Thanks for stopping by.
I’m Aimee Giese and I am a business owner, graphic designer, web developer, photographer and blogger from Denver, Colorado. My husband Bryan and I have one son, Declan (Dex), who is in fifth grade, loves to invent things, loves to read, loves to draw, and tolerates being dragged along with us on our adventures.
I am happy to call myself a mom or parent blogger, but in truth, I am probably more of a lifestyle blogger who talks about her kid a lot. Because photography, music, travel, social media, technology and liberal politics also play a huge role on my blog.
Hey, neat! I was a finalist for the 2008 Weblog Awards in the category of Best Kept Secret and I am featured on Alltop in both the Moms and Twitterati sections. Also awesome and humbling: Westword named me their "Top Twitterer in Denver" for 2010. Then Babble included me in their "Top 50 Twitter Moms 2011" and "Top 50 Parents on Pinterest 2012" lists. Wow.
Both “Greeble” and “Monkey” were my son’s nicknames when he was in my belly. Monkey because he was constantly jumping up and down, and Greeble because my husband is insane. Seriously. He just made that word up. NO it’s not my last name, NO it’s not a child’s toy – it’s just a silly word from some silly people.
I take a lot of photos. LOTS. Including photos of people I am with. If I ever post a photo of you on my blog or Flickr that you are uncomfortable with, please please please let me know and I will remove it. Otherwise, I’ll keep doing it because you are so incredibly cute.
Oh, and Mr. and Mrs. Internet? Don’t steal my photos. Just because you "can" doesn’t mean you should.
I used to co-own a health communications research and web development firm in Denver named Klein Buendel. In a nutshell, the company builds health education web sites that help people. During my tenure, we were named one of Inc. Magazine's Top 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America as well as ranking #50 among all Colorado woman-owned businesses. In 2011, I sold my half of the company and went out on my own.
My new company is Giese Media. I am excited to work in the four areas I love most: Graphic Design, Web and Wordpress Development, Social Media and Photography.
Selected Speaking Gigs
Hands On Small Business class series for Kirtsy & Microsoft (2009)
Chicks Who Click (2009)
Evo Conference (2010 & 2011)
WordCamp Boulder (2010)
Ignite Boulder (2009 & 2010)
Mom 2.0 - New Orleans (2011)
Boulder Chamber of Commerce (2011)
Bloggy Boot Camp - Denver (2011)
Blissdom Conference (2012)
PBS Annual Meeting (2012 & 2013)
Listen To Your Mother Show Denver (2013)
Mommy Blogs Prove Market Might (Denver Post, Oct 2007)
Good Day Colorado for Savvy Source (Fox 31 , June 2008)
Financial Tips for Savvy Source (The Denver Channel ABC 7, Oct 2008)
Good Day Colorado for Savvy Source (Fox 31 , Oct 2008)
Brand-Blogger Relations (She Posts, Sep 2010)
Holly Haman & Aimee Giese About Colorado Wildfire (Jan 2011)
Connecting Your Samsung Smart TV (Samsung How-To Video, Mar 2011)
Mother's Day Traditions (Better Homes & Gardens, May 2011)
Six Ways Lifestyle Blogger Aimee Giese Uses Evernote (May 2011)
Heed The Call of The Wild For Less (MSNBC, Jun 2011)
Photo feature in SKI Magazine Winter Park Review (Oct 2011)
Kodak Times Square Billboard for End of Summer video (Oct 2011)
I’d love to hear from you! aimee [at] greeblemonkey [dot] com
Or follow me on Twitter! @greeblemonkey
OMG, I love your comments and interacting with people who visit this site! Thank you for all the lovely things you have said, and all your support over the years. One caviat though, if someone is being a super meanie poopy pants, I may just go deleting that comment - especially if it's hurting another reader. Just sayin.
If you are interested in co-branding and promotional opportunities (especially in the areas of photography, travel, music, or tech), or having me come yammer on about blogs, social media, design or photography at your next conference, I’d love to hear from you as well. Advertising requests can be directed to Federated Media.
A word to the wise, however. I maintain this blog as a personal outlet and reserve the right to speak my mind about pretty much anything. I believe in transparency, the golden rule, and above all, honesty. This is not a review blog, and more to the point, not a blog where I will be willing to shill products I don't believe in. So, if you want to work with me, expect me to be myself ... and I will love you for who you are too.