Rylee Blake: Everything from sappy love stories to blog tutorials
Rylee Greening writes her Rylee Blake blog, where she shares blog design tips, adorable stories about her family and some truly cool photographs. She likes crew socks, all things vintage and wore combat boots on her wedding day. Meet Rylee …
Where I’m based: Pleasant Grove, Utah
How long I’ve been blogging: I have been actively blogging for about two years now!
Blog/business basics: My blog started out as a life-style journal of sorts filled with music playlists, pictures of family and sappy love stories. When I got married I started playing around with HTML and coding for my own blog design and now a year later I have a section on my blog dedicated to blog tutorials for everyone to read! So my blog is kind of a mix of everything! Oh, and sappy love stories still make appearances.
What do you enjoy most about blogging? There has been so many opportunities that have arose from blogging, but my number one most fulfilling aspect of my blog has been the readers. It is really scary and intimidating when you write about your insecurities/fears/hopes for the public to see, but I have only felt love from those who have commented. I am so grateful for those who follow my adventures and help me along the way!
How did you get into blog design? A week after getting married my husband and I moved to Portland for summer sales. He was working 10-hour days, all day every day and I just had school and a lot of time to myself. Out of boredom I thought I would try to re-design my blog so I started looking up tutorials on how to use HTML. Once I figured out the basics, a friend asked me for some help with her blog and I was surprised at how much I enjoyed designing for someone. I decided that I wanted to do the same for others. So slowly but surely I created my own small business and now have had the opportunity to design for bloggers all around the world!
Other blogs I love: Ah, there are so many I love to look at! Style and fashion blogs always give me inspiration, but the bloggers I absolutely adore have to be those who are just incredibly real. I lean towards more lifestyle-ish blogs like The Daybook, Life is Sweet, Love Chugs, Love Taza and Copenhaven.
Guilty pleasure: Vampire Diaries, Gossip Girl and The Bachelorette — oh man. Need I say more?
Last thing I bought: Some basic tees from H&M (the new online store option is bomb)! I can’t get enough already.
What outfit do you love the most that you own? As of late — my grey wash jeans, striped tee, black chucks and jean vest.
What is your favorite vintage thing you have? Oh I just bought this yellow vintage suitcase from Encore thrift shop. It is so beautiful and with the most darling lace interior! I love it way too much.
Do you have the cutest dog in the history of dogkind? Uh, no. He drives us absolutely crazy sometimes but he keeps things interesting and we sure do love him.
Approximately how many saltine crackers do you eat in one sitting? Hahaha I love this question! And the answer is too many.