my name is rebecca (for short: rebco, rc, bex or my preferred bec). i love crafts, music & mexican food… and of course my amazing family, friends, cat, and man. i’m an early thirtysomething american with 3.5 years under my belt of living in australia (adelaide via sydney) via chicago (cue the wilco song – minus the first verse). i’m a product of the fast paced geek-a-rific tech world (though I worked in the music industry for a few years) – last year i joined the team of fine folks at automattic (aka- wordpress.com and other cool stuff making the web a better place).
my favorite tunes are good ol’ southern rock infused with gospel, bluegrass, country & folk. back to crafts, i have a shop on etsy where i sell jewelry and accessories made from vintage (& some new) buttons that i’ve collected over the years from family and friends. (www.everybutton.etsy.com)
Howd.i.y. (pronounced just like the synonym for ‘hello y’all’) was started in august of 2010 and inspired by my love of turning a craft night into a craft weekend. i could spend 24 hours a day/7 days a week shopping in a craft store, and still my mind would never tire of new ideas for projects (though my wallet might). the mission of this blog is to create a forum for my friends & new found friends to share their d.i.y. projects and give a bit of insight on how others can replicate. as for the name ‘Howd.i.y.’ well it’s pretty self explanitory – ‘how-to’ and ‘do it yourself’. after a few days of debating on what to call the blog, the wire ‘howdy’ sign that i purchased at the original grand ole opry house (aka ryman auditorium) in nashville a few years ago, pushed me towards the chosen. i heart that little sign, and i hope you heart this blog.
you can follow me on twitter at www.twitter.com/rebeccaac12.