Hi, I'm Mandy!
I love all things crafty and blogging. The best part is inspiring you to try out something crafty yourself. I blog from the Kansas City area, have been married for 12 years and have 4 amazing kiddos, ages 10, 8, 6, and 4.
I grew up in the midwest near Kansas City, went to college in Joplin MO, graduated (in 3.5 years - I like to speed through things) with a BS in Sociology. I worked for the State of Kansas for a couple of years while my husband finished school and then turned the working-to-support-the-family over to him.
I met Trevor my freshman year in college on a blind date (we were both 18 - so young!) and we dated for about a year - he went on a 2 year mission for our church and when he got back I was still around. We were married 11 years ago in May. If that story is what you're after, you can check out the following:
Our Love Story - by me
Our Love Story - by Trevor
After he graduated we moved to Wichita, KS where we lived for about 5 years. We loved our town and friends, but had a goal to move back closer to family - so we did.
We've lived back in the Kansas City area for about 4 years now - we love being close to family and the new friends we've made here. Our kids get to grow up around cousins and enjoying monthly sleepovers at their Grandparents'.
If you haven't noticed, I love crafty things. I have a craft blog, which I also love. I enjoy it all! If you would like to know more about how Sugar Bee Crafts came to be, read About The Blog.
What else do you want to know?
--I have 4 kids - 9,7,5,3 and get to stay home and do all that fun stuff.
--I am a member of the LDS Church. If you would like to read more about what I, and other LDS bloggers, believe, please read this post: Why We are Mormon
--I love to read.
--I love to sew.
--I love to take pictures and do photography on the side. (see my photography Facebook Page HERE)
--I am frugal - and a big fan of Dave Ramsey. We live debt free and have big hopes of paying off our home.
--I have a cleft lip/pallet. You can learn more about the story of that HERE.
--I am a Paparazzi Consultant and it is amazing - I think everyone should be one!!
--I love all things lemon and lime desserty - mmmm.
--I am trying to step up my fashion life, but am normally always a step behind.
--I am pretty reserved around people I don't know. Not very outgoing. Until you get to know me :)
--I truly love my little spot in the blog world.
Some other players on this blog:
Trevor - I always feel weird referring to "my husband" so now you know, he's Trevor. He's amazing. He puts up with the crafting craziness and even gets in on the fun sometimes. In fact he started his own blog, a spin-off of mine - - www.SoIMarriedACraftBlogger.com .
Contributors - I now have monthly contributors on my blog. Learn all about them here: Sugar Bee Contributors
Instead of deleting my old "about me" write up, I left it on here in case it gave you any more insight into who I am - so here it is - enjoy!!