idyllwild, ca. trip
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Hi! My name is Jessica.  I live in Southern California in the high desert with my husband Jesse and our four daughters.

I have been a stay at home mom for 12 years.  Before that, I was a full time student, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in Psychology and minor in English.  When my girls are older, I plan to pursue a career in marital and family therapy. I like to joke that I'm currently interning with my family- learning the ins and outs of marriage, child development, and family life.
laguna beach reading Julianne + me
As far as hobbies, I have always enjoyed paper crafting best (though I have plenty of other hobbies, as well).  When I was a child, I remember watching paper crafting tutorials on television, and enjoying the sound of paper being manipulated, folded, and cut. (Riveting, I know).  I also remember sneaking into my older cousin's room to look through her box of stickers; and art journaling throughout my childhood. I remember saving movie ticket stubs, pretty packaging, business cards, straw wrappers, receipts, letters from friends, birthday cards, napkins from parties, etc.  When Jesse and I were dating, he would indulge me by buying me stationery and stickers.  One of my favorite gifts from him includes my first scrapbook, gel pens, and even more stickers.  I started traditional scrapbooking then. I have several family scrapbooks.

I started selling premade scrapbooks and paper bag albums on eBay years ago for those who like memory keeping, but didn't have the time or inclination to make them. I began sharing pictures of my paper bag albums here on my blog soon after. A list of what I blog about is right here. My sidebar also has a quick glance of what I blog about.

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I sell handmade goods/kits in my etsy shop right here.

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I'm truly glad you stopped by. Thank you for visiting and please stay a while. :)