Shelterrific began in 2006, after a magazine I was working at (Budget Living) folded. We had been working with some bloggers (like Maxwell at Apartment Therapy and Galya at You Grow Girl) and I was determined to figure out this “blog thing” for myself. I discovered Wordpress, made up a word (Shelterrific) and I invited a few of my super talented colleagues to contribute. It was a way to instantly express some of the ideas we were bursting at the seams to share. And, best of all, it was a way to instantly get feedback from an amazing audience of opinionated, style-savvy readers who are never shy to tell us what they think. Over the years, a lot has changed in our lives and the publishing world, but I still love posting domestic trials and triumphs (and cute finds!) here on Shelterrific.
In addition to this blog, I work as an editor, writer, manager, brand developer and digital executive for leading publications and sites such as In Style, Domino, Budget Living and People and iVillage. Currently, I am independent consultant, providing content and social media strategy to a variety of clients, from non-profits to luxury retailers. When my hectic schedule allows, I also write for about my own experiences as a mom, whether it’s engaging in the only child debate or campaigning to start a new national holiday.
My hometown is Niagara Falls, NY (a strange place to be raised, let me tell you) and I have a B.S. from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications. Recently I made a big move, trading a small NYC apartment for a house in a small New Jersey town with my husband, four-year old daughter, and labradoodle, Cupcake. Despite my busy and sometimes over-booked life, there are few things I enjoy more than putzing about at home or tinkering with a new recipe in the kitchen.