DIY is in her DNA. “It’s how I was raised,” says Geri Hirsch, the face behind the blog Because I’m Addicted and co-founder of the how-to hub Leaf.tv. “We didn’t have a TV, so we did art projects and went outside and made things. My mom would buy me plain clothes, like just a white sweatshirt or some overalls, and I would paint them or alter them.” Seems she’s been painting and altering ever since.
In honor of the tactile nature of our new fall accessories, Geri created a collection of exclusive how-tos—and inspired us to do a few things ourselves, as well.
Read on for her ideal deserted island scenario, her secret superpower and insider details on her Internet-famous wedding to a man who knows espresso.
Congratulations on your wedding!
Which the whole internet knows about. That must be kind of weird.
Yeah, it’s pretty weird. I shared a lot about the wedding leading up to it and then did a whole diary of my wedding day on Snapchat, including me going down the aisle. It definitely sparked a lot of conversation around our wedding.
Was that fun or overwhelming?
No, I loved it! It was a way to connect with people about my most important life event in a way that I couldn’t without that platform. People just got me, in that moment, talking about how I felt, feeling the adrenaline. It was really cool to share it.
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