Name: Eva Amurri Martino
Lives In: Westchester, NY
Kids Ages + Names: Marlowe (19 months)
Birthday: March 15th
About Me: Hi! I’m Eva, a retired actress (15 years later), fledgling blogger, toddler mama, and wife to my best friend. I started my company, Happily Eva After, as a kind of rebirth for myself in 2015. I had always felt deeply dissatisfied as an actress (the reasons could fill a novel) but I had long since lost the self esteem to cast aside something that wasn’t making me happy and allow myself to spread my wings in a new way.
After having my daughter, my entire world changed. Not only did I realize how much I didn’t know (hello, everything), it made me think a lot about how I wanted to raise her and the values I wanted to instill in her as a girl who would turn in to a Woman. Suddenly I noticed how disingenuous it would be to tell my daughter she could be anything she wanted in life, and yet be plugging away at a career myself that I felt was slowly sucking the creativity and confidence out of me in handfuls.
I have always loved to be creative and make beautiful things (from food to décor to DIY and beyond) but now I had become interested in how to continue to do these things as a Mom– how to encourage myself to have hobbies and interests other than just Mothering my child– AND how to do so while being as honest with myself and others as possible. After a lot of encouragement from my Husband, Happily Eva After was born! First as a hobby– then I fell in love, and now it is my full time career.
I love creating a community online that people feel like they can come to for a humorous and honest approach to parenting– as well as ideas, tips, tricks, and adventures that will spark their own creativity on their own journeys. Learning something totally new has also been extremely energizing and exciting for me! I’m grateful to my business for teaching me that it is never too late to be the person you’ve always wanted to be.
Hire Me For/I'm Good At: Just call me the accessible lifestyle gal! Anything I can do, you can replicate. Delicious recipes, décor and fashion ideas, easy DIY, and tons of entertaining ideas including lots of holiday inspo. I also love bringing people along on my adventures with Marlowe! (she’s the real star in the family- Ha!)
Interested In: Collaboration, sponsorship, mentorship & friendship (and hopefully some playdates).
Mama Likes: I love travel, fiction, film, amazing food, and delicious wine.
Mama Inspiration: Michelle Obama, Emily Henderson, Kate Winslet, Tory Burch, Diane Von Furstenberg.
Words you live by/quotes you love: “Resentment is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.” – Eleanor Roosevelt.
“I have never met a woman who is not strong. They don’t exist.” – Diane Von Furstenberg
“Fake it ‘til you make it” – Anonymous
Best advice you’ve ever been given: “When somebody shows you who they are, believe them.” (I’m finally paying attention to this).
Worst advice you’ve been given: “If you love something, let it go.” Never do that. If you love something NEVER let it go. Marry it, tattoo it on your body, and eat it for lunch!
Biggest goal for this year? Grow my site traffic & Social media numbers!
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