GET TO KNOW ME
Because, I’m only kind of cool
With so many new followers on Instagram and many more blog views, I thought it would be a great idea to re-introduce myself to everyone.
Remember back in grade school, when they taught you to answer the 5 W’s: Who, What, When, Where, and Why? Well, we’re going old school today in order for me to give you a little insight to my life. Trust me, I won’t make this long; there’s not enough space on the internets to write that book!
Hi, my name is Nicole, and I love the color teal, other people’s puppies, bacon, pizza & champagne Fridays, and palm trees. I’m originally from South Florida, born and raised, then moved a few different times until settling down (for now) in Orlando, FL. One of those places I moved to was California for a few short months until my husband and I found out we were expecting our little guy. Now, I’m a stay at home mom, creating all sorts of projects to keep me busy (as if chasing around the baby isn’t busy enough). I have a folder on my phone that is full of screen shots of everything and anything that peeks my interest and gives me inspiration. Most of those ideas have not been created yet, but I’m still trying to find time to get everything done! I don’t really have one specific style. I love all things pretty and create what makes me happy at that moment.
Well, if you’re reading this, than mission accomplished on my end! This blog is intended to spark your creative juices by gaining inspiration from my projects. This could be from recreating them or finding a design element that you like and using it to create your own happiness. I’m brining you a wide range of projects and ideas, because that’s kind of how my mind works; it’s all over the place, never on just one thing at a time. I’m also adding recipes, because I LOVE food, as well as product review, because I’m a mom who wants to help other moms. At some point, I plan on having a set schedule so that you know exactly what to expect on what days.
As some of you know, I started my blog YEARS ago just for fun. I never had any intention of having viewers or followers. I would snap some photos of my work with my phone and call it a day. It wasn’t until the beginning of this year, when I was accepted to be a part of the Silhouette Design Team for 2017, that I decided to give my blog an upgrade and start an Instagram account to accompany my blog. Holy crap, I really wasn’t expecting for this many followers, in such a short amount of time. Okay, let me be completely honest. I never expected followers. Period. LOL. Seeing so many people enjoying my projects, helps motivate me to continue crafting.
Back in South Florida, I was using my small bistro kitchen table as my craft room. When we moved to Orlando, I was able to upgrade to an entire room all to myself, thanks to my generous husband and our lack of use for extra bedrooms. All the walls were originally painted an “antique white” (read: yellow), and normally I’m so opposed to white walls, but the need for better photos swayed my opinion. I did, however, compromise with myself, and painted one wall with large metallic gold stripes! Everyone should have metallic gold stripes! I now take better photos in the corner of my makeshift studio, on top of a small side table, and with the use of 12″ x 12″ paper as my backgrounds. Hey, we fancy over here! As long as I have natural light coming in, I’m good.
Like I mentioned before, after receiving the most amazing news that I got accepted to be apart of the Silhouette Design Team 2017 (I get post 1-2 blog posts for them each month), I revamped my old blog and got serious about sharing it with everyone. Also, since I found out I was pregnant, I haven’t been employed (I had to resign my job at the winery when we decided to move to California) so I find this blog gives me a little bit of structure and scheduling that I need to keep my days going. It’s also keeping my mind creative. If I’m not doing much, just taking care of my little guy, my creative juices tend to take a break, and I’m not a fan of that! So, I hope all my followers continue to enjoy my page, and continue to inspire me to create more projects that inspire them!
I hope this little 5 W’s post has brought you a little closer to knowing me, and that you continue to follow along on my crafting craziness. If you aren’t following me on Instagram (@20somethingonabudget) , head on over and then hangout with me on my Instagram stories every now and then. There is where you can get a glimpse into the other side of my life….the not so crafty side! Then, of course, follow me on Pinterest, where I pretty much store all my inspiration.
P.S. As a special Thank You for reading this, I’ll give you a little reminder. Now until the 15th, you can still get 30% almost all products on the Silhouette website when you click this link right here… HERE…. and use CRAFTTHIS at check out! 🙂