About LeeAnne

At various points in my life, I wanted to be: an astronaut, an English teacher, an undercover narcotics officer, an art director, a shop or restaurant owner, a young adult novelist, a professional organizer, the person who selects music for movies, a maker of Hallmark cards. Pretty much everything. So, I became a journalist—so I could at least write about everything. :) By day, or at least during my daughter’s nap times, I am a freelance magazine writer and editor (current and former clients include Diablo, Napa Sonoma, Crochet Today, and Rhapsody). By night, I am a scrapbooker, film fanatic, and gourmand.

I love God, art, music, movies, magazines, animals, sock monkeys, stationery stores, sarcasm, Mr. Darcy, New Orleans, coffee, beef chow fun, crazy socks, and making verbs out of nouns. I get excited about stuffed animals as if I’m an 8-year-old. I dislike airplane travel, logo-laden clothing, voicemail, and meanness. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area with my husband, Paul, our nine-month old daughter, Denali, and our two cat-kids, Nomnom and Pepper (short for Caffeine-Free Diet Dr. Pepper). Paul has taught me many things, but most important: how to play World of Warcraft.

About Blue Giraffe Creative
This site is a personal blog about creative and intentional living. It is my notebook of craft and design trends, a practice space for relearning Photoshop (dusting off that 2002 degree!), a platform for engaging with and promoting artisans I admire through Q&As, and a place to share my life—from my published writing and craft projects to recipes and iPhone snaps. But mostly, it’s pure randomness. As I evolve as a person, this site evolves, too. I try to post something new every week, but sometimes I get too busy. Thanks for understanding.

Contact Info
For questions, comments, whatever, email bluegiraffecreative[at]gmail[dot]com.

Credits and Tools
Blog design theme: Thesis by DIY Themes. Tiling chevron background: Mamma Rachel. Blog header font: Strangelove. Social media icons: The Academy by Noisette Marketing. Cameras used in site photography: These days, almost exclusively my iPhone 6 (and often using Instagram). Editing software for site photos and collages: Adobe CS3 with the RadLab plug-in.


This is a personal weblog. The statements and opinions expressed in posts to Blue Giraffe Creative are my own and do not necessarily represent those of my associates, including my employers, schools, teachers, church, friends, or family. Views expressed in comments are those of the commentor and the commentor alone, and I reserve the right to moderate comments for suitability. Additionally, I am not responsible for external content linked to from this site.

All non-original content has been credited to its sources, to the best of my ability. I will happily correct any errors, should they be brought to my attention.  All original content on this website is Copyright © 2015 LeeAnne Jones. All rights reserved.

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LeeAnne June 23, 2012 at 12:14 am

Thanks so much for your sweet comment, Ruth! I love Mollie Makes, and I’ll look for you in issue two (I buy them individually on my iPad, and I don’t think I have that one yet but I will soon! I’m kind of going backward through back issues… hehehe.) I’m off to check out your blog and work…

Ruth June 22, 2012 at 1:39 am

Is it possible to see yourself in another person halfway across the globe? I found your blog via your post on MollieMakes FB page (I have had the pleasure of being published in issue two), which led me to your gorgeous typography board on Pinterest. Sigh. And my heart sings for San Fran… if I could ever leave England, that’s where I’d be. Best wishes, Ruth x

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