Hello, I’m Audria Newbold and I’ll tell you a little bit about myself, this blog and of course, the bungalow!
I’m a thirty-something who loves to be creative, write, cook, decorate and (albeit very amateurly) garden. I love color, plants and connection. I love connecting to other people, absolutely, but I love connecting unlikely ideas and ways of doing things. If you ever catch me drifting off into a day dream, I’m probably dreaming up a new idea and getting way ahead of myself.
I am a mama to two wild kiddos, Clara and Henry, and wife to Tom. You can read some more random facts about us.
By day, I am a utility industry marketing professional who specializes in digital platforms and writing. I am an employee at one of the Valley’s utility providers going on 10 years.
I like to dream big. I don’t usually know where it’s taking me and I don’t expect everyone to buy-in, so that’s why I present to you this blog, The Flower Bungalow.
About this blog
The Flower Bungalow is the name of this blog and our affectionate name for the actual house we live in. I was anxious to start something before we moved and knew a few things: the house is bungalow style and it’s on Flower Street. Hence, The Flower Bungalow.
When we knew we were moving to The Flower Bungalow early in 2020, I was so inspired by the house and its lush yard full of amazing vegetation. Everything about the website’s digital identity is rooted in real-life aspects of our home. From the black, grey and yellow starburst icon that matches our kitchen tile, to the earthy color palette of colors, it’s all because of our home.
This blog is fueled by the energy I get from living at the bungalow. While the content might not always be about the bungalow itself, my creativity is grounded in the charm and beauty of our home.
About the real-life Flower Bungalow
Life on Flower Street in Phoenix, Arizona has been great so far. We moved into the home September, 2020 and plan on staying put for a really long time! The bungalow magically found its way to our life, which you can read more about in this post about the dream and journey of the home.
There are some really unique aspects to our home and lifestyle, a major one being, we’re not the only ones who live on this property. Buying this home was a result of the fact that there’s actually two homes on the 1-acre lot. My husband’s parents actually live next door to us.
The two homes themselves are really special. Built in 1949, we’ve been researching the historic roots of our home. So far we have some really cool bits of information but still need to figure out the details. Basically, the original owner of our home was a prominent and historic Valley figure.
My hopes for The Flower Bungalow
I have dreams of a lush green homestead in real life and digitally. Our home is beautifully remodeled, but I’m slowly putting my own touches on it. I want my maximalist and colorful style to jump out at you from our home through the pages of this blog. I hope to inspire others to live a more creative and magical life.