My name is Alina and this is my creative outlet–My Yellow Umbrella. I started MYU during college for fun and then started out in the “real world” at an advertising agency after college. Over time, the blog started to grow and, long story short, between the blog, the shop and my custom upholstery & sewing jobs, I was able to quit my job at the agency and run MYU full-time! I do not claim to be an expert in any topic I post about, but I love to share recipes, ideas and DIY projects I complete, try and learn about.
  Our fur ball’s name is Cooper. He’s our 7-pound Malti-Poo (Maltese + Poodle) and he’s the sweetest pup a girl could ask for!
  On December 17, 2011, Cowboy and I tied the knot, said our “I Do’s,” and promised forever to one another. It was wholly the most perfect day of my life.
  My maiden name begins with a “Y” and I was always spelling my last name to people by saying “It’s a ‘y’ like ‘yellow!'” Further, this blog encompasses many things, an “umbrella” of sorts–hence, My Yellow Umbrella!