Hi! I’m Brittany.
That’s pretty much me. Laughing. In the sunshine. Drinking a cocktail out of a mason jar and a striped paper straw. On the phone, most likely trying to involve more people in whatever scheme or adventure that I have concocted that day. That will likely involve sunshine. And cocktails.
My short bio: I’m a mom, I’m fiercely dedicated to my family and friends (which are pretty much the same thing in my book). During the day I teach Art to middle schoolers, and everywhere in between I process orders for my Etsy shop. When I’m not doing all that stuff, I’m social butterflying around or planning my next adventure. (Another thing you need to know about me is that I make up words. I’m the wacky art teacher, I’m allowed.)
I used to have a small family blog that I wrote on, a lot. I love writing and story telling, and documenting in pictures, so it was a perfect outlet for me. Then I had a baby, and I kept writing, for awhile! Cause, ya know, newborn babies sleep all the time, it’s fantastic. Then she started sleeping less, and moving more.. and I started chasing and stopped blogging. And I didn’t blog, for 2 years. Recently I have been itching to start again, I literally lay in bed at night and write blog posts in my head. I wanted to start over but with a little broader reach. I looked at WordPress for awhile and got really overwhelmed, so I decided to email my favorite blogger who also happens to be my BFF (Best fucking friend, as quoted in her speech at my wedding..) : Amanda.
Amanda said “Call me I have an idea” Which is kind of her thing. Well, as you might have guessed (since you’re here reading this..) her idea was for me to take over Igoyougo, the blog she had poured her heart and soul into for the last 5 years. The blog I loooovvveeeedd reading. The timing worked out right, Amanda is an executive at her company and just didn’t have time to give it the love it needed, and I was looking for a new project to take on. After I made REALLY REALLY sure that she could part with it, (I may have used the sentence “Are you sure it’s okay I rape your blog? It feels so wrong!”) I started blogging. Well, it wasn’t quite that simple, I signed on and stared at the dashboard at least 5 times afraid to touch anything. Amanda is my best friend, but she’s also pretty much my hero, and after admiring her and her blog for so many years, this is totally a big deal. I have been gifted something very special, so here it goes!
If you are a longtime fan of Amanda as the author of Igoyougo, I’m sorry, I will miss her too…but you’re in luck! Amanda and I aren’t BFFs for nothing, we totally love all of the same stuff. So if you love the food, shopping, crafting, diy, bad reality show posts… FEAR NOT! It’s still coming! I’m also hoping to gain a new following who are interested in teacher stuff, kid stuff, art, and country livin’.
So, Hi! Anywhere I go you go….