Friday, August 24, 2012

FANtastic Friday!

Hello!  It's Friday and here at Embellished Living Friday's are FAN-tastic!  Friday's are for celebrating our fans or showing support for shops/local businesses/bloggers/etc. that we're fans of.  We enjoyed our "Share the Love" posts on Facebook leading up to Valentine's Day so much, that we want to continue the tradition year round.  To kick that off, we want to support and celebrate YOU!  Thank you to all of you who have followed us via Facebook, Twitter, Etsy, or this blog.  Thanks for the repeat orders, referrals, fan photos and positive comments.  You have no idea the thrill we get from a new follower or a sweet comment.  In honor of our awesome fans, we think a celebration is in order.  And by celebration, I mean coupon code!  Use Backtoschool15 to get 15% off your entire order on Etsy between now and September 15, 2012.

Now that the fun stuff has been taken care off, I guess it's time to introduce you to the last previously nameless and faceless member of Embellished Living.  My name is Chandra, pronounced shaundra, and generally mispronounced by anyone who doesn't know me.  I've been married to my high school sweetheart for nineteen years and we have three kids ages 11, 5 and 3.  I'm a Colorado native, who relocated to middle Tennessee 10 years ago for my husband's job.  Once we got past the culture shock we realized what a beautiful and friendly area of the country we'd chosen.  While we don't have any biological family in Tennessee we have chosen family here and it's definitely become home.  I have a degree in psychology and find myself constantly using it with three kids, especially since I've been home with them since the oldest was born.  For one brief semester between Thing One and Thing Two, I went back to school and took classes in Interior Design.  I LOVED every minute of every class.  Seriously.  Finishing that second degree remains on my bucket list and probably will until all my kids have graduated with a degree of their own.  I've been crafting in one form or another since I can remember and love the act of creating something beautiful and/or meaningful.  Knowing that many of the things we make can be found at weddings, in new homes and decorating nurseries is so fulfilling.   Babies and weddings are two of the most important times in people's lives and in a tiny way we are being invited to share in those moments.  I love that.

Following Jacy and Stacie's lead, here's my profile....if I wasn't already happily married...

I Like:
*spending time with family and friends
*the sound of my kids laughter
*my Kindle app
*grilled cheese and tomato soup
*all the playlists on my iPod
*fresh paint on a wall
*cake, preferably homemade
*coffee and wine, equally
*driving with the windows down and the radio up on a sunny spring day
*cooking for people I love
*the smell of a new box of crayons
*Pinterest.  I might be addicted.  An intervention may be necessary.
*the feeling of accomplishment after a work out
*Design/DIY magazines, blogs, books
*a clean house

I do NOT like:
*the actual act of working out, when inside
*the mess that follows my daughter, aka the human tornado.
*bad hair days (which I have a lot of thanks to my naturally curly hair and humid environment)
*living half way across the country from our biological family
*glue gun burns
*rainy days when I have to hit the grocery store
*cleaning my house
*walking through spider webs (this happens a lot here...ewww!)

That's about it for me.  Don't forget that coupon code, Backtoschool15, and see you next week!

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