Here goes, my first ever blog post (eek!)…
Choosing the name of my blog was not an easy process! In fact, I liken it to naming a baby! After all, once it’s named, there’s no going back!
What also didn’t help is the fact I’m a Libra. I don’t know if you’re aware but Libras are terrible decision makers and I am certainly living proof of that!!
I knew from the start what I wanted the nature of my blog to be, but I just didn’t know where to start when it came to naming it!
Why I Started the Blog
After being with my boyfriend Mark (or the grump) for nearly 10 years, we finally decided to buy a house together last year. I expected our search to go on for months but we ended up only viewing four houses before deciding to put an offer in on one of them!! It may have been a quick decision, but we felt this house was perfect for us and we did not want to lose it! The house was within the right price range, was a really good size, had a massive garage, an even bigger garden and most importantly…was only two streets away from my mum and dad! haha!
So, after our first offer got rejected…we were super happy to have our second one accepted and after a lengthy process with numerous phone calls to solicitors, estate agents and insurance companies (don’t get the grump started on solicitors), we finally got the keys to our house on 29th May 2015.
The house was liveable as it was, but we wanted to modernize it and knock a few walls down here and there. We figured we were best to do this before we moved in, so that’s exactly what we did and nine months and LOTS of working hours later….we finally moved in and now my journey of living with a boy begins…
Blog Name Decision Process…
This involved curry, lots of Malibu and a mood board!
My big sis Sam is a Marketing and Brand manager, so I figured that if anybody could help me to name and brand up my blog it would be her. She suggested a curry and brainstorming session at her house, so that’s exactly what we did (my sister, her boyfriend Matt, Mark & myself).
Firstly, we started with a list of topics that I wanted to blog about and from there we moved onto names! There were lots of names flying around…some of them sensible, some of them not (these, courtesy of Matt and Mark of course!).
I had a few favourites but just could not make a final decision (mainly because of the Libra in me). So we decided to leave it and just spend the rest of the evening drinking Malibu (and the grump guzzling wine)!
After all that brainstorming, it was actually when I got to work on Monday morning and my lovely boss suggested Living With A Boy. I instantly loved it and thought it summed up my blog and life perfectly!! And so my blog was born…