I live in a beautiful ocean-side town with my hubby and our beloved fur fam. We are proud parents to an adorable pooch Scout & a new rescue kitty named Sunshine. I run an Etsy shop where I sell blog templates + I own a small jewelry & accessories online shop too. I love creating and dreaming up new projects and staying busy. I'm an avid believer in living a life that I'm passionate about, connecting with friends & family and always seeking out new adventures!
I spent my childhood in Europe, living in the Czech Republic. On my seventh birthday, my parents decided to move to Vancouver, BC and I'm so thankful they did. I'm proud to live in such a beautiful city, we're surrounded by mountains & ocean and I can't imagine living anywhere else! Growing up, I was very involved in the arts: photography, design, ballet and theatre. In fact, I went on to work as an actress throughout my early twenties in both film and TV. I'm so appreciative for that experience and all that I learned. Little know fun fact? It's how I met my husband too! We were married in the summer of August, 2005, bought our little dream home and I finished my degree in business administration a few months later.
What does the future hold? We're hoping to buy a bigger home in the next few years (I'm dreaming of a yard + garden), start a family, travel... and do what we do best - dream!
I started "By The Shore" in the Spring of 2013 as a way to share my love of beautiful things and inspire others to live more creative, full and passionate lives. I believe finding beauty is available to all and helps us live more creatively charged lives. It's my greatest wish to nurture & inspire others as well as help other woman feel wonderful about themselves. We are all amazingly unique and that's something to celebrate. "By The Shore" is also an archive of my personal style, daily bits, married adventures and life as a business owner. I post about things I love and that inspire me.
* Personal Style - My weekly journal featuring my simple & everyday outfits.
* Beauty - A series on skin care, DIY's, make-up and hair tutorials.
* Recipes - I love cooking healthy and vegetarian dishes + sharing them on the blog.
* Adventure - Our everyday adventures, travels and getaways.
* Inspiration - Sharing everything from business to blogging tips.
* Travel - Monthly posts written by Cee, a published author and Paris jet-setter!
* Weekly Wrap Up - Bits of my week and other life happenings!
MY ETSY SHOP
I excitedly re-launched my Etsy shop this past summer to include one of my greatest passions, Graphic Design. I love designing templates and helping gals & gents make their "corner of the internet" their home. I believe that having great design is such a pivotal part of getting noticed, growing your readership, and feeling inspired in your own blog journey. I'll be announcing a few more exciting things for later this year... all of which are aimed at helping you grow your blog & brand. So stay tuned!
I can't rate Veronika enough! I'm so in love with my new blog template and Veronika was so beyond helpful, nothing was too much! Would happily recommend her services! ~ Whiskey & Pancakes
I am SO in love with my blog's new look...thanks to Veronika!! I have zero knowledge of HTML, so giving my blog template a cleaner, more professional appearance would have been impossible on my own. Veronika had everything up and running in no time...even with all my silly questions! ~ Style Is My Pudding