Behind The Blog Scene // Jenn Elliott Blake of Scout

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If you're like me you have a few special feeds on Instagram that you rely on for instant inspiration. The ones that you adore, that you look at in a slightly stalker-ish way and think 'hey we should totally be friends. You know the ones. For me, that totally sums up how I feel about event designer, prop stylist and blogger Jenn Elliott Blake.  

Jenn hails from Seattle which makes her cool to begin with however her blog, Scout and endless circle of creative friends, will have you admitting a girl crush in no time. I finally worked up the courage to ask her for an interview and her response so warm and friendly I knew she was the real deal. Have a read below and get this girl on your radar, trust me...

Describe your blog in 3 words…
Colorful, communal, and adventurous.
Top 3 blogging essentials?
Time, dedication, and creativity.
My biggest blogging moment/milestone was....
When I made the decision to only share original content. The whole intention behind why I blogged made a huge shift and that decision made blogging feel like so much more - it became an authentic and intentional extension of my creative self and my business.
My dream collaboration would be?
Oh man...there are many! There are so so many folks and brands out there that I would love to collaborate with. My ideal collaboration always revolves around food, social gathering and a team effort.
Right now I'm listening to...
Pandora is my best friend. Seriously NOT joking. It is on 24/7. Today my 'stations' included : Billie Holiday, Mumford & Sons and Ingrid Michaelson. I'm into music that is soothing and explores emotions.
Best piece of advice to a newbie blogger?
Consistency and be original as much as you can. It's okay to share the work of others (be sure to credit!) but make sure it comes from a place of original thought. Also, blog on a consistent basis if possible - I used to blog upwards of 5 times a week but that has slowed down a bunch as my freelance styling work has picked up. Regardless I still make sure to blog at least 1-2 days a week.
If I wasn't blogging I'd be...
Oh my gosh. What a good question! I honestly feel in my heart of hearts that if I hadn't been encouraged by a close friend to start my blog all those many years ago that I would have never pursued my current creative endeavors. Blogging has opened so many doors for me that I could have never imagined possible. I might actually still be in nursing for all I know if I hadn't started blogging! Woah.
Behind the scenes of my blog looks like...
A total mess on most days. Since prop styling falls hand in hand with the work I share on my blog my office is typically a complete disaster with fabric, ceramics, DIY projects, tools and all kinds of other bits and bobs covering most surfaces.
This year I'm most excited about...
All of my travel opportunities. One of my favorite things to share about on my blog is the amazing places I get to explore and all the inspiring people I get the opportunity to collaborate with on creative projects while I travel.

Images via: Dorothee Brand, Jenn Elliot Blake, Dorothee Brand