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, I’m the managing editor of Diablo, a monthly lifestyle magazine covering the San Francisco Bay Area’s East Bay, where I write mostly about people, arts and entertainment, and home style. By night, I am a freelance writer, scrapbooker, crafter, and dreamer.

I love God, books, film, music, art, animals, food, color, sock monkeys, stationery stores, Mr. Darcy, New Orleans, beef chow fun, 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, 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 craft projects and recipes to essays on simplicity and adventure to iPhone snaps and randomness. As I evolve as a person, this site evolves, too. I try to post something new every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 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: Olympus FE-230 7.1 megapixel (point-and-shoot, baby!) and iPhone 4 (most often, through ShakeItPhoto app). Editing software for site photos and collages: Adobe CS3.


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 © 2012 LeeAnne Jones. All rights reserved.