Welcome to IMPERFECTLY GRATEFUL!
I’m Annie, a Utah-based Colombian-American, and I’ve been blogging about my adventures in the U.S. of A since the Summer of 2010.
I live in Salt Lake City Metro and I’m married to the man of my dreams. We have two living children, a little saint in Heave, and a crazy, loveable dog.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS RE: IMPERFECTLY GRATEFUL
2. Do you work with PR people? Do you review products? Do you attend events? Do you host giveaways? Do you accept advertising?
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS RE: EVERYTHING ELSE
1. Where do you get your images?
Though some come from my camera/imagination, the majority of my photos are from the web. (Here are my favorite resources for getting free images–simply scroll down a bit to “Free images, graphics and icons.”)
Those I consider to be more generic (like a stop sign) I don’t necessarily credit, but those I consider to be too darn special (99% of them, really) I do credit. You’ll know when I post an original photo. Which brings me to…
2. What camera and photo editing software do you use?
We shoot those photos I don’t get from the web with our Canon EOS Rebel T4i and our Android phones. I usually edit my photos on Instagram, Affinity Photo, or PicMonkey (<<affiliate link).
3. You’re a Catholic living in UTAH! What is that like?
Better than you might imagine, actually! We love it here. (And in case you don’t know much about Catholicism, here’s our Creed, AKA the Nicene Creed.)
4. I’m coming to SLC! Where should I shop?
Working toward a minimalist lifestyle means I don’t shop as frequently or “just because.”
So when we have something specific in mind, we’ll check out TJ Maxx, Target, Burlington/Ross (more for religious art and statues, if you can believe it), and the occasional thrift shop for books or baking stuff.
…And WHAT should I pack?
Like many cities in the States, SLC is known for its “bipolar” weather. (For instance, April 2023 was mostly snowy but toward the end it was sunny and in the 70s-80s. So whenever I travel I always (a) check the weather leading up to the trip and (b) bring walking shoes, layers (and more layers), an umbrella, and MANY options (!).
You can read more about what I mean by “options” when it comes to Utah weather/fashion on this post I wrote about the bizarre winter of 2011-2012 and the fashion choices it involved.
5. I’m coming to gorgeous flavorful Colombia! Where should I shop/eat?
Ha, well I haven’t visited my native land in over 20 years (!), so I could give you recommendations in case you’re in the mood to travel back in time. But I know the place has changed sooo much (for the better!), I won’t even try. I’ll instead blog about my experience when I go back later on.
Most of my friends and relatives are still there, though, and they seem to always be on different adventures there often. So feel free to contact me if you’d like me to ask them for recommendations :)
6. I started my own blog. Any tips?
Yay! Blogging is an awesome outlet for expressing yourself. Feel free to check out the following tips, which cover most of the getting-started questions you might have.
- Here are some easy blogging Dos and Don’ts, and here are some cool grammar and style tips for bloggers
- While these are great tips for commenters
- And here are even more rad blogging resources
PS- I’d be happy to check out your blog too and give you more feedback!
7. What did you study in school?
I graduated with an Honors Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, another Bachelor’s in Psychology, a Minor in Rhetoric & Writing, and a Certification in Integrated Marketing Communication.
Did I miss something? Feel free to contact me with your questions.