It is with an incredible amount of excitement that I sit down to write my first ever blog post (a very long time coming!) and to tell y’all all about what you might find here at The Curated Collective Co.
I suppose it’s helpful to get some of those who, what, where questions out of the way. With that being said, I’m Stephanie (recently) Badger (previously) Lyon, known affectionately to my friends as Lyon-Badger, a combination of my handsome new hubby’s name and my maiden name (which is now my middle name) Confused, yet? If not, I’m impressed. My husband Zach and I live in Seattle, with our sweet little Kitty, appropriately named Kitty, and absolutely love it.
By day, I have the incredible job of working in the thriving Washington State wine industry, a career I am overjoyed everyday to have. By night, I’m the owner, designer and blogger behind The Curated Collective Co! My husband and I got married last year, and I had such a blast when it came to all things creative during the wedding planning process, I just couldn’t seem to stop creating. I loved the design, the planning, the DIY–all of it!
After it was all said and done, I was itching to do something where I could let my creative juices flow in my spare time, and ended up in my own personal project here. Over the years I’ve had friends and family suggest I should get my behind into the online blog-osphere in my free time, and I finally listened to those ever present voices, and couldn’t be happier. Funny how when you finally listen to yourself, you can’t stop smiling. So that’s me, sitting here somewhere in between “I can’t get this smile off my face because I’m finally doing this” and also “who the heck would care what I have to say” but despite that…I’m grateful for each and every one of you who might choose to follow along with me in this little creative outlet of mine on the interwebs.
So, what will you find here? The Curated Collective Co was created with the hope to bring approachable & affordable style, travel, and overall life inspiration to the every-day girl…all while navigating the waters of being a dreaded “20-something millennial.” Essentially, this is a curation of everyday moments (and I can promise you, it won’t just be the pretty ones!) I truly hope you enjoy it. If not, at least maybe it will make you laugh. If it does none of that, my condolences. I’ll pour a glass of wine in your honor. Want to say hello? I’d love to hear from you!
You’ll have to stay tuned to find out more. In the meantime, feel free to #CurateThatMoment with me over on Instagram (@thelyonbadger).
2017, you’re looking mighty fine so far.