How old are you & how long have you been blogging?
Annie is 27 years old and has been blogging since she was 20. Jake is 26. He calls Annie a cougar.
How did you start Ida Street Blog?
Annie started her first blog as a senior in college because her professor told her she should. That blog was called Magical Simplicity. It was a place to celebrate every day magic. Cute, huh? A few years later, Annie began to focus on blogging more, and around the time she met Jake, they decided to change the name to Ida Street Blog. It seemed more relevant and mature :)
Fun fact: If you dig really deep into the archives, you can still find the Magical Simplicity posts.
Advice on living in a small apartment?
Annie here: Mount everything you can onto the wall. I'm talking shelves, side tables, headboards, kitchen utensils, paper towels, etc. The less floor space you occupy, the bigger your place will feel. Read more here.
How long have you guys been married?
Not long! We got engaged in October 2016 and got married on May 27, 2017. You can read more about the two of us here and our wedding here.
Do you have any advice about moving to a new city?
Annie here: Do it. Oh my God, do it. I moved from Cincinnati to San Francisco in 2015. I cannot even tell you how much I've learned about myself since then. You can read more of what I think here.
Wait, do you also have a podcast?
Annie again: I DO!! Totally! Take a listen. It's called Scenic Route and I cohost it with my sister-in-law, Hannah. We talk about all the crazy shit that happens on our daily commutes through the city. It's a pretty fun waste of 45-50 minutes a week! Download all of our episodes here.