Honored to be featured on Hudson + Daughter's blog yesterday. Below is an excerpt, but you can read the rest of the interview here. Thanks so much again, Becky! x
What was your motivation for starting your blog?
I wasn't honestly thinking about anything other than my son Theo for the first two years. But almost to the day of him turning two, I felt the fog start to lift (not mom brain—that is very much intact) and I was able to see clearly that I missed having something of my own; a creative outlet. I had been suppressing my creativity to care for Theo, and it was worth it, but once he started preschool and I had a few hours a week to play with, it gave me some time to think. Suddenly I was bursting with ideas, but I had nowhere to organize them, so I started the blog. I knew I was going to focus on American-made, as that is something I have become very passionate about since working at Country Living, but I gave myself some time to iron out ideas and build up a bit of content before announcing it. It's still a major work in progress and I would say almost weekly I switch things up. For example, when it first started out, it was just going to be about American-made products and designers but then I added "American beauty" to the tagline because nature is a huge part of my life.