Hi, I’m Brittany (aka Pretty Handy Girl).
I’m so excited that you found my blog. This blog is for anyone who wishes they were handy and could make their own repairs, upgrades or become a true do-it-yourselfer. I write detailed tutorials (about home improvement, home repair, decor, craft and sewing) to help DIYers over the newbie hump. This blog is my way of sharing and empowering others to tackle their own project.
I grew up in Northern Virginia, the oldest of three daughters. My parents added onto our home three times during my childhood. During renovations, my mom and dad let me swing hammers and “help” them build. They instilled in me a belief that I could do anything a boy could do — if not better.
Ten years ago my husband and I bought our first house and I learned how to make repairs and home improvements — one broken toilet at a time. Over the years we’ve amassed quite a few power tools. I enjoy the surprised look on faces when I explain that they are actually my power tools and I don’t usually let my husband (affectionately referred to as Pretty Handsome Guy) touch them.
Want to know more about me? Read this post filled with oodles of mundane facts about the girl behind the blog.
A wish to empower
My mantra is that if someone can do it, then there is a 95% chance that I can do it too! As a woman, I refuse to bow to the stereotypes that women aren’t handy. Please join me on my DIY journey as I show you some of the accomplishments and pitfalls of doing it yourself!
Please forgive me if it takes a few days to respond to your email. Being the owner of two businesses, this blog, and running after two young boys keeps me “pretty” busy.