Long time blogger (formerly known as The Incredible Shrinking Woman a la Operation Shrink Charlie’s Big Butt) but this my first time being a “dot com” blogger. (I feel like a Bloggy Adult!)
I’m a wife, stay at home mom of 3 so far, writer, crafter and lover of all things vintage.
I’m also snarky, awkward, and filled with great ideas that never make me rich.
Because of the not rich part, I focus most of my time on our making cheap stuff look not cheap. Re-use, re-purpose, re-invent. Loves me some Jesus, who taught me the great skill of looking at unlovely things as beautiful. Cause that’s what he did for me.
With a paint brush in my hand and my trusty sewing machine by my side (lovingly named “Sew Sexy”) I do what I can to make my own corner of the world a more beautiful, original and wacky place.
10 Fun facts about Charlie:
I sleep with a hat on and my toes crossed. I don’t remember how that started, but I can’t sleep without those things happening.
I only put on a bra if I’m leaving the house.
I have an unhealthy obsession for Mod Podge.
As much as I love to paint canvas, I am over the moon when I find a piece of furniture I can alter.
When I sew, I don’t like to use patterns. Which makes for some interesting outfits.
I lost 101 pounds in 3 years. I’m currently 8 pounds heavier than my goal weight of 138, and I’m not sweating it.
I’m a proud survivor of domestic violence. If you ever want to do a good deed, make a donation to your local women’s shelter. They need all the help they can get.
Once upon a time, I was fluent-ish in French. I now only speak ”en francais” while in the bathtub, where I read aloud the instructions on shampoo bottles. I probably sound like a Monty Python skit when I do it, all nasal-y with a pinched up face…
I like to name inanimate objects that are around me, especially appliances. I think it brings you into a happy mental state where housework doesn’t suck so bad.
I’m forever the optimist. Even my blood type is B Positive.