Friday, August 26, 2016

Hi everyone!
My name is Samantha. I am a student at Ivy Tech majoring in Environmental Design. As a child I would watch decorating shows with my mom and would decorate my room. It was always a hobby of mine so when it came time to pick a major for college I was looking through what Ivy Tech offered and saw the Environmental Design program and it clicked with me. I’ve always wanted to have a career that I love to do; so what better than design that I've loved for years?
What also helped me to decide to do interior design was designer Monica Mangin. I started seeing her on her first show "Knock it off" where she and her best friend Jess would give high-end looks for less. They did so many fantastic do it yourself projects. I've tried one of them in my own room making a fabric padded headboard and loved it. She really showed me that you can have great style and do it on a budget; which is exactly what I want to end up doing. She really inspires me to look at things differently. Here's a link to her blog, her old show "Knock It Off", and her new show "The Weekender."  (This is the link to the first episode of "The Weekender").

So that’s me. I’ve never done a blog before and look forward to this new experience.
Until next time,