Welcome to Two Style Avenue
Two Style Avenue is a sisterly collaboration of our favorite things – fashion, DIY, beauty and hopefully travel (if we can get away from the kids’ activities). Join us as we embark on this new journey into the blogging world! We cannot wait to share our adventures with you!
Hi guys! Karrie here, the oldest and ONLY brown-eyed brunette of the three sisters. I mean, how did that happen? Could I at least get the blue eyes?
So I must admit, Maribeth is the more artistic one. She’s a great photographer, artist, and well is just good. Although my background is creative, it’s on the marketing and commercial side. So a little more business. BUT, we both grew up surrounded by DIY projects and we survived with all our fingers and can do this together!
Other than a fun project around the house and a great outfit (yes, workout wear qualifies), I love God, enjoy laughing with family and friends, a BARGAIN, a great workout, a good murder mystery, and the beach. Even better – a good book on the beach!
Little did I know that at the age of 17 walking up to a counter in a food court would lead me to my husband. We were married almost 7 years later and are now blessed with two sweet girls: Avery (9) and Raegan (16…I mean 5)!
I’m Maribeth, the youngest trouble-making sister. While Karrie is the business minded one behind the blog, my contributions will almost always be on the craftier side. What I love – God, family, making things pretty (on a budget!), photography, the beach, and coffee. Lots, and lots of coffee (seriously, Lorelei Gilmore is my soulmate).
I met my much better half, Jon, in uptown Charlotte after a Panthers game in 2006, when he accidentally spewed me with beer – instantaneous love. After Jon drove from Baltimore to Charlotte almost every weekend for a year, we decided that long distance is HARD, and we got married on a beach in Charleston. God has blessed us with a very sassy, independent, wonderful daughter. The threes have arrived, and the struggle is real! But I wouldn’t trade being a mommy for anything in the world!
Where did you grow up?
We grew up in the small town of Indian Land, SC. No one had ever heard of it when we were young, but Indian Land now has more than one stop light (gasp!), and is a bustling suburb of Charlotte, NC.
Where do you live now?
We live in Lake Wylie, SC. Lake life is amazing, and we have the added bonus of being 30 minutes from Charlotte, NC.
What do you do now?
Karrie is a former Marketing Consultant, and Maribeth is a former Elementary School Teacher. We both made the decision to stay at home once we started our families, which has been an adjustment, but that is why this blog is so special to us! It is all ours – no kids allowed in the blogging process!
Why did you decide to start a blog?
First, we both love the hunt for a good deal, which is how we ended up scouring blogs. We had so much fun looking at different fashion blogs that we started throwing around the idea of starting our own. The more we researched it, the more we fell in love with the idea – and grew a real appreciation for all the work that goes into it. We get to hunt down great bargains, shop together, and wear awesome clothes – who could ask for more? The added bonus is the behind the scenes work gives us a creative outlet to channel our energy into!
Second, we love a good project. It’s amazing that you can take something outdated and make it shine! And let’s be real, if you have kids or babysit for any length of time we need awesome crafts that fill long afternoons. We hope to share ideas for your home or gifts.
Who takes your pictures?
The lovely Shana Jarrett took our photographs in the beginning. For most of our posts, we take our own pictures or get help from family members.
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