Why "under wraps" an explanation:

I thoroughly enjoy finding new items to make from scratch and providing delicious food for my family. But when I share with coworkers what I made over the weekend (because they asked) they tend to call me "domestic". I don't want to be known as domestic and it doesn't really get any better when they add "diva" to it. "Sparky the domestic diva." Just. Not. Right. On the flip side, it has also been said, "That surprises me coming from you. You don't seem like the type." Now, that is what I like to hear. I know, I know if I enjoy it why do I care what people call me. I just do. I don't like being normal, average, predictable. I don't mind being known as weird, strange, etc. I like being the little spark (in whatever regard) in my friends' and family's lives. Not to mention, my sister TOTALLY has the domestic diva area cornered.

This note helps explain the title of the blog. I had a blog in the past and posted regular, everyday information. But really, who cares about my boring day at work and my routinely boring life when I am not at work? I did not want to expose my friends, family, and anyone else to the boringness that is my life. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy my life. It is just sort of randomly boring. My boring existence led to spans between posts because there really was nothing blog worthy. Which led to my deleting that blog.

For some reason I did not want to write about the crafty crap I do. (Just to set it straight from the start, I do NOT scrapbook! I am VERY passionate about that point. Not one thing I have created has EVER had a photo involved.) I make cards and give them as gifts and donate them to the troops. I make personalized birthday calendars for some of my friends and family for Christmas. That is about the limit of my paper crafting.

I enjoy the frugal things in life. Homemade food, cleaning products, remedies, etc. are all things I enjoy making and sharing with my friends and my family. I love saving money by using these products and I am more than happy to share the information with anyone interested.

I also enjoy keeping with a thrifty mentality for home decor. Repurposing old (and sometimes new) items is a great way to make decorating affordable. I love getting ideas from Pinterest, websites, and blogs. I share my favorite DIY links each Wednesday in my Top Reader Posts feature.

Everything I do is sort of "under wraps" and covert. I don't openly share many things I do with my friends and family. I will, however, share it with complete strangers. Odd? Umm. . . all the better!

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