Hello Splendid is a lifestyle blog all about finding,creating and sharing the simple yet splendid things in life.
Everyone has a story and here is mine. I’m Jillian. A die-hard New Yorker transplanted to San Diego in the name of love. Between dashes to Asia for work, I met the most amazing man, Craig. We were a geographically undesirable match and admittedly, a bit of a cliche.
Me, a twenty something Manhattanite fashion industry production manager. Him a thirty something San Diego based Wall Street trader. As a self declared stubborn New Yorker, I refused to date anyone who lived more than a mile from my Chelsea neighborhood. The universe had other plans… 184,300 miles of zig-zagging across the country later, I made the big move. We got married on the beach and welcomed our hilarious, lovable and precocious little girl Kayla in 2009 with a whirlwind parenting experience. Read: parenting kicked our butts.
I began blogging in 2012, fueled by a love of all things kid-friendly. After much debate, we knew our family was not complete (I convinced Craig that our family was not complete)
Shortly thereafter, we welcomed our happy-go-lucky, permanently smiling or looking surprised son, Blake to the world in August of 2014.
Blake and Kayla were immediately inseparable and continue to melt my heart on a daily basis.
Blake is growing up so quickly!
Rounding out our family are is our furry, goofy ball of love, our rescue dog Charger. He’s kind of the best dog ever. Except for when he eats my shoes.
Much in the same fashion that I found Craig, I have always enjoyed finding the hidden gems in life. The simple yet splendid things. After years of friends coming to me to ask what to buy for whom or to figure out where to get unique, amazing things I started Hello Splendid.
I love to create DIY tutorials, share home decor inspiration, show off amazing products from brands that suit my family and life and of course share the little splendid (and sometimes not so splendid) moments of my journey. I also enjoy sharing causes near and dear to my heart like Make-A-Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
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So thank you for stopping by and please don’t hesitate to send any questions you have my way! You can easily reach me at jillian(at)hellosplendid.com