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Behind the Scenes with All Things Bright and Beautiful

Happy Wednesday! For this week’s BEHIND THE SCENES, I’m pleased to welcome Aubrey from All Things Bright and Beautiful. Aubrey is one of the sweetest, most genuine bloggers out there, and her fun, positive outlook is truly infectious. I hope you enjoy learning more about her! 

Name and age: Aubrey, hit the big 3-0 this year…go me…

And yes, I never take pictures of myself, so I just cut out my family…*cold*, right?

Your Blog: All Things Bright and Beautiful

Current City: Phoenix, AZ…the hottest place on the planet

places I want to visit in my lifetime:

Back to BRAZIL!

 I could come up with at *least* five places I want to visit in just Brazil…the Amazon, Rio de Janeiro, the beaches of Natal, The Iguassu Falls…

But don’t worry, there are plenty more places I want to go, including a few not as romantic places like our nation’s capitol, that is probably my #1…I’m such a geek!

books I want to read in the next year:


I’ve been hearing for a while that These is My Words is amazing…a tear-jerker…which might be why I’ve put off reading it! (c: I got Bram Stoker’s Dracula for my birthday and still want to read that and I’m thinking about jumping on the bandwagon and reading The Help.  And again, GEEK ALERT! I just finished reading ALL THREE of the Hunger Games series…in one week. Yep. Feel free to judge me (c:

3 photos that exemplify what I want my life to look like in 5 years:

I am definitely hoping that we will have survived (and graduated) law school…I want a pretty house to decorate…and I hope that there is still cuddle time with the family (c:

As for the doing more of what makes me happy…I guess that can start any ol’ time!

1 thing I’ve been dreaming about is…

A fantastic vacation with just the hubby. I know this doesn’t sound like a lot to some, but if I had a million dollars given to me right this second, I would take off on a vacay with just the hubby for some good ol’ one on one…hey, quality time is hard to find sometimes!

How did your blog get its name?    Well, I pretty much didn’t have a set direction that I was going to go in with my blog, I just knew what I liked and decided to talk about it…all the bright and beautiful things I find on my internet travels…and really, there is the most beautiful hymn that is titled this and I’m a very religious person (don’t act so shocked!), so it just really fit for me (c:

Who serves as a source of inspiration for you?   I’m a very big Jonathan Alder fan…in fact, he’s my design boyfriend…I’ve said it a million times, are you tired of hearing about it? No?? Good! Because I promise to keep talking about it. A LOT. (c: The color, the quirky, the unexpected…it just gives me goosebumps just thinking about it. I get pretty much all my inspiration from the peeps on the web and blogosphere…there is no end to the talent and creativity you find here!


What is your proudest achievement to date?   

Hands down and by far, my little ones.

Where is your favorite place to rest and re-charge?

Hmmm…I’m unfamiliar with this concept of “rest”…can someone give it to me in a sentence??? But in all seriousness, anywhere that I can just enjoy our little family. (c:

When did you first start blogging and why do you keep doing it ?

September 27, 2010…I’m coming up on my blogiversary! When I started blogging about a year ago, I really thought that no one would ever read what I wrote, but that it would be a good place to catalog all my design findings and ramblings about things I love. I can’t tell you what a surprise (and a PLEASURE!) it has been getting to know so many wonderful and talented kindred spirits through blogging. The love and support that is given so freely from so many amazing fellow bloggers and friends is why I keep comin’ back for more!

*MWAH!*
Y’all are the bestest! (c:

*Pretty much all photos via Pinterest, yep, I’m *that* unoriginal (c:

20 responses to “Behind the Scenes with All Things Bright and Beautiful”

  1. natasha {schue love}, on August 24, 2011 at 7:53 am said:

    I just LOVE Aubrey…so so funny and witty! And has the most amazing style, as you can clearly see!!! Thanks for sharing Aubrey!

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  2. Tamra {walks with Bella}, on August 24, 2011 at 8:29 am said:

    Aubrey cracks me up every day!! I love her, one of my favorite dailies. Happy to read more about her. Great guest post!!!

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  3. tobe | because it's awesome, on August 24, 2011 at 8:37 am said:

    love this. aubrey is adorable – i’m so glad to have recently come across her blog. fun to get a little extra insight! :)

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  4. Baby Shopaholic, on August 24, 2011 at 9:03 am said:

    Aubrey is my girl! Love learning more about her!

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  5. Sara Mueller, on August 24, 2011 at 9:34 am said:

    Aubrey is the sweetest! It was nice getting to know her a little more.

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  6. designstiles, on August 24, 2011 at 9:48 am said:

    Totally agree that Aubrey is one of the sweetest bloggers out there. I’m right behind you on the turning 30. Go me too, I guess. : ) I need Aubrey’s reading habits.

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  7. Cathy Wall @ Room Rx, on August 24, 2011 at 10:18 am said:

    What fun! I recently found Aubrey’s blog and this was a terrific way to get to know her! Thanks for sharing.

    Cathy @ Room Rx

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  8. Kristy Swain, on August 24, 2011 at 11:46 am said:

    I loved learning more about Aubrey!! Yay.

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  9. Charlotta, on August 24, 2011 at 1:02 pm said:

    I loved this! You really get a sense of her warmth – she seems like such a sweet girl!

    x Charlotta

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  10. Lara Matos, on August 24, 2011 at 1:26 pm said:

    I love this series and love learning about a new blogger each week. I hope you keep it up for a while!

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  11. Jessie, on August 24, 2011 at 4:30 pm said:

    I like Aubrey, she’s funny and fabulous. And we both love Jonathan Adler, too!

    P/S: Come by and enter my giveaway for a chance to win a personalized necklace. :)

    Jessie
    http://www.mixandchic.com

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  12. Haley @ Cardigan Junkie, on August 24, 2011 at 5:39 pm said:

    Aww, I love learning more about Aubrey! This is one of my favorite series in blogland since I’m so nosy!

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  13. Dawn {The Alternative Wife}, on August 24, 2011 at 6:35 pm said:

    Love Aubrey!!! So awesome to learn more about her! :)

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  14. Aubrey, on August 24, 2011 at 10:00 pm said:

    Wow, I should come over here more often, I like the attention (c: Hehehe…but seriously, thanks for having me over today, I really had to make myself sit down and think for these questions (and that is a good thing!) and I enjoyed every bit of it!

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  15. Kelly @ JAX does design, on August 25, 2011 at 6:39 am said:

    I discovered Aubrey’s blog a couple of months ago, and have enjoyed reading her bright & beautiful posts :-) She has such a fun writing style and great sense of humour. It was great to learn more about Aubrey through her guest post here :-)

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  16. amy b.s., on August 25, 2011 at 7:31 am said:

    loved getting to know more about aubrey! great series!

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  17. hollie, on August 25, 2011 at 11:57 am said:

    I LOVE AUBREY!!!!!!! I didn’t know she lived in PHX! for some reason I tend to believe all my bloggers live like an hour away…this was such a great post. new follower :)

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  18. Sundeep @ Designwali, on August 25, 2011 at 6:21 pm said:

    Great post! i love her blog!

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  19. Lauren, on August 26, 2011 at 8:22 pm said:

    I love Aubrey! she’s amazing!

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  20. Julip Made, on August 27, 2011 at 2:48 pm said:

    Ohh Aubrey take me with you to Brazil!! I’m in the process of learning to speak Portuguese for a trip next year to visit the Boy’s family in Portugal, but I can easily apply my new found language skills to a trip to Brazil!! Loved learning more about you Aubrey!

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