Welcome to my cluttered little corner of the web! I’m a youngish mom of four, artist, graphic design student, fixer of many things, lover of baking, and owner of the Etsy shop BOLD & Delicious!
I’m the blue haired girl with an interest in Japan that spans clear back to when I was 12. Whew!
I like to bake! Cookies, cakes, brownies and baklava mainly. I sew too! Sometimes making the kids dress up clothes or costumes (sometimes I’ll buy them though!), sew play food, make tutu’s, repair tv’s, do some car repairs, and fix broken DS lites when the kids run to me “Mooooom it’s broken!!
I’ll introduce the kids in more detail later. Though I will mention that I have three girls and one boy. They were born in the following order Oldest daughter Sept 2000, Second daughter Aug 2003, Only son June 2005, and (last but not least!) Youngest daughter May 2006!
We currently reside in northern Idaho, where I go part time to the local college, work from home as a freelance artist as well as Etsy seller, do the single mom thing, and just try and survive each and every day with the majority of my ‘sanity’.
One more note? I absolutely LOVE giveaways/sweepstakes! I love to share them, join them, and hope to win them even if I’ve only actually ever won one of the many I’ve attempted! I don’t gamble, and I don’t generally play the lotto. But if I find a giveaway/sweepstakes that sounds exciting be prepared to have me try and win and share it! So I’m even adding a page here and will post to them as I hear about them. Though I often share them on twitter as well!
About the kiddos:
DD1 aka Kat aka Yaya: 11 years old and the oldest of the bunch. She’s also almost as tall as me the little stinker! Well not so little! Her birthday is September 14th and she’s in the 6th grade. She loves stuffed animals, fantasy, cats, reading, drawing, singing, chocolate, lego’s and littlest petshop pets! She takes after me in a lot of ways. She’s the tallest blonde you see in the logo for the website, and I love her sweet dimple cheeks that she has when she smiles.
DD2 aka Bear aka Sisi: 8 years old and the oldest middle child. She’s my short chubby little spider-bear who’s smile could light up a room! Her birthday is August 25th and this year she’s in the 3rd grade! She loves Spider-man (thus the spider-bear nickname, which she gave herself), angry birds, running around, drawing, green tea, helping me cook and being a smart-ass. Around here was just call it “Sisi-isms” though. She’s got the cutest little mole on her forehead, and one right next to one of her eyes.
DS aka Ishi aka Var: 6 1/2 years old and the youngest of the middle children. He’s also the only boy! His Birthday is June 7th and he’s in the 1st grade! He’s got the biggest eyelashes and the cutest little cheeks and smile that will melt your heart. Ishi loves Running around, riding his bike, playing on his scooter, doing DDR, anything sweet, orange juice, waffles, cats, angry birds, and having all the blankets in the world on his bed at one time. Ii has ADHD and ODD which has has therapy and PSR for weekly.
DD3 aka Bunny aka Lisi: 5 1/2 year old, standing at about 1/2 inch taller than her big brother, she is the youngest. Her birthday is May 19th and she’s in afternoon Kindergarten. She’s my sweet little red-head who is sweet and bubbly and wants to love everyone ever. She loves the color pink, anything dress-upish and princess, watching anime on netflix with me, drawing, singing, our kitties, her stuffed bunnies, and ponies jewelry. Anything pretty and girly and bunny loves it!
Currently we only have two cats, though we used to just have one cat and a fiddler crab named ‘Krabby’. Sadly Krabby passed away and we held a little funeral for him in the front yard.
Seltoria aka Tori: Tori was born sometime in August 2009 and found on a dirt road after having been abandoned. She’s black with white tipped paws, and a white patch on her neck. She’s the oldest, and grouchy unless she WANTS your attention. She adopted ‘Ruuny shortly after he came home with us. She’ll wait to eat until he’s done, and will often force him to lay still so she can give him a bath! Tori knows what “Ahs Nom?” (food) “Ahs Night-night” (lets go to bed) and “up-up” (stand up, often with a treat attached) means on top of “I need you to move”.
Aruun aka ‘Ruun: (Ruuny, Ruuners, and Puun as well!) ‘Ruun was born sometime in August 2011 and we picked him up after he was listed on CL as a kitten. He’s pure black and a fluffier short hair than Tori. He’s energetic, and has gained the nicknames Kippy/Kippers/Kippen for his puppy like tendencies. He’s in love with rice socks (previously used as heating packs) and is currently learning to ‘fetch’ his favorite one by Sisi. Knows “Ahs Nom?” means that it’s time to rush to the food bowl!
Suki: (Suki-pi, A-Suki, Suki-wuki, Miss Suki) Our biggest mouse out of all the mice! She’s brown, long, more or less the ‘mommy’ of the girls’ cage! Curious, she sometimes gets a little too sniff happy with Pika, and can be ‘annoying’. LOVES the running wheel. From a PetCo with far too many mice in one tank.
Pika: (Pikapi, Pipi, Miss Pika, Miss Chu, Baby Chu) this is the mouse we got to be Squee’s friend. She’s white, smallish, sweet, and currently appears to have allergies to the weeds around here like I do. D: Poor Pikapi! Loves to nest and nap. From a PetCo with far too many mice in one tank.
Moka: (Sip, Sippies, Moka Face, Face!, Little sip) Our ‘baby’ brown and black mixed mouse. He is Koko’s brother. Sweet, adorable little face which he often has just peaking out of the house in the cage as he sleeps. Thus the ‘Face!’ nickname. From NW Seed and Pet, where the worker wanted to ‘save them from becoming feeders’
Koko: (Koko Puff, Chunk, Chunkers, Puffin) Moka’s sister, small, but a chunk of little black mouse! Sweet but more skittish around people than Moka and Suki currently are. Loves to run on the wheel in the cage. From NW Seed and Pet, where the worker wanted to ‘save them from becoming feeders’
Xiki pronounced Shiki: Our newest mouse baby! About a week or two younger than Moka and Koko. Xiki is silver, beautiful, and loves to nap in my shirt snuggled up against my chest. Super soft and sweet, but a little skittish as he’s just recently come home. Xiki has his own cage due to the fact that (yikes!) male fancy mice can’t be together! Moka is the dominant one and bit bits of poor Xiki’s tail D:
Squee: She was the one that started it all. The found wild mouse on the parking lot ground as a fuzzy with closed ears and eyes. Hand raised, very loved. A tragic accident marked her end, but also reminded us we had so much love to give.