about Brittany aka Pretty Handy Girl
Brittany grew up in Northern Virginia, the oldest of three daughters. Her parents added onto their home three times during her childhood. During renovations, her father and mother instilled in her a belief that she could do anything a boy could do — if not better. Today she strives to break the stereotypes laid upon women and men.
Brittany is the only female licensed general contractor in her niche. She writes a DIY home improvement, home repair, décor, craft and sewing blog that started in 2010. She provides detailed photographic and video tutorials to get new DIYers over the newbie hump.
Brittany’s projects have been featured in Better Homes & Garden’s Do It Yourself Magazine, Kitchen and Bath Makeovers, Cottage Style, HGTV Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Flea Market Style, This Old House, Family Handyman, Country Woman, First for Woman, News & Observer, and Woman’s Day magazine. She is also a regular expert resource for home improvement articles and has been quoted in Architectural Digest, Woman’s World, Huffington Post, New York Times, and Buzzfeed.
Through her blog, Brittany strives to empower as many readers as possible to complete their own DIY projects.
Her mantra is “If a human being can do it
then there is a 95% chance that you can do it too!”
Monthly page views 237,000
Unique visitors 193,000
Subscribers via email 12,000
Pinterest followers 220,000
Pinterest Reach: 11 million monthly viewers
Facebook followers 197,000
Instagram followers 32,300
YouTube subscribers 81,500
TikTok followers 12,000
Pretty Handy Girl has worked with many brands to help further their campaigns and introduce them to her readers in a positive light. With a background in graphic design and magazine production, Brittany offers an artistic eye and creative ideas for promoting brands on PrettyHandyGirl.com. Most of her sponsored posts are viral posts because they offer valuable content in the form of DIY tutorials.
Here are just a few of the brands she has worked with:
saving etta project
In 2018, Brittany embarked on a journey to save a historic house built in 1900. Through exposure on Instagram, Facebook Live, and the blog, the Pretty Handy Girl readers anxiously awaited each new update about the house. The #SavingEtta project was a huge success in garnering new followers, engaged readers, and showcasing a variety of brands who helped sponsor the project. Read here to find out more about Saving Etta?
millie’s remodel project
In 2019, Brittany stumbled upon a 1950’s three bedroom, one bathroom brick house while driving her son to school.
Although the house needed a lot less work than the Saving Etta house, Brittany was itching to start a new project and flex her design skills on this mid-century dated home. #MilliesRemodel became the newest must-follow project for Brittany’s fans. Over the course of six months, Brittany worked daily to rip out rotted flooring, moldy walls, and animal nests to remodel this ranch into a mid-century modern inspired beauty queen. Read here to learn more about Millie’s Remodel.
about her readers:
The majority of Pretty Handy Girl readers are women homeowners ages 25 – 65 who are looking for ideas to improve their homes; help with home repairs; and ideas for craft and sewing projects.
Brittany is upfront and honest with her readers. They are her sole reason for blogging. She has vowed to write tutorials and posts that are informative and helpful for her audience.
Brittany has been speaking publicly on a variety of topics. Some of her topics include: 15 Ways to Increase Your Home Value; How to Use Power Tools; Home Decorating on a Budget; and spreading DIY empowerment by letting people know that they are all handy, but may not realize it yet.
Brittany would love to hear from you at PrettyHandyGirl (at) gmail.com
Read more about Brittany’s life and how she became handy.