I am a stay at home mom of 2 little girls married to my college sweetheart. I have three online stores where I sell fabulous supplies and luxury trims, boutique goods and whimsical jewelry my friend and I create out of beer boxes from our famed local brewery!
We have just traded our 25 acres of rolling hills in the pines for a 1 1/2 acre parcel of walnut and fruit orchards closer to town. The girls and I are loving it! Life threw us a curve ball 6/22/09 when my 38 year old husband had a cardiac event that sent him into a prolonged coma. He is still unresponsive. I am caring for our daughters myself, visiting my husband in the hospital and maintaining our home and life, in hopes that he can one day return to us.
Paper Crafts, Cardmaking, Sewing, Jewelry Making ( I make jewelry from reclaimed vintage findings, Swarovski Crystal, and Vintage Buttons), Holiday Crafts, and Mixed Media. I love all things vintage, and if I have a common theme in the things that I make it is that they all either contain something vintage or are vintage inspired. If it is paper arts, I probably have thrown some vintage sheet music or old wallpaper in the mix. If I am sewing I am probably trying to salvage the remains of some vintage textile I have drug home. Some things speak to me right away, and others stay with me for many years before they find their voice.
Silver Screen; Rom/Com, Comedies, Adventures, Mysteries, Thrillers.. The Bourne series, Secondhand Lions, Big Fish, The Hunger Games Lawless, Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts. Oceans 11. A good adventure without too many car chases or shooting .
The Small Screen; NCIS, Law and Order, CSI, Greys Anatomy, Criminal Minds,Bones, Chopped, Eureka, Hawaii 5-0, Modern Family, The Mentalist,Top Chef, Food Network Challenge, Parenthood,
Books; I love to read! I read everything from Chic Lit and Biographies to Crime Novels. Harlan Coben, Lee Childs,Mary Kay Andrews, Janet Evanovich, or any other Murder, Mayhem and Mystery!
Shabby Chic, Antique, Distressed style (not the tole painted cabbage rose shabby chic, but the faded linens, chipped paint, vintage french style).
Sage and aqua, white cabinets, brushed granite, and stainless in the kitchen.
White, chippy paint and silver sage in the dining room.
Warm leather and reclaimed wood in the living room.
Aqua and burlap in the studio/craft room.
Beachy blues and chocolate in the master and bath.
The girls room is Lilac with bright color accents of pink, turquoise, purple, orange and lime.
Favorite colors, chocolate brown, champagne, robins egg blue, pink, sage, aqua, periwinkle, red, silver, white, cream, bronze, mercury glass, pewter, black. stone, gray.
Favorite scents fresh scents, lavender, clean linen, seashore. But I prefer not to receive scented things unless it is specified in the swap, as when they travel in a package, they can become overwhelming, and make me sneeze :o)
Vintage laces and trims
Millinery and Fabric flowers
"Keep Calm and Carry On" is the mantra of my life, I love stuff with this saying on it!
Broken(or not) rhinestone jewelry
Antique brass or antique silver finish jewelry findings or charms
Vintage or vintage style Halloween and Christmas items
Fun stuff for the girls
Sizzix stuff for my bigshot
Rubber stamps, (I like stamps that are more realistic ie:Tim Holtz style rather than whimsical ie:Debbie Mum)
Vintage photo/people (realistic) rubber rubber stamps
French themed rubber stamps
Anything Tim Holtz
Glass tiles for jewelry making
Old game pieces (especially with the letters L,H,E & C)
Silver colored solder and solder supplies
Old silver plated forks and spoons
Vintage hankies and linens (damaged or not)
French themed ephemera & embellishments
Deco and Washi tapes
Day of the Dead and sugar skulls
Milk Chocolate, Licorice(red and black), Bottle Caps, Caramel, Butterscotch are a few Favs
** Hayley** is 8 and she is in 3rd grade. Her favorite colors are purples in any shade and blues. She loves bling, peace signs, rainbows, fancy hats (she wears them!) and anything girly. She loves to read, crafts and decorating!
** Emerson ** is 6 and in first grade, her favorite colors are pink and orange. .She loves ponies, tiny things, crafting, reading, la la loopsy and loves to pretend.
Additionally they both enjoy snow skiing, having tea parties, dressing up, games, sparkly things, decorating for holidays, roller skating, riding bikes and scooters, movies, and fun bath stuff.
Character themed or super cutesy things (not for me, the kids love them though!)
Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate or most hot beverages
Seed beads or plastic beads
Heart shaped things (for kids they are fine or for valentines day)
ATC, Dottee, Skinny, Inchies etc (It is not that I dislike them, just that I do not do them)
** Hall of Shame: **
Flaked on by @GRANNYLUCILLE Girls Swap: angelled by Kwafty
flaked on by @MISSDOGGIE Crazy Craft Crackers; angeled by Turtle17
flaked on by: @OURDAILYCHOCOLATE Ribbon and Button: angeled by Naughtyelf
flaked on by: @MYSTICALMAGIC Dora the Explorer: Angeled by Butterflykisses
flaked on by @ROBOTGRANNY Rubber stamp set: Angeled by Jackyb
Halloween Whimsy Box Flaked on by @GOLDIE she offered to resend then never did or respond to my messages.
Holly Jolly Handmade Christmas Flaked on by @TSHAVER25 told swap coordinator that she had sent but never did or responded to my messages. She finally contacted me and offered to resend but never did.And contacted me again, but again did not resend.
PKC Triple Treat Tag: Flaked on by @SAVVYGAL
Stamping Lp Tag: Flaked on by @BEX
Profile Lp Tag: Flaked on by @BEX
Flaked on by: @LILMISSPOLKADOT profile Lp
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