It’s been so long since I’ve posted on here. I’ve been meaning to finish up my cleaning series, but this summer was super busy at work and this new endeavor I’ve been working on – this blog was put on pause. Toward the end of the summer, life was less busy and so I started on a new side project – a new hobby. Crafting! It seems like the opposite of cleaning, which in some ways it is. Making new things is the opposite of getting rid of stuff. So, I found a solution for that. Introducing…

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The Fancy Dinosaur

I decided to open up an Etsy shop! 

After my day-job is done, I started coming home to my craft room (and my husband, cats, and dog – don’t worry – no fur allowed in the craft room). Something you may not know is I slowly started making wreaths when my husband and I moved into our house and haven’t stopped since. And this summer, it was time to start sharing them with others!

The Fancy Dinosaur? “That’s a unique name,” you might think to yourself. You see, I have Tourette’s Syndrome and when my vocal tics first started, it sounded like a tiny raptor. Eventually, when it progressed to words, one of my words was “rawr” – no joke! My brother gave me a shirt that said, “Rawr means ‘I love you’ in dinosaur” and ever since I’ve felt a connection to these beasts (especially the brontosaurus or long neck dinosaur).

I believe the front door is the first impression to your home. It’s where you welcome friends and family into your life. Wreaths are a way to make that brief moment before they see your friendly face – the first impression of a happy and welcoming home.

I also think your home should be a reflection of who you are. My home is pretty neutral, somewhat modern, and (on good days :) ) clean and organized. That doesn’t mean it can’t be warm, friendly and inviting. Wreaths are a way to bring a handmade touch inside the home as well as out. I’m a fan of the small wreath. You can always find a 10-inch wreath on the other side of my front door. While the world can enjoy a large wreath out front, I get a touch of happiness on the other side of the door. It doesn’t take up a lot of visual space but brings a hint of beauty I can enjoy whenever I’m home.

Thanks for allowing me to introduce you to my hobby business. It makes me happy and gives me something to use a completely different skill in my life. I’m still figuring out what direction to go with my blog now, but I will be back soon! If you’d like to stay up to date on what I’m doing over in The Fancy Dinosaur, here’s how to find me:


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