I am so excited to share with you that it is Modish & Main’s Blogiversary by turning 5 years old today and we have a GIVEAWAY to celebrate! I can vividly remember the days leading up to publishing my first blog post back on April 3, 2013. I had spent countless (and I mean countless) nights with little to no sleep making sure EVERYTHING was set and ready to go. Things looked a lot different on the blog back then, but the launch of Modish & Main has completely changed the path of my life.
When I decided to start this lifestyle blog 5 years ago it was simply as a way to have my own creative outlet & share the things I was interested in with my friends and family. Never could I have imagined still producing content 5 years later and having the opportunity to work with amazing brands and incredible people. Back then I had never even lifted a DSLR camera, didn’t know a single thing about Photoshop or Lightroom or let alone how to run a blog. The one thing I did have was passion.
I borrowed my parents Olympus DSLR, watched and read countless videos/articles and was determined to teach myself how to take decent photographs. I won’t lie, pictures early on were quite horrendous. I enrolled in an online course to teach myself Photoshop, followed by InDesign (didn’t know Lightroom existed back then) and even how to shoot in manual mode on my DSLR. I stayed up till 3:00am many nights, reading techniques on the essentials of a successful blog and spent a chunk of my savings at the time to design a beautiful website. I was 100% committed and this was all before I published my first post.
Without intentionally doing so, I taught myself to become a professional photographer, graphic designer, creative content designer & marketer. By launching Modish & Main 5 years ago, it has spurred the creation of my business, Modish Digital and our coming soon lifestyle adventure brand, Modish Wanderer. I’m hear to say, MODISH is having a movement! (Psst …. still don’t know what Modish means? It’s a synonym for stylish or on-trend.)
Wonder what some of the all-time favorite posts from the past 5 years on Modish & Main are?
• Still to this date my 2nd post, 30 Gifts for 30th Birthday, is a reader favorite! I initially created it for my good friend, Holly, and have since re-photographed with items for my sister-in-laws 30th birthday.
• The office in our previous hometown with the bright coral wall & white furniture is still viral on Pinterest for over 4 years!
• This yummy dairy free Tuscan Tomato Bisque in the Vitamix is still trending and perfect when tomatoes are in season.
• Make your own safe, non-toxic hand sanitizer spray using essential oils.
• You know I love a good DIY project and one of my all-time favorites is my DIY butcher block desk.
From the bottom of my heart I am so grateful for each and every one of you that have ever stopped by this lifestyle blog that I call home. To the loyal readers who have been with me since the beginning, thank you, thank you, thank you. To my new readers, welcome & I’m so glad to bring you along on my journey.
It has been an incredible ride that is far from over. To celebrate my 5 year Blogiversary, lets do a GIVEAWAY! In anticipation of the launch of our lifestyle adventure brand, Modish Wanderer, I’m going to give one lucky reader TWO apparel items of their choice!! All you have to do to gain entry is:
Follow @modishwander on Instagram & comment on the most recent post where you want to travel to next.
Like Modish Wanderer on Facebook & comment on the most recent post where you want to travel to next.
To be clear , the post you’re commenting on should be of Dexie & I. 😄
The giveaway is expiring on Saturday, April 7th at 8:00am PST. It’s open to both male & females as Modish Wanderer will have men, women and children brand apparel! I’m so excited for this new adventure & cannot wait to share with you all that’s to come. To stay updated on our launch date and product news, be sure to sign up for our newsletter on the website!
A big THANK YOU to my sweet friend, Aisha, for capturing these celebration photos for me. Cheers!
Keep Living a Stylized Life.