Two Shallow Pockets is my blog about love birds creating a love nest on a budget. What led us to the inception of this blog? Well, it all started in May, 2009 when my husband proposed. Immediately I thought, how can I organize and plan our DIY wedding without carrying around a huge 3-ring binder? Then I discovered Pinterest! I began pinning all of our ideas on my ‘Wedding’ board. I pinned day and night, idea after idea. Months of planning went by and my mother started to intervene with her plans. After years of living an independent life miles apart from my mother, I wanted to plan our celebration independently. That was when Josh and I started talking about our priorities and money and we changed our minds and decided we’d be better off investing in a home. So, we eloped.
The irony of it all is that my Pinterest ‘Wedding’ board began gaining popularity, and before I knew it I had a huge following. Today I have over one million followers.
Now what? I have this great following on Pinterest a passion for arts and crafts, and interior design… so why not start a blog. A blog focused on wedding inspiration, entertaining, food and drink, DIY projects, home decor, furniture refinishing, and home design projects! A place to come, learn and create that beautiful celebration for yourself, or inspire you to design your own love nest.
I am also a modern marketer by profession and an entrepreneur. I have built up a successful career in the hi-tech world working for small, medium and large, well-known brands. In the early 2000’s I had an opportunity to become an entrepreneur and set out to climb ladders – literally and figuratively. I started my own decorative painting, custom wall finish and mural business. I had success and even had a piece published in ‘Design Sponge at Home’. But then the economy had that little hiccup, and challenged my high-end, luxury business so I went back into the corporate world.
Then Josh and I found our love nest and started settling in. The 1950s English Bungalow is nestled in lovely Portland, Oregon. It was move-in ready, with just cosmetic fixes required. We’ve completed a few projects but there’s so much more I want to do. I’m ready to roll up my sleeves and get creative, and bring you along. I hope you’ll join me. I have plans to create projects asking for your input, which should make it fun and I hope inspiring! Let’s get busy!