I’m Amber, though you can call me Ams. I classify myself as a Level 29 Jack of Odd Trades and a Maker.
Here on Dahlia & July, I share my love for nerdy and subversive crafts and show you how to geekify your home décor. My boyfriend Josh and I are super geeks/weirdos, but in the coolest way possible, and it’s reflected in our surroundings.
When I was in the military, strict standards ruled my days… It was only when I was off-duty, at home, that I could truly let my geek flag fly. I decorated my home in, and created all things, geek and horror themed.
I’ve also used my love of creating to help cope and live with PTSD and multiple pregnancy loss. There’s something about diving into and surrounding yourself with the fandoms you love to help bring a bit more color into otherwise dark days.
With that said, I do hope you find a bit of inspiration and support here…
More about me:
I am an Air Force veteran professionally trained in Photojournalism and Multimedia. I’m currently finishing my Welding degree after a few months break studying Graphic Design. I’m passionate about doing what I love, and I love making things. I’m also a Chicago Burbs transplant, living with Josh and our fur kids: Thor aka Mister Majestic and our two chinchillas Elric and Trunks. I’m obsessed with every Friday the 13th, glitter, dying my hair all the colors, and Hard Cider. Also, I constantly argue with myself over the Oxford Comma and why I can’t just adopt all the animals and live on an island with said animals.