Welcome to my blog!
I'm a Northeastern girl living in Decatur, GA -- affectionately known as the Berkley of the South -- just east of Midtown Atlanta. A former corporate and nonprofit writer and editor, I now spend much of my time with my two tween-age boys. I launched this blog in the winter of 2012 when I was temporarily insane after being home with sick children for what seemed like an eternity. With a nudge from a few friends, I started posting just for fun. Bluemopheads has evolved into an outlet for sharing stuff from my everyday life. I mostly write about things I love – design, travel, flowers, gardening, food and books. In some cases things I loathe like doing laundry and poor etiquette. My intent is to inform, as well as entertain.
Oh, and just in case you're wondering, my blog title comes from an at-home floral design business I had before my children were born. I hope to return to it some day.
With the exception of an occasional give-away, my posts are not sponsored. All opinions are my own or those of my guests.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you learned something new or perhaps had a good laugh.
To get to know me better, I’ll answer some of the questions I ask my guests.
Q: Tea or Coffee? Coffee, black.
Q: Dogs or cats? Dogs.
Q: Spring or fall? Spring.
Q: Beach or mountains? Beach.
Q: Favorite flower? Pink peonies.
Q: Favorite color? Pink.
Q: Favorite city? Besides my hometown, Washington, DC, Vancouver.
Q: Girl crush? Gwyneth. Subject to change based on her most recent PR gaffe.
Q: Boy crush? George Clooney.
Q: Style icon? Audrey Hepburn.
Q: What I collect? Books. Seaside treasures – shells, sea glass and sand dollars.
Q: Favorite book? To Kill a Mockingbird.
Q: Favorite movie? Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
Q: Last supper? A nice bottle of Brunello di Montalcino, fresh oysters on the half shell from Hanks Oyster Bar in Washington, DC, in-season heirloom tomato salad from the WoodfireGrill in Atlanta, GA, really good crusty French bread and butter (preferably from Paris), crispy fried flounder from Anson in Charleston, SC, followed by a handful of Nordstrom Makers Chocolate dark chocolate sea salt caramels. Can you tell I like to eat?
Q: Stuff I love? Candy (all kinds), dogs, Indie movies, margaritas, The New York Times Magazine, catalog shopping, HGTV, thoughtful gifting.
Q: Stuff I loathe? Eggs, pigeons, slapstick, Chardonnay, Parents Magazine, three-way mirrors, reality TV, regifting.