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Welcome to my little corner of the Internet!  This is where I play when my kids are in school or tucked into bed.  I have 4 of them, so during any typical week their laundry and schedules keep me very busy!  I'm married to my best friend, have been for 17 awesome years.  He's a Supply Chain guy for a chocolate company - we'll just say we are ALL ABOUT M&M's at our house!

I'm originally from Salt Lake, but my hubby's career has taken us all over the country.  We've lived in the West, the Mid-West and now on the East Coast.  I'm a firm believer that home is where your family is... so I've enjoyed each move and am grateful for the friends we've made at each stop.  We live in Jersey now, not too far outside NYC and love it.  We love the seasons, the weather (except for the hurricanes), the history and especially the trees.  We also love being able to have a picnic any old day with Lady Liberty in the background or being able to visit "The Vampire State Bldg" or go "down the shore" when we are feeling adventurous or want to ignore our chores at home.


Here's my crew.  Pretty cute bunch, huh!  I'm kind of biased though.  We are in a super fun family stage right now - post baby / pre-teen.  So far it's my favorite.  Well... every stage was my favorite.  I guess that's just how I roll.

You might notice my love of lime green... it's a pretty special color to us.  My husband has been fighting cancer (Hodgkin's Lymphoma) since February of 2012 and that's our awareness color.


We're in it to win it and hope to really kick it out of the park when he'll undergo a Stem Cell Transplant January or February 2014.  It's been a tough couple of years, but we're making it.  My kids are champs, my hubby is a tank and has indescribable stamina to take whatever his doctors throw at him.  By end of 2013, he's had 5 surgeries, more than 20 chemo treatments and 20 high dose radiation treatments since this whole fiasco started.  Yeah.  I think I can say I married a tough guy. :)  Thank goodness!!  Overall, we each do our best to find joy in each day, to live in the now and not worry about what next week or next year will bring.  Each day is a gift and it's our responsibility to seek out the positive, even in the darkest of situations.


Back to me and my blog... ;)  I've always been an addict of creativity and crafts (and fonts), but have also been a writer and avid scrapbooker since I was in middle school.  In 2007, my love of scrapbooking took me digital and I've never gone back. As my digital savvy developed, I started this blog in 2010 to share my projects, then opened my Etsy Shop shortly after.  Most find it surprising that I use a simple digital program called Scrapbook Max to design everything I do.  Some might say it's too easy and just for beginners... but using it I can keep up, if not run circles around PhotoShop designers any day of the week. ;)

I'd love to say that designing is my passion, but I equally love the writing, photography, marketing and all of the customer/reader interaction that goes with it.  Some of my most loyal readers and long time customers have become my online BFF's!  I love waking up in the morning to an inbox full of emails, comments and orders... it makes my day!  I'm so happy and grateful I can make a full time income from home doing what I love.  I would definitely consider myself to be one of the lucky ones; something I'm grateful for every single day.  My blog and shop (and all of you) have given me the ability to support my family financially, while maintaining the flexibility to be a stay-at-home mom and a full-time caregiver to my husband.

Anyway, I hope you'll stick around for a while and browse.  Chances are you'll find something you'll love!  You should start by peaking at my Freebie Library... there's tons of goodness over there!  I also do lots of printables for my volunteer work at church, you can find those on my LDS Printables page {HERE}. And, if you are into Subway Art... I've got a collection that'll knock your socks off!  The personalized ones are my favorite. :)  I also have an unhealthy addiction to being organized, having cute lip balm labels, mason jar lid stickers, bookmarks and an endless supply of gift tags.  Heck, you should probably just stop by My Shop to take a peak, it's oozing with cuteness and printables galore.

Just sayin'. ;)

So... I hope we can be friends, in fact... if you read this whole bio then you probably already ARE my friend and deserve a coupon code to my shop. :)  Use FRIEND25 to save 25%.

Much love...


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