Hi there! I'm Rebecca and I'm so glad you've found your way over to my little blog here.
My name is Rebecca Grafton and I'm a 25 year old girly girl from the Philly suburbs area. This blog is devoted to all of my girly ways of life! I love to cook healthy meals, craft and make jewelry, and wear cute outfits ;) I currently work full time as an insurance salesperson and rent a townhome in the most adorable little town called Skippack about 45 minutes outside of the city in Montgomery County, PA.
On my blog I share many DIY tutorials but I'm a major beadaholic and have been making jewelry since I was a kid. Jewelry making is my creative passion and what I do when I have free time and want to relax. To me there is nothing better then sitting down in my craft room on a Saturday afternoon with some Gilmore Girls episodes on repeat, a hot cup of sugary coffee, a seasonal candle burning from Bath and Body works, and the whole afternoon ahead of me to just BEAD!
I am also very passionate about living a healthy lifestyle and big portion of that is that I love to cook and create healthy recipes! I recently lost 100 pounds and have received a decent amount of press recognition for my weight loss transformation. It took me two years to lose 100 pounds and during that time I truly developed a love for finding and creating new recipes that were healthy but still tasted amazing. I'm so happy to be able to share these recipe ideas with you on my blog!
The Back StoryI started "My Girlish Whims" when I was a junior at Grove City College. It was 2010 and craft blogs were all the rage! I started my blog to share tutorials on how to make jewelry, how I decorated my dorm room, and just basicially a lifestyle blog keeping up with my life. I blogged through-out getting engaged, getting married, moving into my first home, and starting out life as a newly-wed.
Through a series of personal events, I am now divorced and feel like I am starting life all over again, happier than I have ever been. There are many posts in my archives about my previous relationship and life, and many moments that were shared on this blog during that time of my life. I won't delete those posts because there WAS a time when I was very happy with that life, but people grow and change and ultimately things did not work out for me and that lifestyle.
Where I am Now
So here I am now: 25, the best shape I've ever been in my life, and very much excited for what the future holds for me. I am truly a happy and positive person and I wake up each morning feeling so blessed for my health, my family, friends and salvation, and the people who follow along with my journey online and see me as an inspiration and motivation for them. I'm excited to continue to share tips on my blog for weight loss and healthy living, tutorials from my creative endeavors, and just overall just snippits of my personal life who any one who cares to follow along the whims of a girl who is a little too addicted to wine for her own good and slightly obsessed with posting on instagram.