Happy 10th Birthday byhillary!
I originally bought byhillary in 2002 to serve a dual purpose. I was doing craft fairs and selling things to my friends at the time and wanted a web store because that was THE WAVE OF THE FUTURE. I was also about to graduate and I needed a portfolio site temporarily. That is why the b(u)y hillary. It was punny. Buy my stuff and stuff by me. Yeah not terribly original but no one ever questioned it either. I still have a box of business cards from 2002 when Dave designed that first site for me and was working at a graphic design firm with a great printer!
My site has changed a lot over the years. I ditched the flash in 2004 and starting make it more a blog. That content is still out there. I just have no intention to linking you to it. :) it was mega lame anyways. Nothing salacious.
Original flash site. You would hover over things and they lit up. Initially I wanted to start a site because my friend Kendra had this amazing site called "I dream in blue" . So amazing. Funnily enough she is probably the only person besides Dave that has been around my site since day 1. In-fact she bought my very first t-shirt I sold! I wish I had full screen shot of 2006 version. I only have the header! (2004 is chopped on purpose :P )
and 2011 rework as it is today.
Sadly I don't remember the EXACT date. I know it was April 20something 2002. I would have to dig through old zip disks to find the exact file and I don't think I even have a zip disk reader anymore!
Thank you to all who read! I appreciate everyone of you. Well except you over there with the scowl. Oh hell, actually I appreciate you too. You aren't nobody until someone dislikes you! ;)
And a super special thank you to my web monkey who has designed every single thing on this site since the beginning. Thank you for being a perfectionist and insisting every 2 years I overhaul the site and update my little icon with my current hair color!