My name is Brittany. This is my little design world, and I'd love to share it with you.

"Darkroom and Dearly"
is the name of my little shop and my blog. The name comes from both my love of taking photographs and sketching cute illustrated greeting cards, which you can see here.

I'm a from-everywhere girl; I've made my home in the wide open plains of Oklahoma, the green, rolling mountains of North Carolina, and now I'm starting a new chapter of my life in the misty, mossy woods of northern Oregon.

I live with my fiancee Tanner in Portland. (You can read our engagement story here!) He's a true Southern gentleman from the heart of Georgia -- while I may be from everywhere, his whole world was his Southern home until he followed his heart (and me) out to Oregon. He brings out the irrepressible spirit of youth in me, and is my constant source of support and inspiration.

This is our journey through discovery of Oregon's beautiful places and its stories. Our stories.

I'm a writer, a photographer, a poet, an artist, a backpacker, a sailor, a carpenter, an explorer, a scrapbooker, a daughter, a sister, a skier, a vegetarian, a reader, a historian, and a bundle of ideas. This is my adventure in sharing them with you. I hope you enjoy!

If you want to read a little more about me, try {this post}!

Are you new to Darkroom and Dearly? Browse the topics and pages on the homepage to find something fun! Or check out some of the following favorite posts:

Here are more ways to connect:

Shop my {etsy store}
Like my {facebook page}
See my {twitter posts}
Visit my {photo album}
Subscribe to my {feed}
Share my {pinterests}
Read about my {life at sea}
Send me an {email: brittany{at}darkroomanddearly{dot}com}

Otherwise, have fun browsing around Darkroom and Dearly, which is dedicated to the everyday lifestyle, and a few more artsy things besides.


  1. Hi! love your site..how can i follow you?

    1. Thanks! Here are a few ways to follow me:
      Facebook: www.facebook.com/DarkroomandDearly
      Twitter: darkroomdearly
      Feedburner: http://feeds.feedburner.com/DarkroomandDearly
      Etsy: www.darkroomanddearly.etsy.com
      Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/darkroomdearly
      Or you can click on the links above!

  2. I love your site and I love that you lived in North Carolina (where I grew up and spent the majority of my life) and that you live in Portland (my dream city to live in)

    1. How lovely! :)
      I adore NC and I miss it a lot. Portland is also fantastic, though. It seems to be everyone's dream location, but it lives up to the hype!

  3. Hey I really enjoyed your site, I was wondering if you have any suggestions for someone trying to get started with etsy and any of this?


    1. Funny you should ask -- I just wrote a post about what I've learned about selling on Etsy. You can read it here: http://www.darkroomanddearly.com/2012/08/things-ive-learned-as-etsy-seller.html

      I also recommend highly the articles in the Etsy Seller's Handbook if you're just getting started: http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2012/the-seller-handbook/
      Most of what I learned about Etsy in the beginning came from these articles.

      I hope that helps! Good luck! :)

  4. I am enjoying your site too, Abd I realize we have some similarities, I love Joes as my husband and I went to Oklahoma state and ironically we just moved to Albany Oregon in august and are getting used to the differences between Texas And Oregon, I look forward to all your helpful tips and posts about Oregon!!

    1. The differences between the southwest and northwest are quite dramatic, aren't they? I'm loving exploring this new region, and it's quite fun sharing the adventures here. Glad you like them! :)

  5. I have nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award! I really like your blog, your posts and your ideas :)


  6. I am in love with everything you do. Thank you for all of it. I hope you don't mind, but I saved one of your photos of your refrigerator (with the C.S. Lewis quote) as my desktop on my computer. Tea and books are the two things I could never do without.

    1. Glad you're enjoying it! Thanks for stopping by. :)

  7. Stumbled onto your site via Cupcakes and Cashmere. I am moving to Portland in June from Chicago. Looking forward to taking inspiration from you when exploring my new home!

    1. Enjoy!! Summers here are amazing! :)


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