Behind the Scenes with Shop Sweet Things

Say hello to the fabulous Jeanne, author of the blog Shop Sweet Things. Since last fall, I’ve gotten to know Jeanne through several one on one lunches and blogger events, and not only do I admire her as a creative, but also as a momma, a business woman, and an amazingly stylish lady! In the year plus that she has been blogging, she has accomplished incredible things (I mean, check out this press page!), and trust me when I say that more is on the horizon. To top it all off, she’s one of the nicest women you’ll ever meet — smart, humble, and generous. Be sure to bookmark her blog, and get her BTS right after the jump.

1. Tokyo, Japan
2. Paris, France
3. Athens, Greece
4. Stockholm, Sweden
5. Barcelona, Spain

1. A History of the World in 100 Objects
2. Bringing Up Bebe
3. 1Q84
4. Steve Jobs

1. Travel with the family
2. Running a successful business
3. My own dressing room!

1.Growing my blog as a business.
2.Saving towards a dream home in San Francisco.

It was a pretty straightforward process. I just thought to myself what do I like most… and it was shopping and sweet things. So I just called it Shop Sweet Things.

Holly Becker from Decor8 is very inspiring. Her blog is beautiful, but I am most drawn by her personality – humble, smart, and very business savvy. I took her Blogging Your Way course last year and was really inspired by her – not only on blogging but also how she approaches life opportunities and outlook on life.

I think being a new mom is my proudest achievement. Being a parent and trying to raise a happy & healthy kid is certainly not an easy task. The second comes my blog. :)

Going to Napa is definitely one of my favorite places to go relax and recharge. I love doing bed & breakfast there. Who needs a laptop when you’re enjoying a delicious breakfast in front of beautiful vineyards?!

I started blogging in January 2011. I really didn’t know where it would take me or what kind of opportunities would arise. People always told me that I have good taste so I thought starting a blog would be a good way to test that out. And slowly, I’m meeting like-minded people and also taking interest in growing it as a business. It’s all very inspiring and keeps me motivated to be a self-entrepreneur.

{Image Credits: Bombus Etsy; Skonahem; 47 Park Avenue via Parlour}


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  1. 4.11.12
    Jeanne said:

    Thanks so much for having me, Victoria! I’m so happy to have met you and became friends. You’re a true inspiration to me and you know what people say about life, surround yourself with those who can only lift you up higher – you’re definitely one of those people in my book!

  2. 4.11.12
    Nnenna said:

    Yay, Jeanne is so awesome and her blog is amazing too! Loved learning more about her in today’s BTS and her success is definitely something to aspire to :)

  3. 4.11.12
    Georgina said:

    Lovely post – thank you for introducing me to Holly’s e-course, I cannot wait to take it!

  4. 4.11.12
    Trina said:

    Love Jeanne! It was so fun meeting her at ALT this year and featuring her on my blog, this week, too! She truly is a sweet person and has super stylish taste!
    xo . trina

  5. 4.11.12
    Chedva said:

    I love Jeanne’s blog, I actually thought it was “older” because she does it so well! Great BTS.

  6. 4.11.12
    Alexa said:

    Oh my gosh she is the cutest. Just went to take a peek at her blog and it is the best! :)

  7. 4.11.12
    Kate said:

    I LOVE Jeanne’s blog! The layout is amazing and her content is always so on point! Always inspires me to work just a little bit harder on every post!

    <3 Kate

  8. 4.11.12

    I remember when Jeanne came onto the scene! She was the sweetest. I definitely blog stalk her.

  9. 4.11.12

    Jeanne has such amazing taste. I am constantly looking to her for style inspiration. Great BTS!

  10. 4.11.12
    Bettina said:

    It was lovely learning more about Jeanne. She is definitely one of the sweetest bloggers out there! The behind the scenes series is great, I love learning about what drives and inspires different bloggers.

  11. 4.11.12
    Theresa said:

    So happy to see Jeanne in your BTS series. (This series is my favorite, btw. ;) I haven’t had the good fortune of meeting Jeanne in real life, but in all the other various online interactions, her sweetness and openness immediately shines through. And, Shop Sweet Things is always a great source of inspiration and great finds. Great post!

  12. 4.11.12

    i love this series so much! so great to learn more about the ladies who inspire me on a daily basis, including jeanne.

  13. 4.11.12
    Igor said:

    Jeanne is one of my favorite SF bloggers! Cheers all the way from Germany!!

  14. 4.11.12
    Eli said:

    I met Jeanne just a few short months after she started blogging and it’s amazing to see her blog grow so much :) she’s truly an amazing and kind woman!

  15. 4.11.12
    Keren V. said:

    I just got back from Napa and it really is the most wonderful place to relax, recharge, and rebirth one’s self spiritually! I am adding her book list to my queue.

  16. 4.12.12
    Ashley said:

    I’m glad you posted this !!! Jeanne introduced me to you and by reading your blogs everyday I feel like I know you two !!! Great post btw!! I’m gald you gave me some great advice to make my blog better !! Thanks again!!

  17. 6.4.14
    Jenifer said:

    Heart of the maps look great. Jeanne. You have amazing taste