Who I Am
I am a mother, wife, and creative spirit from a creative family heritage. I am a passionate Christian, a conservative, a hard core Janeite, love music and choir, and even other Mormons think I’m ‘churchy’ (and I suppose their right), but I have a fun side as well, and maybe even a (secret) wicked streak, as one of my favorite things is to watch the local news and mock it. I love to smile at my husband’s jokes.
I love skirts, dresses, Barbie dolls, and cute, girly stuff!
Where I live
What I love about my home
My favorite room
My favorite room is my bedroom. It’s not the fanciest room in the house, or even the cleanest and most organized. But it is my retreat and sanctuary. When I don’t feel well it comforts me. The curtains need to be replaced, but they are gauzy and airy and romantic. The headboard doesn’t fit our new king sized bed, but nothing in a store makes me smile like those shiny black dragons. The dark aqua paint treatment took me DAYS! But I wish my whole house was as colorful and romantic and rich.
What I like to DIY
Journaling, scrapbooking and family history
Decorating and painting
Throwing a yearly Jane Austen party
And other little crafts.
I wish I knew how to
sew better (and like it)
play the guitar or piano (as long as I’m wishing)
take the time to be a REAL artist, not just an occasional dabbler
be relaxed and organized (again, as long as I’m wishing)
Why I love to blog
(back to the journaling and history….)
I love the record it creates….a colorful, visual record that words in a journal alone can’t describe. I love that it lets me put my accomplishments out there, and put my best self forward, and keep all the parts that are dorky, sloppy, and complete failures to myself.
Unless I choose to share, and then there is a chorus of friendly, supporting voices of family, friends, mothers, fellow crafters, artists and literary fans, and other kind people there to offer support and sympathy.
P.S. Since I wrote this post this morning, my college daughters have linked up too! FUN!
Signed, Proud Mom.