I don't usually get too personal on this blog -- sticking with posts about things I simply adore or spot on other blogs or the web. I don't keep my personal thoughts or stories a secret -- I've actually not even thought about my lack of personal stories on Darling Notes until now. While I'm reading other blogs, I do like to get to know the writer behind the posts, so I figured I'd let you get to know me a little better today.
Let's start with my job. I work for an online stationery shop as a blogger and graphics designer. I'm a paper person. I love nice papers, writing notes, the etiquette behind letter writing, and stationery design. I get excited about pretty invitations and announcements. I love a great font. Planning the details of life's celebrations in my head is something else that I love. I don't really throw a lot of parties -- but I plan them all out in my head and put them into inspiration boards for the blog I write professionally. If you'd like, you can catch up with me over at The Finer Things. As far as graphic design goes, I design weekly customer emails centering around the shop's stationery and graphics for the website. It's a fun job, and I love being creative every day. I can't get enough of designing -- I come home and design some more on my new iMac (happy early birthday to me, thanks to the Mr.).
I have a background in fine arts (painting, specifically). It's been a while since I've painted. I blame it on my post-college interest in graphic design. I'm always looking for new crafts to get wrapped up in. In a nutshell, I have a deep desire to create, and am always looking for new ways to do it.
Other loves of mine include, but are not limited to (and in no particular order): my husband that I've known since kindergarten, a three year old feisty Boston Terrier named Bean, my family & friends, coffee, Pinterest, writing, good books, wine, new magazines, Trader Joe's hummus and vanilla meringues, J.Crew, ballet flats, the beach (the shore), my iPhone and blogs. I'm sure I've left out a lot, but I just threw a couple of things out there that should give you a little glimpse at the girl behind Darling Notes.