I'm Ratanya the creative gal behind Bubbly Noel and believe it or not I have been in the blogging world since 2010. I started this blog because blogging just always felt right to me and it was a way for me to be creative outside of work. I am crazy for blogging and entrepreneurship. I spend all my free time(aka time after work and on the weekends) researching and reading anything I can get my hands on about blogging and business. And then one day it clicked, if Im willing to spend all my free time on this, why not pursue this for real! So here I am finally pursuing my passions to help future bloggers follow their dream too! Beside from helping others blog, I blog frequently about life in Chicago, marriage life, wellness, life as a millennial and how to just go for your dream.

The name “Bubbly Noel” is a combination of my name and my personality. All throughout high school and college people always called me bubbly and it kind of became my identity and it still stands true till this day. And “Noel” is my middle name which means christmas, and I love Christmas!


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Fun Facts

When did you get married?

I married my high school sweetheart on 9/29/18. We have been together since 2008 and literally never thought we would have ended up together.

What are you studying?

Im currently a graduate student studying Strategic Communications.

Where are you from?

I was born in Florida but grew up in Alabama and Indiana. But I currently, reside in Chicago.

What is your favorite drink?

Honestly its Kombucha! I cant believe I was so afraid to try it before, but now it is my favorite drink.


Moved to Chicago

In September of 2017, I packed up my one bedroom apartment in downtown Indianapolis and moved to Chicago! You can read about my move here!


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