January 17, 2011

Ringing in the New Year with Shannon from Whats Up Whimsy!

Happy Monday and it definitely is that as I am so happy to introduce to you the lovely Shanon from What's Up Whimsy! Her blog is full of wonderful, beautiful, inspiring interiors and designs, my personal favorite is her "A house is not a home without Craigslist" post. 
She has a talent for finding the best items on that site to fit an inspiring interior.
She has had an amazing year and I'm so glad she is here to share it with all of us. 
Take it away Shannon... 

First I would like to say thank you so much to Amber for inviting me to guest blog for her in this fun series!  I really enjoyed putting it together! So here goes….

Imagine: 2010 Highlights

2010 was a big year for me.  I started back at work full-time after a year of maternity leave and celebrated my son’s 1st birthday.

Then in April, I started my blog, What’s Up Whimsy.  I didn’t really have a plan, but I knew that I had a passion for home décor, DIY projects and art and I wanted to share it.  Well some amazing things have happened since then.  I started some freelance work with a Pistil Flowers, a floral boutique, working on their marketing, PR and social media efforts.  I have actually increased my time with them and will be spending one day a week at their shop…and learning floral design – something I’ve always wanted to learn!

 I was hired to create a website for a new up and coming furniture store…coming soon!  I was also invited to some fun events – The Steven and Chris Show, The One of a Kind Show Media Breakfast, IDS 2011 Media Breakfast, etc.  And starting next month, I will be contributing to an online magazine…more info to come!   Needless to say, I have been overwhelmed at what has happened in the past 9 months.  And I’m excited to see what’s in store for 2011! 

Create: your 2011 inspirations

I am incredibly inspired by events and décor and this is something that I am exploring in terms of a new career path, so I am incredibly inspired by two big hitters in the event stylist business – Bash, Please and Ashley Meaders. 
They are both so incredibly creative in their styling of events.   I am always on their websites checking out new photos from their many endeavours.

Play: your 2011 forecast 

As for 2011, I have high hopes that it will be the best year yet for my career and blog.  As mentioned earlier, I want to try and explore the career path of an event stylist.  Lucky for me, 2 friends and one of my sisters are getting married in 2012, so I will have lots of practice! As for the blog, I am open to whatever it brings me.  The exciting part is that there is no way to know what will happen!  Personally, I want to try and allocate more time for my family.  As a working mother (who blogs!) I often spend way too much time on the computer and I really need to learn to put the computer away!
Thank you again to Amber for sharing my 2010 recap, my 2011 inspirations and my 2011 goals!

Thank YOU Shannon for sharing such a wonderful, inspiring journey you've been through over the past year and I wish you more and more success and happiness this year! 
It's amazing to see where the Blog world can take you...
If you haven't been over to Shannon's blog, head on over there and follow her through 2011!
Visiting Imagine.Create.Play for the first time? 
Thank you for stopping by and I would love you to follow as I have a very special, talented and inspiring lady into interiors tomorrow. 


  1. Loved reading all about Shannon's year and I have no doubt 2011 will be a fabulous year for her- she's so sweet and talented and her blog is one of my absolute favourites! xo

  2. Great post by Shannon. I could def learn to put the computer (or iphone) down too!

  3. Shannon, thanks for sharing! I think you're going to do fabulous at what ever you do!

  4. Awesome post Shannon! I'm so inspired by your blog and where it has taken you! Can't wait to see what 2011 brings!

  5. Ah 2010 has been such a good year for you! Huge good luck for 2011! - Am sure you will be a great event stylist. Cant wait to see all your projects!
    Rachie xo

  6. Great post Shannon, I'm so happy for you - where ever your path leads you will be very successful!

  7. Congrats on a great year...2011 sounds fun already!

  8. What a great idea for a post. Shannon, I loved learning even more about you.

  9. Thank you so much Shannon for taking part!! I'm so glad to be able to get to know you more! You're such a talented and lovely lady!!

  10. Shannon, what a wonderful year! I am so excited for what 2011 is going to be for you! xoxo

  11. Lovely to see Shannon here. Here's to a brilliant year for you both.

    P.S. Thanks for the link to the Jack Wills post - It's literally exploaded and grown so much over here in the past few years.

  12. Great post Shannon! I have no doubt many of those dreams will come true for you in 2011.


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