Woo hoo, I have reached 82 followers! Not bad for getting my name out there in only two ways: One, by posting my project links on Facebook to my friends, and two, linking my projects to other blogs' Linky Parties. I don't have a Bargain Bound Facebook page...just too much for me to keep up with as a part-time teacher and full-time mom of 2 busy kids.
Now that I have built my followers list up and because I seem to get a lot of visitors stopping by, I thought I take some time to really introduce myself.
Here it goes...
I am originally from the Monterey area, which is just beautiful...however, foggy more than it is sunny. Because the weather is so cold, I knew I couldn't live there. After attending college in Northern CA (big shout out to Chico State..Chiiiii-cooooo), I learned what real seasons were like and what a warm (ok, hot) summer was. I fell in love! In 1998, my husband and I bought a house in Northern CA and have never looked back.
My husband. My high school sweetheart. My handyman. I married my better half in 1996 and we have 2 children. Our son is nine and our daughter is 6. We stay busy with the kids' sports schedules, but wouldn't have it any other way.
I am a part-time 4th grade teacher and have been teaching for 16 years. For the last six years I have been sharing a contract with another teacher. It has been a dream working part-time because I get the best of both worlds: Being a stay-at-home-mom and being a teacher, which I love.
I've always had a creative side to me. I enjoy the arts and take a hip hop dance class on a weekly basis. Dance has always been a part of my life in one way or another. I love to exercise. Aside from dancing, I run occasionally and hit up the gym on a regular basis. Yep, I'm a gym rate. I also love music. Ahh, what would I do without music?
Last year, about this time, I started doing some DIY projects around the house and would post the pictures on Facebook. After hearing, "Emily, you need a blog" numerous times I decided to take the leap.
I started Bargain Bound in June of 2011. I love a good bargain...who doesn't? My goal is to create crafts and household decor on a budget. I love the challenge and I love stretching my creative side.
Of course there is more to me, but need I say more? I thank you for stopping by and I look forward to enticing you with more fabulous projects.