Meet Jillian Tohber Leslie, the creator and blogger behind widely-popular party sharing and inspiration website Catch My Party! She’s from New Jersey originally but moved to California for college and “never looked back!” She lived in LA for several years as a screenwriter but wanted to live somewhere where she could focus on starting a family and Catch My Party. She now lives in Palo Alto in Northern California with her husband and their 8-year-old daughter.
“We started Catch My Party about six years ago and have grown Catch My Party into the largest party ideas site on the web. Our site is filled with user generated content — people sharing photos of their parties — from all over the world.”
When Jillian isn’t working on Catch My Party or pinning, she can be found spending time with her family or doing anything creative, like taking photos, writing, reading, crafting, or baking. She’s also big into yoga and reality TV cooking shows. Jillian’s passion for party planning, blogging, DIY, family, the holidays and cooking has earned her over 294k Pinterest followers!
When did you start using Pinterest and what inspired you to make an account?
I joined Pinterest pretty early on, but the only thing I used it for was pinning things from our site that I could use in future blog posts. It was like my own personal filing cabinet. I had no idea what it would become. Only when we saw people starting to follow us and click through to our site, did we realize this could be something big.
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