If you are a returning reader, we are so happy to have you back! If you are a new reader, welcome! We wanted to start out this relaunch by giving you a little bit of the background story behind The Sunshine District.
I started The Sunshine District in the summer of 2011 with a couple of other friends. It began as a creative outlet for me, as well as a way to share my passions with others. Eventually, I became the sole Author, and after three years of juggling blogging along with a full time job and running a household, I became burned out. Creating content for the blog by myself began to feel more like a chore and it became less rewarding for me. Right before I stepped away, my cousin Skyler, who is an artist, created a blog banner for me, which I absolutely adored.
Flash forward to the end of 2015, I began to think about my blog again. I started to have conversations with Skyler about going back to it, and possibly starting up a paper goods business together, all while trying to convince her to move to Arizona with me. (That still hasn't worked!) The more we talked, the more I started to feel that old passion inside me again. Skyler and I both have a deep love for vintage style and thrifting. She loves to cook (and we both love to eat), and the idea of working together was really exciting to us! So we began planning a relaunch, introducing Skyler as co-author and designer. We both bring different skills to the table creatively, so it's a perfect balance!
Here at The Sunshine District, we focus on vintage living and style - with a modern twist. We write about vintage decor, fashion, food, design and local living (with a sneaky bit of history thrown in too. (Learning is awesome!)
We post between 2-3 times a week, alternating authorship. In this way you can get to know us better and learn more about us and the unique places we live. We have been working hard the last few months to bring you content that we are proud of and that we hope will be useful and enjoyable to you! If there is ever anything you would like to see on our blog, let us know. We're looking forward to meeting and interacting with you, so don't be shy :)
Do you want to learn more about us? Check out our personal bios at the top of the page!