|Fashion photo taken at the Minnesota State Fair|
I started blogging eight years ago to share my favorite hobby…paper-crafting, and I discovered I really loved to write and correspond with people all over the world. Since then, I began to share many of my other interests.
|Some of my paper-crafting projects: a card, and two tea bag holders/gift sets|
I use to work full-time as a manager for an arts and crafts store, but retired two years ago to have a higher quality life with my husband who I have been married to for the past thirty years. We have two adult children, both musicians, and one son-in-law, that are the pride and joy of our lives! And we were just blessed with a new addition to our family: a baby granddaughter named Alethea! What everyone has ever told me about grand parenting is true; I LOVE being a grandmother!
|Hiking in Michigan|
|My Granddaughter Alethea|
A year ago we added to our little family by adopting a kitten named Jackson. He has brought so much love and happiness to our lives. He makes me laugh every day!
|Jackson at One Year|
I live in a 100+ year old house in a rural area in the frigid north that my husband and I completely renovated ourselves over a ten year period. We even added a huge sun room addition that doubled the square footage of our house and was also where our daughter got married.
|Sunroom Addition decorated for daughter's wedding shower|
|A portion of my yard looking east with garden shed in foreground and sunroom of house in background|
|Fashion picture taken in my garden|
Since our last child went off to college, my husband and I have been rediscovering each other and have found a renewed joy in our marriage. As much as we enjoy spending time with our children, we have not experienced the empty-nest syndrome at all! We love just being a couple again, having the house all to ourselves, and dating. We absolutely love to travel, and try to take at least four or five vacations a year, plus what I call monthly 'adventures', which are day trips or weekend get-a-ways. I love to share pictures of our vacations and talk about our 'adventures' with my readers.
|Hiking in Perrot State Park, Wisconsin|
And those are my interests, in a nutshell, and what you will find most of my posts about. If paper-crafting or flowers aren't your thing, don't worry, later that week there will also be a fashion or travel post. Read what interests you, and skip over what doesn't! I won't mind at all. I just hope you find something to interest you.