For my very first blog post, I thought I would introduce myself...
I am a wife, mother, daughter, and sister, to the most amazing family anyone could ever ask for. I am a self proclaimed craft nerd living in Northern Virginia where I have lived all of my life. I guess you might say I’ve got an addiction to pretty much all things crafty. I have been lucky enough to be surrounded by a very creative and talented family and they all inspire me each and every day. I love to create new things whether they are brand new and created from scratch, or upcycled, recylced, or any kind of cycled ;) I have been fortunate to have three shops on Etsy that have given me an outlet to create and share my creations with others. My twin sister is my partner in crime and together we own The Greatful Thread www.greatfulthread.etsy.com and Here There and Everywhere www.HereThereEverywhere.etsy.com. In these shops we sell "fun and funky stuff that you can't find anywhere else!" Think Star Wars, Rainbow Brite, Harley Davidson, and Grateful Dead inspired shower curtains, upcycled christmas ornaments, and baby items with all of your favorite characters. My third shop is Be Greatful www.begreatfulshop.etsy.com and together with the help of my super awesome husband we create handmade bath and body products. I started making handmade bath and body products a very short time ago in 2010 as another in a long line of crafty endeavors. Since then I have gone from whipping up quick melt-and-pour soap gifts for my friends and family to designing and selling my own creations like cold process soaps, body scrubs, lotions, bath bombs and fizzies, (and pretty much anything else) online through my company, Be Greatful. If you had told me in high school that I would be using art and chemistry in my adult life, I would have said you were crazy! I think that soap making is the perfect blend of both. In the past couple of years I have spent countless hours learning all that I can about making bath and body products and experimenting with the things that I have learned. This blog is meant to share these things with you so thanks for stopping by as I share my many adventures in crafting and creating! May all of your days be filled with lots of "Peace, Love, and Handmade Stuff".
|The Greatful Thread|
|Here, There, and Everywhere|
|Be Greatful Bath and Body|