Boxwood Avenue

CHLOE LEGRAS //  I try to learn something new everyday.  I never want to wake up as the same person I was yesterday. 

BRIEF HISTORY: BORN AND RAISED IN RENO, NEVADA, I MOVED TO LIKELY, CALIFORNIA IN MAY OF 2014 SO THAT MY FIANCÉ COULD RELOCATE FOR HIS JOB.  CURRENTLY LIVING ON A 167,000 ACRE CATTLE RANCH, I SPEND MY TIME DIY'ING, experimenting with recipes, BLOGGING, AND FINDING A WAY TO INTEGRATE THE FARM LIFESTYLE INTO MY OLD 'CITY GIRL' ways.

Education

Career 

  • 2006-2010 The Child Garden at South Meadows: This is where I discovered I wanted to be in the creative industry; children inspired me to find new uses in everyday things. 
  • 2010-2013 Nanny for a private family:  This is when I learned Vermouth doesn't just belong behind the bar.  It's also when I discovered fresh sage is completely underrated in the herb world.  Then, when I discovered the two could be combined - it rocked my world!
  • 2012-current Etsy shop owner:  Having a small business that is run out of my house, has helped me develop organizational and communication skills. 
  • September 2014- current 'Boxwood Avenue': The amount I've learned in the past year regarding writing and blogging, far surpasses all that I learned in college. I hope to make a career of blogging, with an emphasis on food and DIY.  
  • Regular contributor to Society Letters: Writing for Society Letters has forced me to expand my writing skills, and experiment with different styles, which helped me...
  • ...get published on the HuffPost Blog, and my mom's refrigerator. 

Self Taught Skills: 

  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Photography - 99% of the photography on Boxwood Avenue is my own.
  • Semi fluent in other creative cloud products (illustrator, indesign).

Personal values and traits: 

  • I love learning new things, and have the ability to pick up new technology very quickly. 
  • Great organizational skills 
  • Extremely self-motivated 
  • Creative to the core 
  • Enjoy working under pressure