My name is Amanda and I am a 29 year old wife, mother, mocha addict, compulsive organizer, crazy coupon-er, and sewing maniac.
I have been married to my redheaded husband since 2006, but we have been together since 1999. Yes, that’s right – we are one of those rare high school sweetheart couples.
Our baby girl came on August 31, 2009. She came into this world just one day after her due date. The labor was very long, and she showed us right off the bat how stubborn she was. Since she has a redheaded mama and a redheaded dada, she was destined to be a redhead herself. And we were delighted!
I used to work full time for a vacation rental company but quit my job last year to go back to college and get a degree in nursing. So by day I am a student and by night I am everything else. When I quit my job and went down to one income and I found coupons. I spend at least an hour each night looking for the best weekly deals, keeping up on the freebies available to snatch, and swapping for more. This has saved me mounds of money.
I also joined a swap site called swapmamas.com. This site is more geared to swapping household items, clothes, and baby goods. It definitely came in handy for a fast growing child. Why spend $20.00 on an outfit when I can swap it for old things around my house?
I learned how to sew when I was just a youngster. My mom used to make all my baby clothes. She was the type of person to look at something and go home and recreate it by making her own pattern. This wonderful talent was passed onto me!! I really enjoy sewing and creating cute items for my little girl. And I love ruffles – hence the name ;)
Since I love it sooo much, I thought I would try to make a business of it. I opened up a little shop on etsy : www.etsy.com/shop/redheadsandruffles . And spend my free time making new creations to add to my shop.
I am jumping into this full force. I am doing a local craft fair in june, I am checking into a couple different local farmer’s markets, and more! Stayed tuned for fun things to come!