So you wanna know a bit about me eh?
Well, I am a creative and hard working person with an insatiable appetite for organizing and making things esthetically pleasing. I keep pretty darn busy running my beloved home-based business the Beauty Temple. During my free time I am usually found outside in my grubby clothes creating beauty in my yard or playing music.
I am originally from the small, classic New England town of Ashby, MA. It has less than 3,000 residents, one blinking yellow light and a whole lot of simple charm. A piece of my heart will always reside there.
Growing up there on a small family farm wasn't always the most glamorous but it taught me about the value of hard work, good food, the simple pleasures of life and the importance of family.
I have lived in Olympia, WA for over 12 years now and I love, love, love my life here! My family says that I've found my 'flock'. Indeed I have. In fact, my parents gave up the family home of 38 years and relocated to Olympia in the Fall of 2014. My youngest sister and her husband moved here at that time too, trading in the sunshine of Orlando, FL for the closeness and regular interaction with family. It's truly a dream come true!
I live on a special piece of property that overlooks Woodard Creek where we have unique wildlife viewing opportunities like river otters, muskrats and salmon spawning. I am pretty connected to this land as I also work from home helping people unfurl into bliss at the Beauty Temple.
In 2007 I crossed paths with Shawn; the most kind-hearted, generous, playful and loving man I'd ever met, who I eventually married in 2012. He's even just as dorky as I am....but don't tell him I told you that - he seems to think that I am more of a dork than him. Huh.
Shawn and I live in our comfortable home at Happily Ever After Land, which is the name we gave to our property back when we bought it. The land is ruled by our cat leader Ramses who enjoys vigorous petting, long drawn out belly rubs, composing avant garde songs on piano, and relaxing with a good glass of wine.