I’m Ella Boleynn.

indie crafter, small business owner, freelance writer, graphic designer, poet, frugal living ninja, nerdfighter

I am an idealist (INFP), and I believe that there is good in all people – but I’ve seen enough of the world to know that it isn’t always the most visible…

Like all people, I’ve had good times and bad times. Creativity and writing here were my salvation and refuge when a family scandal managed to tear apart my marriage and almost broke me.

Now, I’m living my happily ever after – building a successful indie craft brand with the love of my life and helping other small business owners make their dreams come true. My life is nothing like I would have imagined it a decade ago, but it is so much richer than I realized it could be. Recovery from trauma is a life-long battle, and it’s one I believe we all fight daily. May we heal together through words and genuine connection.

My qualifications range from published poems and conference presentations to my grandmother’s glowing reviews and a young author’s trophy from the first grade.

I’m Living in Retrospect.

Living in Retrospect – (v.) looking to the past for inspiration you can use today

Living in Retrospect is a lifestyle blog dedicated to finding beauty in everyday life. It has changed dramatically through the years – as have I – as have you – as has all. I started the blog so that I could help others live more happily. Check out the categories below for some of my most-loved topics – at the time I originally organized everything in 2015. For a more up to date collection of my writings, visit the homepage.

Saving Money
The Absurd
Creative Writing
Broke Bride
Do It Yourself
Inspiration

Check out my favorite posts.

Let’s get together.

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