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 Hi all, and welcome to Inspired By…!  Today is a pretty amazing/scary/intimidating/wonderful day for me, but here goes nothing…  For those of you that don’t know me my name is Ali, and after the past few months of devoting myself to the new love of my life – my 5-month old daughter Addison – I am ready to start on this new adventure of launching my own interior design business.  Since my e-design business (Inspired By…Designs)  won’t officially be launching for a few months, I have decided to start this blog and use it as a place to share my current projects, interior design obsessions, a little bit about my love for fashion, and of course there will posts now and then about my crazy family.  
Prior to this career change, I worked in online marketing for a wonderful non profit down in D.C. where I went to undergrad.  After working there for a few years friend of mine I embarked on a crazy and life altering journey when we started this website.  I learned so much from launching a website, and during that time I realized while I love the fashion industry it just wasn’t where I wanted to be.  So, a little over a year ago I decided to go back to school and get a degree for interior design at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City.  It was the first time I was taking classes that I actually loved and I knew after one semester this is what I wanted to be doing.  Halfway through my first year back at school, the powers that be decided they had other plans for my family, and my husband and I found out we were having our first baby.  Addison arrived this past May, and needless to say since then life hasn’t been the same.  
While I love being a full time mommy, I need to keep my creative mind going.  I’m not going into this new business venture with crazy expectations, but rather I am going into it believing that I can work on interesting projects, while still being the full time mom I have always wanted to be.  Along the way I will share with you some more details about me, and of course keep you up to date on the launch of Inspired By…Designs, but for now, head over to my Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter & Facebook pages, to get to know me a little better.  I’ll be back tomorrow with a little home tour for everyone!

xo Ali