Welcome to Shades of Green! We are three sisters living in Indianapolis, IN who decided to start a blog. Traveling, creating, eating, shopping and loving life are all parts of who we are and we are excited to share some of those things with you! But we aren’t just looking to show you pretty pictures or write for the fun of it. We want to share experiences we’ve learned from as well as tips and tricks that you can actually use in your normal day-to-day. We know how crazy life can be and believe the most helpful tidbits won’t ever be complicated, take too much time, or be too expensive to turn into reality. Why Shades of Green, you ask? We have all held the last name ‘Green’ at one time or another during our lives. And while there are many ways in which we are similar, each of us still possesses our own shades of uniqueness that add rich vibrancy to the painting of life.
Lys is the oldest of the three sisters and is in her “early thirties”. She has been keeping journals since she was 9 and over the last 10 years has channeled her love of writing into interning at Moves magazine in NYC, freelancing, blogging, copy and PR-writing, and even finishing a fiction book! (Because why not?) Lys also has worked as a fashion buyer and currently does freelance social media and marketing working from home. She grew up in Anderson, IN (with sister, Lo) and lived in NYC and Columbus, OH before moving to Indianapolis three years ago. She is married to her very own McDreamy, Nick, who is a neurosurgery resident at Indiana University and they are celebrating 7 years of marriage in July.
Janelle, originally from Cleveland OH, married into the Green family in 2011. While her pedigree is rooted in the ways of the Buckeye State, she’s adapted well to be a Hoosier through and through. She works at Butler University, where she spends considerable time aiding in event strategy, material editing, and communications. Janelle has an especially keen interest in fashion and sharing trends and the pleasures of life with others. She and her husband Chris have been married for 6 years this July. Janelle loves to spend her free time playing with her 2 year-old daughter, party planning, and coming up with the next cute idea for household décor, outfits, or weekend getaways. Her little family lives in Zionsville, IN (a suburb of Indy) where they enjoy the local food scene as well as the amenities of small-town living.
Lo is living the dream with her runner husband, Mason and two dogs, Lincoln and Roxy, in northwest Indianapolis. She works downtown at OneAmerica Financial as a subject matter expert on enterprise projects, facilitator of training and documentation, and supervisor of a team in the Individual Life Insurance division. When she’s not working, she is leading a church small group with Mason, reading for her book club, or (most likely) practicing Ashtanga yoga. Lo doesn’t like to waste time, so getting the most out of every day is her main goal. She enjoys sharing her love for yoga with others as well as finding new ways to stay active. Whenever possible, Lo and her husband find time to spend in the sun, whether it’s on the beach, boat, or exploring new parks with their dogs.
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