I’m 34 and live in Boise, ID. I love it! Living in Boise that is. Being 34 can kind of suck it. I’ve got a significant other. His name is Josh. Everyone else calls him Kifer. I call him “The Boy”. Or Sally, Horradorabilist, Babe, or “Really…..?” (with a scowl on my face). Ok, I don’t call him “Really…..? (with a scowl on my face)” It’s just what I find myself saying to him most often. I’m fairly certain his life goal is to say as many inappropriate things as possible, but he’s really a softie and loyal and sweet and always there for me… so, really, how could I not love him?
I have 1 daughter, Lilith. Everyone calls her Lili (like Lily, only cooler… or just like Lilith, but without the “th”). I call her “The Kid” or Meshugena. She’s an incredibly empathetic, energetic, talkative, creative, amazing little girl. She’s decided she wants to be an exotic animal vet when she was about 3… because we all know what we want to be when we’re 3, right? But, she’s been pretty certain about her career goals ever since… except when she wants to be a superstar.
She spends half of her time in Idaho with us and half in Tasmania with her father. She’s moving back to the US this year though, so the crafty times, dance classes, homework, and mommy-life will be back in full effect.
Then there’s Scarlet. She’s the fur baby. Also known as “The Dog” (see a theme yet?), or Princess Fat Butt Stinky Feet Fur Baby Scar. Because she’s all of those things. And sheds. A lot. But I love her so very much. Even when she passes poopy clouds (that’s gas, but it’s like a war crime, so it deserves a better name than just “gas”). She also eats evvvveeerrrything. Like, a habanero and a nail everything. If you don’t want Scar to eat something keep it at least 3′ off the ground: house rule.
The rest of the family consists of the sister, Katie, aka. Sees-tor. Sees-tor’s husband, Alastair, aka. Guppy. And my niece & nephew, Ella & Aiden (aka. Fudd & Muffin) who are commonly referred to as “The Cousins”. They’re all moving to New Mexico though, which is lame. We also take care of my mother, aka Oma, who had a series of massive strokes a few years ago.
Ok, so you’ve met most of the main cast now. On to the blog… what is this about? Um… good question. Write what you know. That’s the rule, right? So that’s what I’ll do. There will be recipes, of the delicious & decadent type and the healthy & delightful type. There will be crafts (because I can’t survive without crafting something). And not just photos of all the crafts I’m doing (sewing, quilting, knitting, crochet, sparkley things, home dec, fashion, etc) but tutorials also! Because I love tutes! There’ll be a bit about my day to day. And probably a bit about my “second job” (my goal to lose 70 lbs). And a few of my fave things: Shiny things, vintage things, travel, fashion, Pinterest, any foods with lemon juice, spicy food, pickled food, cupcakes, ok… I just love food…, bourbon, poker, Peonies, and more.
Basically, I’m here to de-throne my idol, Ms. Martha Stewart, right after I actually figure out how to blog….