Tuesday, June 2, 2009

About my family and me...

I am a stay at home mom and I sell on etsy as my full time job at home. I love to spend time with my husband and family. My Husband is John and he is an electrician and does woodworking as a hobby. We have four children and two are out of the house. Danielle my oldest daughter had her first child (our first grandchild) and she lives in Florida with the baby's father, Brent is in the army based in Kansas till November then will be stationed in Iraq, Amanda is in 9th grade, a runner and a straight A student without any studying whatsoever, she also models for my etsy shop and she was on etsy's front page for an hour. John is in 7th grade, a baseball player, also a runner, an A student and a violinist. We also have a toy poodle and live in a 4 bedroom large home we added a fifth bedroom in the basement and now it’s a computer room. I use the library for my workspace and bought a laptop and photography equipment to better my photos on etsy. I love my workspace because it’s quiet but still close to everyone.

Every summer we plant a 20’ x 30’ garden and I spend from morning till night cooking down veggies for freezing. My soup base last me till the next harvest. We buy ¾ of a cow every year so our freezer is always full of beef. Needless to say we eat at home just about every night together. Our children are also very creative and we always have our hands in some kind of art activity. We also live without cable television.

I love dark chocolate, Merlot, coffee, bubble baths, staying home, reading books, number games, eating in bed, making jewelry, paint chip samples, netflix, decorating everything, bright colors, cooking, hiking, fishing, shopping for beads, and being bossy!

Some annoying things about me are; my kidney stones and the pain I have with them, seasonal depression, not wanting to leave the house, changing my mind to much, allergies, isolating myself, irritable bowl syndrome, and my hair!

I have always been very creative; it’s something I can’t turn off in my brain. I have an overload of ideas and not enough time in the day to do them (or money). I CAN sleep at night at this time in my life and am grateful. I dream in color and often come up with designs in my sleep.

I have done every craft you can think of but I’ll name a few anyways. Cake decorating, interior decorating, sewing, interior painting, art painting, flower arranging, candle making, jewelry making, metal work, gardening, pottery, clay, stenciling, photography, stained glass, calligraphy, crocheting, knitting, dying, and drawing.

Color is a passion of mine, coveting crayons and markers as a child grew into collections of anything that caught my eye that I could look at, touch, and organize into groups. Marbles, buttons, lipstick, stickers, silk scarves, even paint chips from the store to name a few.

My most coveted item as a child was my crayons. I used them clear to the nub then discarded the paper and kept the pieces in a can. Later on I melted them down into one big crayon. Fashion plates were my favorite! Anybody remember those?

Last but not least I’m a beauty school drop out.


Monica said...

Wow! You are so busy, productive and creative! I wish I was as organized as you.

Congrats on your first grandbaby :)

Wild Woman Jewelry said...

Renee ~ what fun to read and learn more about you! Thanks for sharing all these wonderful details of your life and creativity...and it sounds like you need your sleep!

Sigmosaics said...

are you serious? (about being a grandmother) .. you are not old enough!

so wonderful to read about you and to know you a bit more :-)

Cheryl said...

this was very good Renee.

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