Thanks for stopping by!
I’m Aimee Giese (rhymes with easy) 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 9th grade, loves to invent things, loves to play Minecraft, 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 here.
I have been Greeblemonkey since 2005. Both “Greeble” and “Monkey” were my son’s nicknames when he was in my belly. Monkey because he was constantly jumping, 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 changed to Greeblehaus in 2014 to show some of my heritage, and be more of an umbrella site for my family since “haus” is German for “house.”
I take a lot of photos. LOTS. 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. Lately I have been photographing concerts the most, so you may even be off the hook.
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 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/Wordpress Development, Social Media and Photography.
Selected Speaking Gigs
Microsoft Small Business series (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)
Type A New Orleans (2013)
Alt Summit (2014)
ROAR Retreat (2014)
Children’s Hospital Cyberbullying Summit (2015)
BlogHer New York & BlogHer Food (2015)
SEO Training Class for University of Washington (2016)
Hillary for Colorado Social Summit (2016)
Brands & Advertising
I generally do not place advertising in my sidebar unless it is in conjunction with a specific promotion, and I do not place affiliate links anywhere on my site. I love working with brands on projects that match me, my life, my family and my readers. Most often that means music, travel and tech, but it could be anything! Past and ongoing brand partnerships have included Ford, AT&T, Nintendo, PBS, Microsoft, Coca Cola, Home Depot and the ONE Campaign.
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.
I’d love to hear from you! aimee [at] greeblehaus [dot] com
Or follow me on Twitter! @greeblehaus