Friday, May 20, 2011

Happy Weekend and Hello!

This month has been awesome so far for The Yuppie Lifestyle. Many new readers have been sent my way through my feature on 100 Layer Cake, which is really cool, and several of you have even dropped me personal notes to say how much you enjoyed the tutorial and this blog, which just makes my inbox feel filled with joy. I thought this would be a good time to re-introduce this blog and also explain the name.

I started this blog back in 2007 as an old-school journaling sort of blog. It had hardly any photos and its inside jokes were not very entertaining for anyone but myself and a few friends. So, in October of 2010, I scrapped everything and started over, keeping the same name but building a new blog to share the things that I love—things like food, style, themed collections, and crafts. It says "beta" in the header because I feel that it allows me to change things on this blog as I grow. (And because I'm a nerd.)

The "yuppie lifestyle", to me, has nothing to do with money or class. Yes, I do consider myself young, I do live in an urban area, and I can be professional (sometimes). But on this blog, the yuppie lifestyle is one where I encourage you to do what makes you feel youthful, find delight in wherever it is you live, and become a pro at being awesome. By this definition, anyone can live the yuppie lifestyle. I'm just trying to be a good example.

And now, here is a photo of me, so you know that I am not just a cartoon character or an anonymous voice on the internet! (Nick is in it, too. I mention him sometimes.)

And because this is a lifestyle blog, if you enjoy what you read here and think my style jives with yours, I encourage you to check out the other aspects of my daily life that I share on these other social networking sites:
  • Like this blog on Facebook to get blog updates and coupon codes!
  • Follow me on Twitter where I attempt to use shorter sentences!
  • Follow me on Pinterest where I keep track of things I think are cool/pretty!
  • Become my friend on Last.FM to see my embarrassing taste in music!
  • Add this blog to your Google Reader, which I don't actually know how to use!
(Links to all of these are in the right sidebar as well.)

If there's anything you'd like to ask about that I didn't cover, or you just feel like expressing your own opinion, always always feel free to comment. Or, you can send me an email because I ♥ email.

| Photo Credit: Aubrey Trinnaman. |


Anonymous said...

That photo is adorable!

Eleanor Rae said...

I was one of those who found your blog via 100 Layer Cake! I loved your paper flag tutorial and have been making loads for cake toppers, and also made some along a string like pennants. Great blog! Thank you xxx

Lily said...

@Eleanor Rae: I hadn't thought to make them along a string for bunting. What a fab idea! Thanks so much!

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