ohio and moved to New York City 14 years ago. For the past three years I have been living in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn. When I first moved to the city, I worked as a waitress and model and then onto a string of jobs in fashion and advertising. I eventually ended up in the music industry, where I handled international marketing and public relations for about seven years. I then went to work for a photography agency as a talent rep and producer. Blah, blah, blah. After finding out I was pregnant with my first baby, my other half and I decided that I would stay at home and focus on being a mommy. Michael works as a Senior Art Director at a boutique ad agency and is a loving and supportive father.
Here is a picture of us on Mother’s Day on our way to brunch:
And one of Ava enjoying her first taste of peas!!
I feel blessed to have this precious time with our daughter day in and day out, but need some sort of creative outlet. I just resumed rehearsals with the band I am in [I sing … and promise to post a song soon], but I wanted to be able to share my experiences and finds with other moms and like-minded people. Ava is about to turn six months old, just started crawling, and just sprouted her first tooth. The photo of her screaming in the big sunglasses was taken when she was two weeks old and was the inspiration for Furious Shirley.
For each day of the week, there will be a different theme featuring products and inspiration from myself, independent creators, and moms just like you. Here’s the breakdown:
Mondays – “Things I Like” – cute things, things I can’t live without, good advice, submission reviews, etc.
Tuesdays – “All About the Babers” – everything baby
Wednesdays – “I’m Hungry” – recipes, kitchen gadgets, food related topics
Thursdays – “Get Dressed” – fashion and trends
Fridays – “Let’s Get Personal” – interviews with interesting people
Saturdays – “Laugh Out Loud” – things that make me and hopefully you smile
Sundays – “Lazy Sundays” – miscellaneous post day
I want this blog to grow to be a portal for creative minded people to share themselves and their work. If you have a product, service, recipe, etc. that you think should be featured/reviewed on the blog, please email me.