About Me

In 2004, I decided to start a "weblog" because I heard that blogging was uber cool, and that it was the way to become popular in the paper, scrapbooking and crafting world. That's who I wanted to be - somebody super cool and creative like the crafty Martha Stewart. Back then, I also bought into the thinking that "she who has the most craft stuff wins!" 

In the beginning, I decided to call my blog "{everyday}" because I wanted to share creations and thoughts with my blogging friends every day.

When I began blogging, I was very involved in the crafting industry. I was a consumer, designer, instructor, advocate, demonstrator, and addict. I've been fortunate enough to be part of some incredible companies and have been given awesome opportunities over the years. My work has been published and I've really enjoyed working directly with manufacturers and retailers. On occasion, I continue to do freelance design work on a 'byline' basis and find that it's the best option for me, for now. Please contact me if you're interested in my work. I would be happy to discuss your opportunity and with my schedule.

The following year, I married the love of my life (Steve) and began refocusing my time away from scrapbooking and more towards my new family and home. Our family was expanded by a deliciously, gorgeous son who we named Frederic, at the end of 2008. In 2012, our hearts and family grew by one more when our daughter, Charleigh, was born. My dreams continue to come true before my very eyes and many prayers of gratitude have been offered for my incredible blessings.

So many of the golden impressions, of what I thought this blog would bring me were wrong. So much of what I thought I wanted out of life was wrong too. I am so very different today, 10 years later, than I was in that first post of 2004. She who has the most definitely isn't the best - she just has more (and has to find a great way to keep all of it organized and tidy - UGH!). Nowadays, I don't care about being super cool or being well known. I'm more interested in finding and befriending those who are, and fully enjoying their skills and talents. Also, I couldn't care less about being popular or well-known. As long as I am having fun, enjoying myself, and hopefully meeting and making a few inspiring friends along the way - I will consider my blog a HUGE success.

I decided to change the name of my blog to "Creating Everyday" after reading and thinking about a brilliant quote from Dieter F. Uchtdorf that really touched my heart and spoke to my soul:


"The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul. No matter our talents, education, backgrounds, or abilities, we each have an inherent wish to create something that did not exist before.
"Everyone can create. You don't need money, position, or influence in order to create something of substance or beauty.
"Creation brings deep satisfaction and fulfillment. We develop ourselves and others when we take unorganized matter into our hands and mold it into something of beauty."

Currently, I create every day as I spend my time with and enjoying my family. I can be found feeding my family home cooked meals, gardening and canning fresh food from our garden, stitching up clothes or home decor pieces, keeping us healthy and happy with Young Living Essential Oils, striving to overcome my budgeting struggles, and sitting down to create with my hands when ever I can find a spare moment.

In September 2002, I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy who I placed for adoption with the couple that I believe the Lord intended to be his parents. You can read about it by clicking on the "Adoption" tag.

My guilty pleasures include: candy orange wedges, pedicures, Diet Cokes from Sonic, massages, milk chocolate, pizza delivery, and Haribo gummy bears.

    

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