Hello, and welcome to Delightfully Dapper!

My name is Mariah and I am 24 years old. I live in central Virginia with my best friend and husband, Freddie, two puppies Mario and Luigi, and our  son Jacob. The idea to start a blog came about after multiple long conversations about what I wanted to do. Freddie and I had both spent three years working in a restaurant serving, bartending, and managing. After long talks and a lot of planning, Freddie and I both decided to change our career paths.

Freddie and I Onesie

Soon after, in the winter of 2015, Two Dapper Dogs was born. I created Two Dapper Dogs with the intention of sharing my life and the things I love most with you; staring with the two dogs that started it all. When I started Two Dapper Dogs, Mario and Luigi were the centers of my life. It’s not that they aren’t now, but with the new addition of Jacob in the family, our lives have been changed. The idea that I presented with Two Dapper Dogs didn’t make as much sense. Mario and Luigi were no longer coming everywhere with us, not because we didn’t want them to, but because our car isn’t big enough to hold everyone.

After wrestling with the name of Two Dapper Dogs for about a year, I finally decided to change the name to Delightfully Dapper in February 2017. When deciding on a new name, the word dapper just kept showing up. Then Freddie looked at me and said, “what about delightfully dapper?” and I fell in love. I’m surrounded by little boys, from my puppies, to Freddie, to Jacob and if I do say so myself, they’re all quite dapper. In this new chapter of my life my biggest goal is to be authentic while sharing my life with you. The goal for my blog is to honestly share the good, the bad, and the ugly; because that’s the reality of my life. We have great times, we have bad times, and sometimes at two in the morning when Jacob is screaming, there are ugly times.

I hope that I have created a space that you will enjoy coming to and love following.

If you ever need someone to talk to or have questions, reach out to me by emailing me: mariah@delightfullydapper.com. You can also reach out to me through any social media!