About Martha: Circa 2008

I’m the mom of four delightful little ones, all under the age of four (no, that wasn’t a typo). Actually, they are under the age of 8 now but when I originally wrote this it was 4, which sounds more interesting! Ever since I can remember I have loved making things. Early on I spray painted pine cones and sold them to neighbors (through an aptly named business I started in the 4th grade, The Pine Cone Shop), decoupaged rocks and made Christmas ornaments out of pipe cleaners. I like to think I’ve progressed somewhat since then but I’ll let you be the judge of that.

Everyone says I should have been an elementary school art teacher. It’s true, I can’t live without my Elmer’s and glitter! Now I can do projects with my four little kiddies when the mood strikes me to paint or glue something.

I don’t believe in throwing anything away. I’ve been caught taking things out of the trash (even my father-in-law’s discarded jeans one time)! You just never know when you can use that scrap to make something cute. Repurposing things is just so much fun (not to mention economical)!

I believe my kids (and yours) should be able to express themselves artistically. I don’t get bent out of shape when they put stickers all over the windows or draw on the walls. A little elbow grease will remove it and the scribbles bring a smile to my face every time I see them. Of course, this might not bode well for any potential buyers should I sell my house…

I love flea markets (I’d love to have a ’72 turquoise Ford or Chevy pickup to haul all my finds!), yard sales (having them and going to them), ebay, organizing, making my home beautiful, making lists, taking photos¬†and playing the piano, among many other things. If only there were more hours in the day!

Some of my must-haves include a glue gun, tape, staple gun and Sharpies (in bright colors only, please!).