I love to express my creative side through art, photography, scrapbooking and a bit of DIY. I spend at least a small portion of each weekend on another project in our "new to us" house (aka foreclosure to home). I enjoy thrifting - the adventure, the hunt, the unexpected find.

My family always comes first after my faith. I have been married to the love of my life since 2003. I am mom to one adorable son (born July 2009) and one four legged cat who recently celebrated 13 human years. We are expecting our newest family member in October 2014.

When it comes to parenting, we do things "our way" which really is just similar to how our parents raised us and what works best for us (ie, I don't think any less if you parent differently than me - each family is unique). I breastfed and made the baby food. We believe in vaccinations, we take our son to our dentist [not a pediatric one - the horror! ;) ], we all get haircuts at a walk-in salon. We eat dinner together as a family and don't make special "kid" meals. My son loves his veggies. Seriously. Don't mess with his peppers.

I am a survivor of endometriosis and miscarriage (times 2).

I was born and raised in the South. I say y'all, like my tea sweet, but am not a fan of barbeque or grits.

I blog to share and because, frankly, I'm a bit talkative. I also blog at Notes from a Mom in Chapel Hill (A Guide) where I join Allison and Jay in sharing ideas for exploring the Triangle with your kids. And I'm a proud member of the Leadership Team at the new NC Blogger Network (NC bloggers - check it out and join!).

Thanks for stopping by!

Contact me at twopawsdesigns (at) yahoo (dot) com

Publications of work
December 2010 - Holiday Recipe: Date Nut Balls at Scrapbooking.com
March 2012 - Inspiration du Jour | Fan Fest at CraftGossip.com - Scrapbooking
Thematic Study for the UN Global Report on Human Settlements 2013 - Gender and Sustainable Urban Mobility (pdf)  Family Friendly Parking photograph, pg 35

Creative Team
Member of Sara Schmutz Designs Creative Team.
June 2011 - December 2011.

Guest Posts
Disney Insider Tips - Keys to the Kingdom Tour - May 2014

Hands On: As We Grow - It's Playtime!: Feet & Hand Prints
Craft Gossip - Inspiration du Jour | Fan Fest
NC Social Butterflies - January (2014) Winter Fun - train ride photo under "Our Kids"
Vend Raleigh - Blog Round Up

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