Jessica Collins is Live On Squarespace

We loved working with actress Jessica Collins to Restyle our Etoile Template for her new blog! Jessica is a new mom, and wanted to create a site to share her adventures in motherhood, her passion for cooking, and further her connection with her audience.

She was looking for a website an approachable, feminine, and stylish design and we’re so excited with how her site turned out! We can’t wait to cheer her on as she enters the blogging world!

“My greatest career achievements have come when I pushed myself beyond what I thought I was capable of. Don't be afraid to bet on yourself!”

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GO LIVE: WHERE DID YOUR PASSION FOR THE INDUSTRY OR CRAFT START?

Jessica: When I was 5 years old, I knew I wanted to be an actress. When I was 16, I taught myself how to cook at home. Later, I would go on to study in depth both passions. I’m still learning every day and love it!

GO LIVE: DID YOUR EDUCATION HELP PREPARE YOU FOR THE INDUSTRY OR FOR STARTING YOUR OWN BUSINESS?  OR ARE YOU SELF-TAUGHT?  

Jessica: Both. I studied acting for many years all over the world. For cooking, I studied and graduated from Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts. I’m a big advocate of education. But I think life experience is also essential for both professions. Whether it is for a role or a recipe, I’m researching and studying all the time.

GO LIVE: WHAT’S THE HARDEST LESSON YOU’VE LEARNED IN YOUR BUSINESS?

Jessica: To be brave enough to step out of my comfort zone. The unknown is scary but that's where all the good stuff happens- especially in business! My greatest career achievements have come when I pushed myself beyond what I thought I was capable of. Don't be afraid to bet on yourself!

GO LIVE: WHAT DO YOU WISH SOMEONE WOULD HAVE TOLD YOU WHEN YOU STARTED OUT?

Jessica: Don’t want it so badly. When I was first starting out as an actress, I really NEEDED those jobs to eat and pay my rent. I would get so nervous at auditions and I’m sure that desperation showed in the early days and cost me some roles.

GO LIVE: WHAT WAS THE MOMENT YOU HAD WHEN YOU SAID, “I SHOULD DO THIS” OR WHAT MADE YOU TAKE THE JUMP INTO WORKING FOR YOURSELF?

Jessica: I’m always leaping into something! I love discovering new things, reinventing myself and just adding new layers to my life. I’m jumping back into blogging now with “Mama” added to my resumé. My daughter just started preschool, so the timing feels okay for me to do something for myself.

GO LIVE: WHAT THINGS HAVE YOU GAINED / DO YOU HOPE TO GAIN IN YOUR LIFE FROM FOLLOWING THIS DREAM?

Jessica: Blogging is such a special way for me to connect with my fans. I love sharing tips, recipes, and ideas and this site gives everyone a chance to comment and interact on each topic. I hope they like it!

GO LIVE: WHY DID YOU ULTIMATELY DECIDE TO WORK WITH US FOR YOUR RESTYLE OR CUSTOM DESIGN?

Jessica: At first glance, I’d never seen such beautiful web designs! I wanted one! But after my first phone call, I knew I was with the right team. The passion you all have for what you do, along with the encouragement and empowerment you pass to your clients, is one-of-a-kind.

GO LIVE: ANYTHING ELSE WE SHOULD KNOW OR WANT TO GET OFF YOUR CHEST?

Jessica: The moment I made the decision to return to blogging, my acting career suddenly got busy again too. In fact, as I’m doing this interview, I’m in my trailer in Atlanta finishing up a movie I’ve been shooting! When it rains it pours, right? So my readers are going on this journey with me while I figure out balance between motherhood and career. I’m learning day-by-day, and so happy to have you all along for the ride!


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