Hi there! I’m Autumn Jo. Yes that is my real name, but I also answer to daughter, AutJo, sister, Button, wifey, A.J. and Etsian. I live in Phoenix, Arizona with my hubby and a house full of computers, techy gadgets, pearlescent paper, glittering beads and shiny ribbon. I am a nerd at heart and work as an I.T. Consultant by day and Maker of Pretty Junk by night. I grew up in central Texas and you will probably find me drinking sweet tea and humming along to some musician from Austin, y’all!
Shop Name & Opening:
2010 marked the year of my 30th birthday and the year I started my Etsy shop. As a child, my Omie taught me to embroider and I just adored creating things with her. In 2009 my husband and I were struggling to plan a detail-crazy wedding without breaking our budget. I gave handmade projects a shot and designed passport invites, maraca favors and personalized cupcake topper umbrellas. From this experience I found that I missed crafting and my hubby encouraged me to share my renewed love with the world. After many hours of debating shop names, I found myself staring in the mirror. Essentially I love that my parents gave me a unique name and I couldn’t imagine opening a store without some mention of them (and me) in the title! So AutumnJo Boutique was born.
What Do I Sell:
I specialize in creating chic handcrafted tchotchkes of fabulous quality, personalized for your special life events. My go-to party flair is an AutumnJo Personalized Cocktail Umbrella. Life is too short to not have an AutumnJo Umbrella in your drink!
My favorite things about Fall are the colors. I am an orange, navy, chocolate kinda gal. Slipping on my brown riding boots and wrapping up in my orange pashmina are pure comfort food. I also love that Fall marks the beginning of the holiday whirlwind. The anticipation of spending time with my family and celebrating the season makes my heart smile.
I have partnered with The Pink Senorita to share some holiday love with her readers. I am offering one lucky person two dozen holiday umbrellas. They are perfect for adorning a holiday floral arrangement, topping off a steaming mug of hot chocolate or even stirring a cheerful cocktail. I hope that you can find a smile in my work, and drop by my shop any time!
~ Autumn Jo
Thanks Autumn for sharing! Okay now on how to enter the giveaway!
1. Become a fan of Autumn Jo on FB, come back and leave a comment
2. Become a fan of The Pink Senorita on FB, come back and leave a comment
3. Become a follower on this blog and leave some love
4. Visit Autumn Jo Boutique and come back and leave a comment on what you would use the umbrellas for.
Good Luck! The winner will be annouced on Monday the 21st on my FB page. :)