About Live Pretty

Live Pretty is a lifestyle blog dedicated to family, food, and entertaining, with a special focus on sharing both the extraordinary and everyday moments of our lives.  Based in sunny Florida, the Live Pretty team of family bloggers serves up weekly helpings of food and drink recipes, DIY craft and home improvement projects, parenting and healthy living tips, devotionals, and more.  Inspired by our travels, family, faith, and friends, the Live Pretty Team has several decades of collective experience in events, cooking, parenting, and home improvements stretching from coast to coast.  We welcome your comments and feedback, and wish you well on your journey toward a more wonderful and pretty life.

The Story of Live Pretty

“How did you do that?” 

This is a question the Live Pretty team hears often.  From dinner parties to birthday parties, and from floral arrangements to recipes, crafts, and cocktails, the concept for Live Pretty was born from a realization that all we truly want out of life is to make things pretty for others.

The idea of pretty goes beyond beauty.  It is more of a soft and wonderful way of saying something feels good and right.  It doesn’t have to be over-the-top or perfect, or semi-homemade.  It is somewhere in the middle that is special, true, and enjoyable.

One day, we decided to take that idea and share it with the world.

Meet Us

Julia

Nicknamed “Julia Child” at a young age, our own Julia is most at home in the kitchen.  Lately, she has combined her culinary talents with a new hobby—fitness and healthy living.  As a result, her recipes reflect an intriguing balance between eating well without sacrificing flavor.  Outside the home, Julia is a consummate event planner, and spent the first ten years of her career as a publicist before expanding her portfolio of talents with the launch of Live Pretty in 2010.  Balancing the busy demands of career and family, Julia lives with her husband and daughter in Orlando, Florida.  In addition to her work in marketing, she serves a number of community organizations and initiatives in Central Florida.

Beth

After living in California for several years, Beth and her husband, Rod, relocated to Florida, to live, work, and play. They have two adorable daughters, and Beth is very involved with her children’s schools as a parent volunteer, Daisy troupe, and other community organizations such as the Junior League. Beth enjoys crafts, yoga and fitness, as well as a nice glass of Chardonnay. Beth is a graphic designer who has worked on national and international ad campaigns for top consumer brands, and now brings her talents to a variety of projects in and around Central Florida. In addition for bringing classic elegance to everything she touches, Beth has a natural talent for making everything pretty, from kids’ birthday parties to her garden.

Katherine

Katherine is a professional graphic designer and amateur mixologist.  She has infinite patience and pays uncanny attention to the most minute details to make the world around her more beautiful.  Whether ensuring that a picture frame is properly hung or making one of her delicious signature cocktails, rest assured that everything becomes just a bit (or a lot) prettier in Katherine’s hands.  It is no surprise that she has a knack for planning great events like bridal showers and birthday parties, putting her in good company with the rest of the Live Pretty family.  Katherine also has an excellent eye for interior design, a skill she is fine-tuning following the purchase of her first home.

Roseddy

The matriarch of Live Pretty, Roseddy, lives with her husband and children in Orlando, Florida. She is a native of Waynesburg, PA, but she has called the Sunshine State home for over thirty years. In addition to being a fantastic cook, Roseddy is an accomplished seamstress and former Home Economics instructor. Her flower arranging talents are the stuff of legend, and she is a valued member of her church’s altar guild. Roseddy enjoys entertaining, traveling with her husband, and, of course, a good martini.

Rod

Combining his love of food and communications, Rod is a marketing guru with extensive experience in the healthcare, restaurant and luxury services industry.  Rod’s special talent is cooking.  He makes magic in the kitchen by relying on fresh foods and unique flavors.  He is married to Beth, and together they have two little girls.  Rod and Beth have the perfect Live Pretty partnership:  he cooks fabulous dishes and she creates the beautiful ambiance that combines to make their events special and unforgettable.

Abbey

Serving up craft ideas, event ideas, and general dry wit, Abbey loves travel, cooking, and her cocker spaniel. She also has a collection of license plates reflecting the several states she has resided in before calling Central Florida her home. If you have a question about, well, anything, Abbey can usually find the answer. She loves planning trips, spending time with friends, and learning new things to share with the Live Pretty audience.