October 1st is a good day. Not only is it the one year anniversary of PattyJ.com (Wooo!! Go Patty!), but she has been gracious enough to share her very special birthday with us as we launch our new blog and shop today. We told you October 1 is a good day!
Do you have a cocktail in your hand? If not, pour yourself a glass of champagne (Who cares if it’s 7am and you have to go into work...) and get ready to celebrate along side us as we tell you more about Prep & Pearls.
First let me introduce who you’ll be hanging out with it. My name is Amy Fields and I co-founded Prep & Pearls along with Kristina Wendell. With a degree and career in interior and graphic design, I knew I wanted to talk about my passion for design with an audience who wants to make their space look put together, even when their life isn’t (because let’s be honest, no one’s life is). Throw in my other favorite pastime - party planning and you’d have a recipe for an awesome blog.
My blog idea sat on the back burner for a while, until a conversation with Kristina, over cocktails, at the beach (Isn’t that how all good ideas start?). Kristina began telling me about an idea she had to put her years of being a bridesmaid (Trust me, 27 Dresses has nothing on her.) to good use. She is the go-to girl with all her friends and family who have ANY questions related to weddings or getting married. She wanted to help other brides sort out the craziness of planning a wedding, as well as make sure they had the resources and help they need on their special day.
That’s where Prep & Pearls was born. A hybrid blog and services website, our goal is to help you “Prep” your home or for events, as well as regularly offer “Pearls” of advice that we’ve learned from our own backgrounds and experiences (See what we did there?).
On the blog end, we will be talking about a variety of topics from home decor and DIY to food and drink recipes to weddings and babies. As two 20 and 30 somethings, we’re just trying to figure it out, and there’s nothing we love more than talking to our girlfriends about what’s going on in our lives. We love to share our opinions on everything, and we’re not shy about telling it like it is. We’ve also rounded up a pretty cool group of friends who you’ll be hearing from throughout the month (One of whom you may know… ), so keep an eye out!
On top of creating some really great content, we’re also going to be offering some pretty awesome services. Not only do we talk-the-talk, but we walk-the-walk. From help with planning a wedding or event, to decorating your home or organizing your closet, this is just scratching the surface of all the amazing things we’re working on.
Finally, make sure you check out the store that's coming soon. We’re working hard to stock it with super cute homemade wedding and home decor, accessories and printables. We’ll be sure to let everyone know when it’s up and running, so keep your eyes peeled and your wallet handy - You’re going to love it!
So, thank you again for checking us out, and we hope you come back often to see all the fun things we have going on. In the meantime, sign up for our newsletter to get the blogs daily in your inbox, and make sure you follow us on Instagram @preppearlsgirls and find us on Facebook (by clicking here) for insider updates.
Cheers to what we believe is the start to a beautiful friendship!
Photo Credits: All photos courtesy of Prep & Pearls