Another New Year, Another New Blogger


Happy New Year!

Cute wreath, huh? I got it on clearance, I can't remember where. It looks sort of springy to me, and I'm ready for Spring, despite not really having had a winter here in Georgia. I think it needs a little bird's nest, or something...hmmm.

I've finally decided to take the blogging plunge, and there's no better time to start than at the beginning of the New Year (well, almost at the beginning). This is where I'll share my home improvement and decorating projects, travel, cooking and other adventures, in addition to plenty of sewing and crafty goodness.

A little bit about myself: I'm a work-at-home mom to two adorable and sometimes mischievous little boys, and wife to my brilliant and often mischievous scientist husband. I am the designer/seamstress/owner of the online boutique, Retro Mama, which opened in November of 2006, and you can also find my items at my Etsy shop.

Some things you'll learn about me:

1. I like to make lists. I derive enough joy from it that I almost consider it a hobby.

2. I like romantic comedies, from classics to cheesy--I'm not terribly picky. I like them new, old, and even really old.

3. I have a thing for all things vintage and retro (as if that weren't already blatantly obvious).

4. I love dogs.

5. I love flickr. I spend many, many hours being inspired by all the wonderful photos I find there (probably a few too many hours, to tell the truth).

6. I am unable to control myself when it comes to buying fabric. I have lots of it and there's always room for more.

7. I love to read books, though I often don't make time for it (add "read more books" to my list of New Years resolutions).

8. I love reading/experiencing/being inspired by other peoples' blogs, like this one, this one, and this one.

9. I am a closet neat freak. I expect one day to emerge from my closet cocoon and my house will glisten from top to bottom, but in the meantime, it will have more of a chaotic, "two kids, four dogs, and two creative and slightly absent-minded people live here" look.

10. I love hot chocolate. It doesn't seem quite important enough to make The List of "things you'll learn about me," but it was a less nerdy alternative to mentioning that I like to end my lists on an even number.

Thanks for stopping by, and I look forward to getting to know you!