January 7, 2013

A Little Update

(From top: background from The High Five Factory for Blogshop Austin; floral by The Byrd Collective for Blogshop; outtake from shoot for new Camille Styles column; flower crowns I made for my birthday; all from my instagram)

I wanted to pop in and say that posts will probably be a little light around here in the next couple of weeks as there is a lot going on behind-the-scenes these days.

I’ve been working on styling events (like Blogshop Austin this past weekend!) and three freelance branding projects in addition to a new column for Camille Styles (which goes up on Friday!) with original styling and photography. Also, as I’ve mentioned, I’m bringing on three contributors to the blog this year beginning in mid-February which I’m so excited about, but which also takes planning and coordinating. Between these events, projects and opening our ready-made shop and updating the site for The Creative Parasol (hooray!!) my time to blog here on GUS in the next few weeks is a bit limited.

That being said, I’m staying more active than ever on social media—Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest are all up-to-date when the blog is not and I’m instagramming shots from each project along the way, as you can see above : ) .  I’ve also committed to send out a great newsletter each month and I’ll be starting that this month. If you haven’t signed up yet, make sure you do (top right corner) for my favorite cocktail recipes, secret playlists and other goodies along the way. Even though I wish I had a little more time to dedicate to GUS these days, I’m so excited to unveil the hard work I’ve dedicated to in the coming weeks! Can’t wait to see what you think.

I’d love to know: what are you working on at the moment? Fun new projects? Challenges? Tell me what you’re up to in the new year.


  • Miro - Dose of Dash  / 

    Congrats on your column – I love Camille Styles!
    Blogshop looks awesome and is just what I need! It’s unfortunate that it’s so expensive (but understandable) and I also have a day job. :(


  • sara @ the by & by  / 

    You did a gorgeous job for Blogshop! Congrats on your many ventures – what an exciting way to start the year! : )


  • Helen  / 

    Sounds like there’s a lot going on here and they all sound fantastic – congrats! I’m hoping to start some new columns on my blog too and get the chance to spend some more time doing DIYs!


  • Ana Perkins  / 

    Thanks girls! It’s a pretty exciting time—although also a little stressful. Doing my best to manage it all : )

    Miro—I completely understand the funds issue. I highly recommend applying to be an intern if they’re coming to your city and you have a bit of experience with the programs. I also had a 9-5 when I interned for blogshop, but luckily those classes are usually on the weekends : ) If the opportunity comes up to go or apply for an internship, do it!!

    Sara—Loved seeing you for a second this weekend!!

    Helen—fun!! Would love to see your DIY’s when you get em up and running



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