Friday, March 30, 2012


  My name is Billijean, and I am a twenty-two year old woman currently living in the quaint town of Saugerties, NY with my husband, Christopher. As an artist, writer, and generally, a Renaissance-woman-in-the-making, I hope to use this blog as a way to convey my ideas, dreams, and schemes to the world.
   I feel that in this fast-paced modern world, many of us have lost touch with the simple pleasures of life. Namely, making and enjoying one's own home. Whether you have half a room, or a full sized house, you can make that corner of the world a home. Infuse the space with your own personality, and use it. I believe that anyone can be a homemaker. You don't need a significant other, or kids to do it. You don't have to be female. You can live alone and still be a homemaker. So, whether I am making throw pillows, organizing my closet, or figuring out what to serve at my next dinner party, it is all part of my journey to graft a little bit of myself into everything around me.
   The name "Pink Forsythia" was born out of a discussion with my mother. As I sat sipping tea at her counter, staring at the unblinking eye of the laptop, trying to think of a title for this blog, my mom was staring outside at the blossoming plants of the early spring. "You, Billijean," she said, noticing the golden flowers on her forsythia bushes, "are unique. You are not an ordinary forsythia are, more like...a pink forsythia." Immediately falling in love with the name and its charming implications, I eagerly googled it to see if there was, in fact, such a thing as a pink forsythia. And there was. Lovely, feminine, strong yet graceful, it was a perfect symbol of everything I had hoped to encapsulate in my blog. I realized the extent of it's perfection when a horticulturist's website informed me that it was a native plant of Korea. To explain, my dear readers, Korean is my second language, and though my genes are mostly Irish, part of my soul is Korean. And so, "Pink Forsythia" it is.

   Welcome to my blog, and to my journey to rediscover a little bit of lost elegance in today's society!