About

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.

8 Responses to “About”

  1. karen collins
    September 5, 2010 at 1:39 pm #

    Bec, you are sooo creative, always coming up with new ideas. I love your new blog!!!

  2. March 28, 2012 at 3:10 pm #

    I came across your site while reading about WordPress codes. Nice site you have here and I wish you all the best.

  3. June 14, 2012 at 1:47 pm #

    G’Day Bec,

    Like Sam I found you via the Automattic website via WordPress info elsewhere (as we do on the ‘net).

    There’s a nice little Mexican Resturant (not sure how authentic) on South Road near Flinders Medical Centre. Lucky Lupito’s.

    You gotta be quick to get in though because it’s usually full by 6:30pm most nights and you’ll then have to queue for a table.

    It’s on my way home so I get in before 6:00pm.

    Parking in the area is a real pain so good luck but let me know what you think of the place.

    I like your site by the way I’ll email my daughter with the link, it’s her type of place.

    • rebecca
      June 15, 2012 at 4:08 pm #

      Thanks for reading! And yes, I’ve been there – love that place. They are really on the ball. Also try Maiz & Mezcal on Magill Rd. A lot of Mexican goodness in Adelaide as of late! 🙂

  4. August 24, 2012 at 4:45 pm #

    Hi Bec

    Found your site from your profile on codepoet.

    I’m Aussie and live in Phuket.

    My wife makes stuff by hand and wants to sell online.

    Do you think people will buy hand made bags online from Thailand?

    Takes her a long day to make each one and wanting to sell for around usd$30

    • rebecca
      August 24, 2012 at 5:20 pm #

      Hi Brad.
      Absolutely! I sell the majority of my items to people in the US you just need to set expectations up front about delivery times and cost.
      You should have her look into setting a shop up on Etsy. It’s the best way to go about selling handmade + you can learn a lot of great tips/tricks from the community.
      All the best!

  5. August 24, 2012 at 6:21 pm #

    Thanks Bec

  6. April 9, 2013 at 5:25 am #

    **//caveat: my WP site is still a very rough draft!! I’m teaching myself as I go.//**

    Hi, Rebecca,

    I also found your site via the Automattic “About Us” page, which I was poring over while contemplating my next career step. The “Happiness Engineer” role is probably the best fit, and now that I see your wonderful DIY site it seems even more so. Guess I’d better accelerate my learning! My day job is doing instructional design, but I do lots of diy/handwork on the side, mixing digital with mixed media (I have ModPodge on my Mac keyboard, that about sums it up.) So I am trying to put my whole story on my WP blog to see what emerges.

    I found a lovely site in NZ called Tiny Happy; she is also a maker of things and sells on etsy; you might like her style: http://tinyhappy.typepad.com/ . It’s sort of fun to be reading about autumn coming on as our first spring bulbs are struggling up in the Boston area.

    Looking forward to seeing more of your ideas and learning more about your work, too.

    Emily T.

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