People Profile – Holly Erickson, The Modern Proper

The Modern Proper team consists of two friends, their five children, and one great Pacific Northwest. Natalie and Holly share a love for food, hosting, creating and gathering people. The recipes they create mostly consist of family-supper or dinner-party friendly with a focus on seasonal ingredients.

As told by Holly...

Defining moment that launched your blog: On a long evening walk by a quiet creek, the idea for The Modern Proper materialized as 2 friends found themselves with a common desire to share recipes and hospitality ideas. We began taking photos and writing stories around our favorite foods and sharing them online. Over time, we have discovered a wonderful community of like-minded people who love any opportunity to host their loved ones while eating a delicious meal.

Biggest learning from your blogging career: Working as a team of two people has its challenges. Over the last four years we have learned a lot about ourselves and how to run a successful business as a partnership. So I would have to say it has been both our greatest challenge and success.

If you weren’t blogging you’d be: A stay-at-home mother.

Go-to meal for special guests: Soup with crusty bread in the cold months or something grilled in the warm months.

Go-to for unplanned guests: Take out tacos! We have a great “street taco” place a few minutes from us, and it is our go-to meal when we want to see our friends, but didn’t plan to cook for them.

Favorite part about the holidays: Spending time with family and friends.


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