Hello! I’m Gina Mueller, a ginger child exploring the city of Atlanta with her main squeeze, Greg, and one very spoiled cat. I’m a blogger, yogi, interactive marketer, graphic design dabbler and diehard DIYer.   I work in the marketing department of a large digital marketing software company. My work life is fast paced, however I believe in living a balanced  life so to balance things out I spend time practicing yoga, being silly with loved ones, reading, thrifting (and craigslist-ing), kitten snuggling, browsing the internet for inspiration & deals, traveling, and staying busy with crafts & new recipes.

Vanilla & Velvet is a lifestyle blog focused on inspiring every day life.  Here you will find my day-to-day addiction to new recipes, crafts, decor, fashion, thrifting, traveling and yoga. If it makes me happy, I will share it with you.  I believe in taking time each day to do what you love and keeps you happy, healthy and inspired.  I hope my creative outlet, Vanilla & Velvet, inspires you to do something beautiful.

Thank you for visiting and welcome to v&v.





Where do you live? Atlanta — originally from Cleveland

How old are you? 25

Is your hair naturally red? Yes! As well as my sister, brother and fathers.

What kind of camera do you use? I use a Cannon EOS Rebel T2i

May I use your photographs on my site? Of course!  Please just  link back to my blog as my images are all copyrighted.

What program do you use to make your collages? Photoshop

What platform do you host your blog? WordPress, built on a genesis framework and foodie theme

What cat breed is Felix? He is a ragdoll but, he’s from craigslist so Im not sure if he is 100%

What do you do for a living? I work full-time in marketing at salesforce.com — Marketing Cloud.  I specifically work on the strategy and execution of global marketing campaigns that accelerate the growth of our Journey Builder product.

What did you study in college? I went to Miami University of Ohio and studied Business Marketing and Interactive Media Studies.  I am currently enrolled at Emory University in their Evening MBA Program.

Where do you teach yoga? I don’t yet, except to friends and family.  I am currently a student at Hotlanta Yoga’s 200-hour Yoga Alliance registered teacher training program  stay tuned till November!

What is your favorite style of yoga?  Vinyasa with a Iyengar base

What do you love most about yoga?  How it is adaptable to anyone, any where, in any circumstance

Common misconceptions about yoga: I have 2 that bug me.  1) that you have to be flexible to do yoga, you don’t. 2) that yoga is a religion, it’s not.

What is your favorite yoga pose? Pigeon pose (Kapotanasana) – it has taught me how to be still, to love, and to release.