Behind E&E

Hello, friends! My name is Jennifer and I'm the gal behind Eco and Elsie. This site was originally a companion blog to my previous venture, Earthly Affair, an online shop specializing in eco-friendly invitations. After giving birth in 2010 to my baby girl, I sold Earthly Affair so that I could spend more time with my daughter. Now I focus solely on bringing eco-friendly ideas, concepts, and products to the modern day bride via Eco and Elsie.

Now that we are introduced, I'll be a little more off-the-cuff:
I strongly dislike conformity. I love backyard gardens, homemade cookies, and vintage jewelry. I have been known to bring plastic cups home from a party just so I could recycle them. I like 99% of the people I meet, but mingling at a cocktail party still makes my palms sweat. I don't believe in preaching. I firmly believe the best catalyst for action is through inspiration.

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Where did the name Eco and Elsie come from? Eco, because this blog is all about being eco, and Elsie is a mish mash of both my paternal grandparents' names. Elsie also happens to be the middle name of my daughter. I know, I know... It's horribly unexciting, but it has a nice ring to it, don't you think?

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If you have e-mailed me and haven't heard back, just know I might be a little slow in replying. Sometimes my boss (ahem, that would be my baby girl) complains when I spend too much time at the computer, so I do most of my work in the evenings.

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