April 4, 2011


I never write more than 5 sentences on my blog, mostly because I know for a fact that I was not blessed with the gift of being a good writer. But also because I don't read long posts on other blogs, so I don't want to bore you to tears here. But for some reason, right now I feel like writing, so here goes....

What else is there to write about other than myself? Jokes....I am mainly writing because I draw everyday, but I never really share anything about myself. So this is get-to-know-Brittany day

I was born and raised in Nashville, TN. Lived here my whole life. Went to a private high school where I was in a bubble until I went to college at the University of Alabama. A lot changed the DAY I went to college. I kid you not. There's so much about those four years that I don't remember, but I can vividly remember moving into my dorm that scorchingly hot day where my dad and brother carried all my stuff up 4 flights of stairs while my mom and I  stayed in my room organizing it all as it came in. 

Deeper thoughts:
My birthday is cinco de mayo, so I have a great love for margaritas and mexican food.....or that's just my excuse for liking them both too much. I despise onions. DESPISE them. I really don't have a favorite food, but I am a very picky eater. I don't like my food items to touch on my plate.....it has to all be separated. I'm borderline OCD. I make my bed every morning, and can't stand having clothes on the floor which is a major departure from my childhood ways. My car and bedroom are always neat. 

I am extremely close to my family and they are completely the reason I moved right back home when I graduated college. I can't imagine living somewhere without them, but am not 100% set on being here for the rest of my life. I'd like to at least think I could live somewhere else for a brief time. Who knows. I spent a summer in New York City doing two internships and had the time of my life. It will continue to be one of my favorite cities in the world. 

I have a shoe-fetish and would rather spend money on them than clothes any day. I am terrible about saving money. I really need to get better at that. As far as my wardrobe, you will find it to be mostly black and solids. I don't wear a lot of prints. The most print you will find me in is stripes. I am the queen of t-shirts and sweaters and/or blazers. I'm trying to figure out what my staples will be for spring and summer....

I am by no means depressed, but there are days when all I want to do is lay in bed ALL day. The disadvantages of A. working for yourself and B. working from home. Trust me, I don't sleep all day. I have a weird sleep schedule. I can spend an entire night staring at the ceiling and never go to sleep. It's miserable. It's getting much better though....I've realized the benefits of getting into a schedule. It's like trying to get a newborn on a sleep schedule with me. Baby steps. 

I could spend all day blogging/playing on my blog/drawing for my blog/etc. which is bad because I don't get paid to do it. It's all a release for me. A way to not think about real work. 

I can't read a novel or book that is more than 1.5 in. thick or has really small font (I always have to check the font choice.....it can be a total deal breaker in a book). And yes, I still buy books, real books with real paper. I'd rather just not read than read a book on a Kindle. I also buy tons of magazines but never really read them. I'm more of a picture-book kind of person, and I buy the magazines just for the pictures. This is why I post so many pictures here....

I do have a favorite book, surprisingly. Hands down, The Great Gatsby. Favorite song? Tough to say, but I always go back to Neon by John Mayer. 

I think I hit my intellectual high in 8th grade when I won the math AND english award for having the highest grade in both classes. Spelling and math are two things I struggle with these days. Thank goodness for spellcheck and a calculator. 

Bored yet? 

I am the spitting image of my mother but have the exact same personality as my dad. Everywhere I go with my mom, we get asked if we're sisters. I have one brother, and he is the kind of person that walks into a room and gets all the attention not because he asks for it but because people are naturally drawn to him. People say we look a lot alike, but I don't see it. We are total opposites in so many ways.

I am a total dreamer and I think that is the reason why I can't sleep most nights, because I lay in bed letting my mind go 100mph. I have emotional melt-downs twice a year. Tears are involved. It all goes back to the fact that I am bad about keeping things in and letting them build up. It all comes out at one time, hence the melt-downs. 

I drive like a grandma, and I'm ok with that. 

I am kind of obsessed with bleaching my teeth. 

I hate (and therefore NEVER) iron. 

I'm very independent.

I change my hair color, a lot. I go from blonde to brown to the in between color, back to blonde. I've also been known to take the scissors to my hair one too many times. My mom owns a day spa and I still feel the need to try to cut my own hair. She also does nails, but I do my own and paint them at least once a week, sometimes twice. I feel bad asking her to do them....but I know she would and always offers. 

Procrastinating may as well be my middle name. 

I graduated college a week after turning 22. Immediately started working a retail job when I got home. Worked in retail from May to the next January. I had started my little business that October but kept it quiet until I quit my retail job in January. I've been working for myself for about a year and a half and have seen the ups and downs of owning your own business. People always ask if I want to design clothes, and the answer is I don't know. I don't really have an end goal. I don't know where I want my company to go. I know that I was given a gift and I am using it in the best way I know how to right now. But I know there's so much potential and possibilities out there, I'm just trying to not get ahead of myself. I'm trying to let things happen and see where I end up. Trying to be more spontaneous, with work and life.

Who knows where I'll be next year, but right now, in this moment, I am a 23 year old entrepreneur with a head full of ideas, some of which I have no clue how to make become a reality. I also know that there is something big in my future, though I'm not sure what it is. I've always had that feeling, but never really admitted it to anybody. I don't think it is for personal gain, but more of God leading me into something totally unexpected, something life-changing. I'm a big believer in everything happens for a reason. I'm not great at talking about my feelings, but I can talk your head off about how there are no mistakes or unanswered prayers (especially after a glass or two of wine....kind of an oxymoron). We are not in control. 

As much as I would love to give you a "In ten years, I see myself......" proclamation, I have no idea where I will be next week. 

Whewwww, I think I've met my writing quota for the year.....

I will be launching the latest issue of In Our Shoes Tuesday, so email me if you're not on the list and want to be! 


  1. I think you should write more. I think everyone else is probably so excited to learn about the boo that some of us already know and love. Btw' you should've mentioned that your name is really Boo. I can't wait to see what fabulous things you have in store, but I do agree you're headed for something big... We all do. Love you, kf

  2. Please keep writing and posting - - your blog is awesome! I first saw your work last year at Christmas Village in Nashville and was blown away by how chic and fabulous everything was. Can't wait to see what you come up with next!

  3. Great blog! :) Love reading it and learning a bit more about you.



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