Who are you?
I am Brandy O’Briant and I am a working mom with a blended family that includes four…yep, count ‘em…daughters, two natural and two that I consider bonus. I love writing and art and architecture and was an English and Art History major in college…many years ago! My love of mid-century stems from my youth and the philosophy behind the modern movement.
Why are you doing this?
Because I am a glutton for punishment. And because I don’t really have enough to do, working full-time and raising kids and working on this house and all. But mainly because I love it. I love the topic. I love our house. I love modern architecture. I love to over-communicate. And I over-communicate because I hope you may love some of these things too.
Where in the world are you?
We live on Mercer Island in the middle of Lake Washington in Washington State. It’s a quick bridge over to Seattle. It’s an island of about 20,000 people and it sometimes feels like living in Mayberry. And no, we don’t have to take a ferry to get off the Island. And yes, it rains here. A lot.
Why should I listen to you? Are you some kind of expert on mid-century modern?
I am no kind of expert on anything. Not design. Not architecture. Not parenting. Not marriage. Pretty much not anything. Definitely not DIY. But I love them all and am learning every day. I want to share our successes and failures with you for your information and amusement. Believe me, you will be amused. You can read about why I love it here when you aren’t laughing at all the photos of me as a kid.
What is with your long strange blog name?
This blog is inspired by one of my favorite home blogs Young House Love. And since it’s mid-century and since it’s modern and since I love it (and David Bowie) = Mid-Century Modern Love. Plus, a reader pointed out to me that in Roman numerals MCML = 1950! Smack dab in the middle of the century. I love it when things work out magically like that.
Are you being paid to blog about products?
I am absolutely not being paid to blog about products nor am I blogging about free product I’ve received. I would feel too much pressure to be more positive than honest. I do however blog about a lot of products that I love and mainly because I love them. And I over-communicate. (God bless my husband.)
Okay then, can I advertise?
So you want to reach other cool people interested in mid-century design, culture and home remodel just like you? You’ve come to the right place, babe.
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SPONSOR A POST: $10/post Have a subject you want covered? No problem! I love writing about new things! I am happy to identify your company as the sponsor of the post and include a link within the text of the post. However, I do not accept guest posts. Sorry!
PRODUCT REVIEWS: FREE I will happily review your product in the blog. I am honest and believe that my readers depend on the blog for authentic and sincere guidance. I won’t mess with that. If your product rocks, you will not find a more enthusiastic supporter!
GIVEAWAYS: FREE I love giving cool mid-century products away! I will promote the giveaway on the blog and social sites. I allow one week for entries.
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More questions to be answered here are they come up. Stay tuned.