I had planned on launching my blog on the first of the year, but if you know me, you know I am always a little late. Anyway, hello and welcome. I guess I will begin by telling you a little bit about myself. I am currently 34 years old and living in Pittsburgh with my husband, Dave, and our three animals, Ivy the corgi, Pixie the cat and Flash the tortoise. An interesting lineup, I agree.
At the end of 2015, I had quit a job at a business paper in Pittsburgh. I had been there for 10 years and it was just my time to go. I knew there were other things I wanted to do with my life and leaving the company let me explore these options.
I started painting wine glasses a couple years back just for fun and realized I loved it and actually wasn’t too shabby at it. At the end of last year, I decided to take the next step and try to make some money from this hobby. And so, Bows and Branches was started. I went from strictly wine glasses to other home decor, such as pallet signs, wreaths and other various items. In addition to my craft business, I am currently working for Social Minded Media Group and Southern Wines and Spirits. I am a little bit all over the place and I absolutely love it!
I also figured out something new about myself in 2015, I love to cook. This is something that has helped me remain calm throughout a hectic year and has made Dave very happy. Most of the recipes I make I find on Pinterest or blogs just like this.
Now here we are in 2016, a sparkly new year, and I want to share all these new experiences. I read a lot of online reviews and blogs and I have to laugh sometimes at the amount of perfection I see. If there is one thing I’ve learned over the past year, it is that I am never going to be perfect at everything I do and I feel like others can relate to this. I have learned to laugh at myself, whether its burning yet another meal or getting stuck in my first knitting project (like literally stuck!).
This blog will basically be my own attempt at organizing my life, thoughts and experiences into one place. I look forward to sharing with you.