For my summer featured blogger, I chose Bekuh of Secondhand Sundays. Lately, I find myself gravitating to more lifestyle/diary/personal blogs with a unique mix of their passions and interests. I absolutely love Bekuh's taste, and design aesthetic. I really enjoy keeping up on her life with her husband Ryan, and their pup Nellie. Read below for a fun interview with Bekuh and be sure to check out her blog! It's a seriously inspiring place and she's one of the sweetest gals out there.
1. Can you tell us a little bit about Secondhand Sundays?
Secondhand Sundays is an ever changing outlet of experience for me. It's part journal, part sketchbook, and part photo diary. It's a place where I can collect my passions and share them through snippets of our daily life, travel stories, inspirational imagery, and DIY projects. I believe the most interesting people in life are those who live a life of passion shared, and not just felt. I want to be one of those people.
2. When and why did you start blogging?
I started blogging in January 2010 as a way to catalog things that inspired me online (like Pinterest before it existed). It evolved sometime in the summer of 2011 to include more personal images, daily life happenings, and the creative projects involved in planning a wedding. Now it's my place to explore new ways of creating and sharing the things that I'm most passionate about in life.
3. Tell us a little bit about your husband, Ryan!
Ryan is my best friend in the entire world. He's seriously the most compassionate, loving person I'll ever know. He's definitely a Mr. Fix-it and takes his role as a husband and father (to Nellie) super seriously. He's a musician, audio engineer, and moonlights as my super-hero. I like to think I got pretty lucky in the hubby department.
4. Talk about your style a little bit in fashion or art, etc.
I like to think that I'm a pretty eclectic person in all aspects of style. Layering high and low elements to create harmony; whether it be in an artistic composition, or an outfit. I haven't quite hammered out what my style is exactly, but I've started asking myself, "Would a divorced 1950s housewife, 'finding' herself in 1970s Greenwich Village wear this?" It seems to help when I'm trying to figure out what to wear in the morning.
5. What do you do for a living?
I am the Community Coordinator for the wedding brand BHLDN, sister brand to Anthropologie. Basically I'm in charge of all things social for the brand and I spend my days bouncing between social sites, meetings, and creating reports. I just started in March, and I love it!
6. Who's Nellie? ;)
Nellie is our sweet rescued pup! She does not like to sit down and wiggles uncontrollably when she meets someone new. It's no surprise that one of her favorite things to do is to go on adventures with Ryan and I, but when it's time to relax Nellie loves to cuddle too.
7. What's your favorite DIY project you've worked on?
I think the DIY I'm most proud of was my Lacy Clutch. It was a pretty easy project to complete, but with a huge impact. I loved how professional it looked when it was done, and it's still in my closet! It's a go to piece for a dressy date night.
8. What would your perfect day look like?
My perfect day would start and end in Ryan's arms. In between those sweet embraces however, we'd get lost in a labyrinth of ancient streets somewhere overseas, sip on coffee in an obscure cafe, listen to buskers on street corners, and dive for treasures in a dusty old flea market. Then at night we'd find our way to a local bar and drink as much good beer as our bellies would let us. Crawling into bed before the sun rises, fat and happy.
9. Favorite musicians/bands?
My favorite band of all time is The Band, Levon Helm will always have a special place in my heart. I listen to other stuff too though! Currently on repeat: Bob Dylan, the Black Keys, the Alabama Shakes, Joni Mitchell, John Prine & First Aid Kit.
10. Any tips for bloggers you've learned?
I think the most valuable piece of advice, and one of the most difficult to follow, is to be yourself on your blog. It's easy to get wrapped up in what other bloggers are doing, and want to be doing it too, but we all have something unique and different to offer. Let's celebrate that!