If you don't know who I am, let me tell a little bit about myself. But as you read my blog on a daily or even weekly basis, you will get to know A LOT about me. I am a proud Chicagoan and Jayhawk (KU-Rock Chalk!!) who was raised in Highland Park, Illinois.
I come from an amazing yet not your average family whom I love and adore more than anything. I am the middle child having an older and wiser sister and a younger extremely handsome brother. I love you guys :)
The Queen of the House
Tula and Lulu
There are also three babies of the family, our dogs, Tula, Lulu (both American Bulldogs) and Maggie May, The Queen Bee.
Anyways, since I was a very little girl, I would sit in my room for hours rearranging my furniture, snatching up decor from around the house and strategically placing it in the perfect spot in my room. I am almost 26 years old and I still do that. So I guess you could say that interior design was a passion that I was born with. With that passion I graduated from Harrington College of Design and soon after started my own business Pure Surroundings, LLC. In addition to starting my own business I am a certified LEED AP (Leadership in Energy Efficient Design Accredited Professional) through the United States Green Building Council. I am so undyingly obsessed and excited about sustainable design-something people don't really know about.
ME! Hugging a tree...obviously
So thats why I started this blog; to show the world that sustainable design can be easy, affordable, stylish and beneficial not only to ourselves but to our Mother Earth. So come along with me as I blog about my business, the challenges I face as a start-up company, green living tips, nature and basically anything that inspires me as a designer. Enjoy!