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FAQ

I saw something I love on your blog/pinterest, and I’m looking for something similar.  Where can I find it?

If you saw something that you love on my blog or Pinterest and didn’t see a link to where you can find it–chances are I would have to do research to find  it too. A lot of the things I love are vintage and therefor finding the same or similar items is a challenge. The first places I go to look for items are almost always Ebay and Etsy.  It’s about using the right search terms and playing around and digging. If you are serious about finding something, I do offer sourcing services and can try and help you find what you are looking for. If you would like to hire me to find something for you, please send an email to hello (at) justinablakeney.com with the word “sourcing” in the subjectline.

What type of camera do you use?
I mostly use my iphone to take photos, I also use the app called Cross Process a lot. Besides that I also have a Canon g10 and a Canon Rebel Ti that I sometimes use to shoot interiors and DIY projects.

How did you get to where you are professionally?
My story is long–you can read all about it here.

How do you have so many followers on Pinterest?
I was an early adopter to the platform and used it religiously from the very beginning. I was asked to be featured on the Pinterest blog early on and from there I became a recommended user and my following started to grow very rapidly.

I make stuff. How can I be featured on your blog or Pinterest?
You can submit your work to me at hello (at) justinablakeney.com using the word “submission” in the subject line. If I feel that your work is a good fit for my style and audience then I will get back to you within a couple of weeks.

What’s your ethnic background?
I am ‘Bluish’–my father is black and my mother is Jewish :)

Do you make money from your blog?
For a little over a year now my blog has started to generate income.  I make money from ads on my sidebar, some contextual affiliate links (that means if you click on one of my links and end up buying something, I may get a percentage of the purchase) and from some sponsored content. Sponsored posts are always marked as such.  Stuff that I receive for free is also always marked with a “C/O” or something along those lines.

What’s your hair regimen?
You can read all about my hair here.

How many readers do you have on your blog?
Currently I have about 80-100,000 unique visitors on the blog every month.

I took your first online class–will you be teaching more online classes?
I do not currently have plans to each another class, but if one is in the works I will be sure to share–make sure you’re signed up for my newsletter to stay up-to-date on those types of things.

Can I hire you to decorate my house?
Maybe! Email me at hello (at) justinablakeney (dot) com and let’s talk

I’m coming to L.A! Can you recommend shopping locations?
If you are looking for thrift shop recommendations, go here. Otherwise, here is a short list of some shops I love on the East Side:
-lawson fenning
-dekor
-platform experiment
-dream Collective
-shopclass
-poketo
-tavin
-new high mart
-Broom St. General (go for coffee and check out a cute shop, too)