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Hello fellow Love Nerds! My name is Maggie Roush, founder of The Love Nerds, and I am so honored and happy that you are here. I began The Love Nerds in 2013 as a way to distract myself from health and work struggles. I needed a creative outlet and loved the opportunity to channel my love for crafts, recipes, diy parties, weddings, and – really – making matters moment. When I made the decision to leave my teaching job, I began turning The Love Nerds into a business with my blog, my Etsy shop, and my event planning business. The Love Nerds has grown more than I could ever imagine! I love the creative process and am so grateful to be able to do what I love full time and meet such wonderful people, like you, along the way. 

On a more personal note, here is what you should really know about me: 

I am married to my best friend (June 2012). Really! We were incredibly close friends for years before we decided to take a chance and start dating. Many of the projects you will see on The Love Nerds will most likely be on the nerdy interests of both me and my husband. We proudly consider ourselves nerds – from books and superheroes to Star Wars and Dr. Who. W. To show you how serious I am – see the light sabers at our wedding below

My husband Bryan is a student affairs professional in residence life; meaning, we live on a college campus. Pros – a safe place to live is provided for us in Chicago. Cons – a place to live is provided that we can’t modify and the annoying drunk shouting outside my window at 2 am that he wants a double cheeseburger.  

Comic Book Wedding - light sabers

I come from a large family compared to my husband, who is an only child. I am the youngest of 4 (3 girls and 1 boy) with a brother-in-law, a sister-in-law, 4 nieces and 1 nephew. 

I began experiencing migraines at the age of 6. They are why I left my teaching career behind to begin The Love Nerds. While I am making lots of health and wellness choices that help them become more manageable, they are very debilitating. I have a whole post about what I am like when I have a migraine if you are interested.

I get hangry if I don’t eat on a regular schedule.

I’m fairly obsessed with books, Diet Dr. Pepper, peanut butter, learning new things, puzzle games, photos, pretty paper and patterns, holidays, breakfast for dinner, frozen yogurt, comic book heroes, traveling, and weddings. In no particular order.

I don’t like cake, frosting, bad grammar, the smell of freshly mowed grass, early mornings, and rude people.

Whether you are making a home cooked meal for your family or planning the most important day of your life, I believe that every moment matters with your family and friends.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any ideas that you have! I love meeting new people, helping out when I can, and working on new projects. My email is [email protected].

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