About the Blog

I created this blog so that I can share amazing inspirations and designs that can be found everywhere today and embrace my slight, color-charged, whimsical-hungry insanity in a very public way. There is an abundance of inspiring people and places around the world to open our eyes to. We don’t have to live in the dark, we can forever live in color.

About Miseducated

Miseducated is a lifestyle, a brand, a community and an online magazine stuffed full of colorful and whimsical material for you to enjoy, participate in and create. Youll find an endless supply of whimsically inspired and visually driven articles to read, visual reviews of apartments, movies, businesses, events and more, a psychedelic and minimal interpretation of Japanese kawaii design, cute and creative craft patterns and DIY projects, deliciously magical recipes to whip up and enjoy and much much more. Enjoy your stay and check back often for new colorfully sweet and decadently whimsical inspiration.

The History of Miseducated

Miseducated began in 1997 as a personal website by myself {then known as Cat*e; this is also the year I got kitten Hobbes and met my girl soulmate Kimikat ♥} covered in rainbows, candy and moon cats. In April of 2001 I bought the domain www.miseducated.net and proceeded to move my personal website there. In November of 2008 I finally updated and published some old articles I’d written and Miseducated was reborn as the whimsical blog and lifestyle brand you see today. In 2010, after much regret of not choosing to buy the .com {I seriously thought .net sounded better at the time} and many years of waiting, www.miseducated.com went up for auction and I was finally able to snag it at a fair price.

1990s Miseducated

The absolute beginning (click!) of my web and graphic design career. (Hahaha.) I’m finally showing you this because I want to show you that each and every person has to start somewhere and learn and grow — no one just rolls out of bed with the knowledge and talent they need to succeed in their desired field. Back then all of my graphics were either scanned Sanrio and Sailor Moon collectables or created first in MS Paint and then finally in Paint Shop Pro. The delicious marshmallow rainbow palette is by Kimikat of course. FYI, the non-smooth text makes me gag as well.

Becoming the Miseducated Brand