I’ve decided to re-do my About Page. I love About Pages. Whenever I find a new person online, the first place I go on their blog is to their About Page. About Pages say a lot about people. Go figure.
As much as I love my Original About Page, it represents someone who was more anonymous…and it’s still me, but not really.
Here is a sneak peek!
Welcome to The Casual Perfectionist!
This is JoAnn. She’s the one without the ponytails. JoAnn goes by Momma in real life and in most places in this blog. She’s the creator of The Casual Perfectionist.
The Casual Perfectionist was born in 2007, when JoAnn decided to start a blog. She wanted a creative outlet for her writing that would also give her an easy way to chronicle their forays into parenthood and share their adventures with their relatives back in the Midwest. At the time, she was in the midst of juggling a baby while working from a home office, and writing was one of the ways she was able to find some semblance of sanity. In 2008, JoAnn had the opportunity to quit her “real job” and focus on parenting and writing, two of her passions.
JoAnn has combined these two passions here at The Casual Perfectionist. She is a self-proclaimed perfectionist, but doesn’t consider herself to be the stuffy, up-tight kind. She’s more of a casual perfectionist, hence the name of her website. She tries her hardest to focus on the positive, learn from the negative, and laugh at both. In fact, she is a firm believer in the notion that if you haven’t laughed today, you weren’t really paying attention. Her Twitter ID is: @casualperfect.
JoAnn used to be anonymous on The Casual Perfectionist, until she met a lady, one of her readers, at a park and they ran into another lady at another park. That lady just happened to be the Editor of The Denver Post’s parenting blog, Mile High Mamas. One thing led to another, and JoAnn slowly let the veil of anonymity drop. She is a Contributing Writer and the Assistant Editor over at Mile High Mamas.
This is Claire. She is three, going on thirteen, with a little bit of thirty thrown in for good measure. She loves pink, princesses, and playing in the dirt. She is a true Renaissance Woman. You can read all about the day she came into this world by clicking here.
This is Daddy. He’s the one in the hat. He has requested that his image and real name not be used on the website. He’s shy. Or, just elusive and mysterious. But, really, he’s just disappointed that he even shows up on film.
This is Merlin and Jasper. They are brothers from the same litter but have totally different personalities. They have written some wonderful pieces on the website. They are fun and quirky and rambunctious. Claire couldn’t ask for better big brothers.
We’ve been in Colorado for over 10 years, and we love it! When we aren’t working on our various home-improvement projects, we love to travel and have other adventures. In the midst of all that, we love to do Shadow Portraits. We collect them at different times of year and in different locations. There is something magical about shadow portraits, and you can read all about them here!