Burlap and Babies was started in 2013 as a place for me to document my favorite things, just like the song from The Sound of Music.
And here I am…
Over the last few years it has morphed into a place much more than just sharing my favorite things! I do all types of crafting, DIY decorating anything and everything, a little bit of sewing, some printables, and more recently, lots of baby related projects. You can read a little bit more all about the change from Burlap and Babies into A Crafted Passion here. I hope you’ll stick around and get inspired!
Who Am I?
I am a wife, momma, and home owner living life right outside of Portland. When I’m not busy creating, I am a typical, all-around, Pacific Northwest kind of gal. Living almost my whole life in Portland, I love me some food carts, a day trip to the beach sounds like a perfect date, but a hike at the falls sounds wonderful too!
My ultimate dream job since I was a little girl was to be a mom. So much so that I would ask my mom what college I needed to go to in order to be a mommy. Before kids were even in the picture, my husband and I bought a 5 bedroom house knowing that we wanted to start a family soon and we plan on having more than a few children. Going hand in hand with being a mom though, I have always wanted to take that one step further and be a mommy blogger.
In my exciting life as a mommy blogger, I like to think of myself as a cozy home decorator but my real passion is in finding the beauty in what I call a “thrifty updo.” I love being able to take a worn out piece of furniture and turn it into something awesome! You often will find me browsing our local thrift store or in the clearance section of Target. By the way, I am a major fan of Target! It’s where I escape to in the evening once the baby has gone to bed.
Although you will find lots of baby related projects, my other passion is on the other end of the spectrum…seniors. I graduated with a degree in Human Development with a focus on Gerontology. After graduating college I went straight into social work with seniors and now continue working for my family’s retirement communities. I love that my kids will get to grow up with 200+ great-grandparents and be involved in that area of my life.
Want to know even more about me?
Meet My Family
My husband, Justin, and I have known each other since diapers, best friends since middle school, but we didn’t start dating until right before we graduated high school. We got married the summer before our junior year of college. He’s my own personal handyman and loves helping with projects if it means he gets to do manly things like cut me some wood or nail something together.
Besides crafting and blogging, my number one job is being a momma to Clara. She joined our family in December 2014, 5 days late, and definitely on her own agenda and permanently has a piece of my heart in her little hands. Being a mom is the best job I have ever been given. She is the happiest, easiest, dream baby anyone could ever want. I am so blessed to be called her momma. You can read all about her birth story here. It’s a good one!
And of course I can’t forget our furry children. Molly, the cat, became part of the family the summer we got married. She sleeps curled up in a ball on my pillow every night. Then came Charlie, our mini Australian Shepherd. He’s the sweetest dog and although I thought I hated dogs, somehow he has won me over.
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