Hi friends! I am Gretchen, the author of the GretchCannon blog, which was founded in 2010 (as AFitFashionista). I was born in Georgia, have lived in Texas, and now Southern California for the past 20+ years. My passions in life are fashion, beauty, health, fitness, home decor, anything creative, and practicing self love and improvement.
When I was a little girl, I had a journal where I wrote down the outfit I wore every single day. I loved keeping track of my clothes, and I had fun goals like trying to never wear the same thing twice. I was definitely born wanting to do this! I have my Bachelor's degree in Marketing/ Advertising and a Minor in Retail/ Fashion from Cal Poly Pomona, CA. I have worked in various positions in the PR/ Marketing world since 2003.
I have also battled an autoimmune disease called Hashimoto's Encephalopathy since 2006, and that is why you may have seen me MIA for the past couple of years. This year I have been getting so much healthier, and being able to settle in and enjoy the quality of life that I have right now and share it with you across all of my social media accounts!
I hope this blog serves as a best friend for you, giving you tips & tricks, ideas for all things beauty, home, crafts, fashion, food, and more! I love to learn new things and appreciating all of the gifts life offers us all every day, together!