Chocolate, fabric, polka dots, reading, quilting, sewing, crafting, taking photos, Pinterest, Tex/Mex grill, shopping, fonts, my computer, Josh Groban, Vampire Diaries, Downton Abbey, blogging, walks, my beach bike, pink, Brighton jewelry, comfy shoes, organizing, date nights and being a grandma. And girlfriend getaways.
I’m married to Lynn, and we have five kids—Patrick (Ashlee), Sean (Daniela), Kate, Josh (Tayler), and Ella. After raising our four bigs, we adopted Ella and started all over again. She definitely keeps us on our toes and young at heart! We are also the very proud grandparents of Madilyn, Karson, Piper, and Lilah Jane.
I worked for about 15 years in the scrapbooking industry and loved it. I was a product development designer and class development manager for Making Memories. (I still get a little giddy when I see the products I designed used in projects on-line or in magazines.) I was on the editorial board for Simple Scrapbooks magazine, and a creative editor and QVC Coordinator for Creating Keepsakes magazine. I got my start as a teacher and designer at Pebbles in my Pocket.
I currently serve as Relief Society Meeting Coordinator for my ward in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Yep, I’m a Mormon--through and through. The RS Meeting Coordinator plans, organizes, and implements the classes/activities/events for all the women in a specific ward. It’s a lot of work, but it’s what I love to do.
I started my blog as a way to stay connected with my extended family and friends, and as a place to share information for my church calling. It’s turned into something so much bigger and I’ll admit, at first it was a little strange. Now it’s just exciting.
Mostly I just share what I do in real life. I don’t come up with projects just for my blog, what you see is me--and what I do every day. After all, isn’t one of the big reasons we read blogs, is to catch a glimpse of how others live? Mine is a simple life, just the way I like it.
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