( last updated: january 2012)
oh, hello friend was started in May, 2008. A couple months later in July, I opened up my etsy shop. The name comes from when I was in high school, when my best friend and I would address eachother, “hello friend.” I originally intended my blog to be a place where I could post about whatever was on my mind: design, life, etc. But the more and more I posted, the more found I really loved posting things that inspired others. It is so neat to be able to contribute to an ever growing creative community.
To date, oh, hello friend has over 25,000 readers, subscribers + blogger followers combined. I am truly honored and humbled that friends would want to read my little blog. I love each comment, each email I receive from you all. I am inspired at how much the blog has grown in such a short amount of time and excited to see where it takes us.
My name is danni, lovely to meet you. I am 26 years old, I studied graphic design and graduated from the Art Institute Orange County in September 2007. I sort of fell into design when my mom suggested I try going to art school. I ended up really loving it. (moms really do know best, thanks mom!) When i’m not designing, I enjoy traveling, finding treasures at flea markets and thrift stores, listening to the rain while reading a book, eating a good hamburger, and spending time with my husband, Nicholas. We got married on September 25th, 2010!
I am a follower of Jesus and will talk about my beliefs from time to time here on the blog. Not really a big fan of the word "christian" or even being associated with any religious affiliation. I simply believe that Christ came and died for the sins of the world. He extends His amazing grace and love to us, though we are so undeserving of it. I am deeply touched and grateful for how generous you are to allow me to share my faith with you from time to time. I always feel I can freely share with no criticism or judgements and for that, I am so thankful to you dear readers.
You can also read 50 random facts about me here, my 'always, sometimes, and never' list, and see my 101 goals, 101 things to do in 101 days. (but the list is pretty old and outdated!) I am loving blogging. Thank you so much for reading and your support. You can also find me at the usual 'social networking' places: