Best of 2016

In honor of the end of 2016, I wanted to round up and share some of my favorite blog posts from the year. No matter where you’re spending your New Year’s eve (or how, there’s no shame in relaxing at home, am I right?!), I hope it’s warm and lovely! And be safe out there (:

The Best of 2016

Best of 2016 // Imperfect Chevron

Travel Posts

2016 was full of traveling for me. From my clinical internships where I spent 3 months in North Carolina and 3 months in Florida, to a long weekend in Vail for the International Dance Festival, to interviewing for jobs in California…it’s been a busy year! Here are some of my favorites:

  1. Three Sisters Spring
  2. A Day at the Beach
  3. North Carolina Mountain Trip
  4. Vail Weekend
  5. San Luis Obispo Trip
  6. San Francisco Trip

DIY Posts

I had a few fun DIY and home decor posts to share this year. Makers gonna make, you know?

  1. Felt Wall Hanging
  2. Gallery Wall DIY
  3. DIY End Table Makeover
  4. My Sewing Machine Story

Cooking Posts

I love to cook, and mostly I love to eat. Here are a couple of recipes and food-related posts from 2016!

  1. The Perfect Green Smoothie
  2. In the Kitchen Recipe Roundup
  3. The Best Chicken Stew
  4. Delicious Coconut Bundt Birthday Cake

Miscellaneous Posts

I had a few random posts that I was really grateful and happy to share here on the blog, that don’t really fit into any other categories.

  1. My dog’s 14th birthday
  2. Wild by Cheryl Strayed
  3. G5 Hop Farm

Happy New Year!

xo

3 Year Blog-iversary

I haven’t been on the blog for a week, which feels so long and short at the same time (I’ve entered this little time warp called “moving” and my life has been a *little* chaotic the past couple weeks). But when I checked in with the blog today, WordPress notified me that I’ve been crafting this little corner of the internet for 3 years, today. And I wanted to acknowledge it somehow! Brace yourselves, I might get a little sappy.

3 Year Blog-iversary // Imperfect Chevron

You guys, I’m so thankful for this little blog space. It might not be a hugely followed blog, but it feels like a home, this little blogging community. And I’m thankful for all of you out there who have sent words of encouragement, or have even just read a post or two. Thank you. Seriously. I’m grateful to have this space to share my thoughts, tidbits of my life, and random messy goodness. I have a vision for this blog space, and I’m constantly planning and organizing that vision into content and ideas for improvement. I don’t always have time to share every post idea that I think of. But I hope to be able to share more and more, and to expand and grow and create on Imperfect Chevron for years to come. I’m always looking for ways to evolve and refresh (without changing the base of the blog, of course!) and I’m always open to your thoughts and suggestions. Want to see more of something (or less)? Let me know!

Anyway, thanks for reading and sharing ideas and feedback. I’m very appreciative and thankful for you all! Hope you’ve had the best weekend.

xo.

 

My Blogging Story

I started this blog about two years ago as a way to carve out my own little corner of the internet, and I’ve really enjoyed watching it bloom as I’ve tried to curate a collection of topics that matter to me. Things have definitely changed since I started Imperfect Chevron, and I definitely feel like I’ve found the “direction” I want my blog to go.

Today I thought I’d share a little about how I got into blogging, where I come from, all that rambly goodness. (: So here goes!

My Blogging Story via Imperfect Chevron

In high school, being my angsty/dorky/English-loving self, I decided to start a poetry & writing blog. I called it “Dog, Lost.” *total face palm moment* It lasted about 2 months and I think I only had like 2 readers during that time. I lost interest and deleted all the evidence.

During my time at Colorado State University, I was given the ultra-cool opportunity to be a student blogger for the PR department (specifically the Social Media division). It really sparked my passion for blogging, and I learned SO much along the way; about creating meaningful content, finding a consistent voice, and engaging in several social media/networking sites. Shout-out to my amazing boss at CSU, Kimberly!

I knew I wanted to start a blog of my own, but I didn’t have much time in college, so my blogging dreams kind of stumbled around for a while. And then, I figured out the perfect name for my blog: Imperfect Chevron! Chevron patterns were really big that year, and I was reading a home decor magazine that featured these beautiful hand towels with a pattern called “imperfect chevron.” Those towels really struck me–life isn’t perfect, and imperfect can be beautiful! So I launched Imperfect Chevron slowly into the world, adding new blog posts whenever I had the time to build up the site.

Eventually, I decided to connect my social media accounts with Imperfect Chevron to start to grow a little community around the blog and engage with my readers. I’ve also defined the topics that I’m most passionate about which I want to feature in my blog: fashion, beauty, home decor, sewing & crafting, and cooking & eating. That’s my vision going forward with the blog, and I’m so excited about the direction Imperfect Chevron is heading in. It feels so good.

Thanks for listening to me ramble on there, you guys are the best.

xo.