Hi there! Welcome to my new blog! I am just learning about the world wide web's bloggisphere, networking and all the rest of what's out there in cyberspace. Please be patient, you "Can teach an old dog new tricks"!
My name is Laurie and I live in Reno Nevada. I spent my entire life up until 5 years ago in Minnesota, the frozen tundra! My husband is "Mac" and he and I decided to throw caution to the wind, (after Macs employer of 23 years decided to file bankruptcy and close) pick up and move everything 1800 miles away! Where the sand is golden, the tumbleweeds blow and the wind can fly you without jet fuel!
Yes it's wonderful here. We do love it. No mosquitoes(minnesotas national bird) LOL, no fleas(the animals are at peace) and not too many flying insects either. Thought it was very strange when we first got here that everyone had their windows open and no screens on! Reno is the northern part of Nevada, unfortunately we still get snow here. Coming from the frozen north, and the fact that Christmas is my favorite time of year, I felt that still having snow was fine just not that much of it.
Well now that we have been here awhile and are used to the dry heat in the summer and love it, we don't want ANY snow! So eventually we will move farther south, where your tennies melt on the sidewalk, the lakes dry up every summer and the sand blowing in your eyes is a common occurence! Or at least travel there every year when it's winter here.
Family: I have 2 beautiful daughters, Rachel and Sara, and 5 grandchildren, 3 girls and 2 boys ranging from toddler to 16 years old. They all live back in Minnesota.
My daughter Sara and husband Rob were just here for a week last month. We had a great time, went to the Outhouse races in Virgina City, quite a hoot! I will post some pics so you can have a laugh as well!
Occupation: 2 years ago I gave up working in the rat race and decided to do what I love the most.....creating! I have been in retail pretty much my entire life and although I do love it, it can be one of the hardest and lowest paying occupations out there. I decided that if I'm going to work that hard, it might as well be for myself, then I would be rewarded in the end for making people happy by creating something beautiful, and taking something old, forgotten and tossed aside, and giving it new life in a new world.
Everyone who saw my creations stated that I had such "Cute Things"!
That's how I began Cutethings 6.
I have 3 shops right now at:
http://www.cutethings6.etsy.com/ (repurposed jewelry designs, room decor and vintage goodies)
http://www.cutethings6xmas.etsy.com/ (All things Christmas)
http://www.cutethings6.com/ (Vintage and newer items-household, crafts, tools etc)
My most popular line is my "Newtiques" collection. Newtiques is the name of my product line consisting of "New" and "Antique/Vintage" items and blending them together to make a one of a kind piece that cannot be duplicated!
During my "working outside the home" about 10 years ago I started a line of body products called L'mac (pronounced La-mac). L'mac helped me keep my sanity as I was able to create and relax somewhat when I came home from a long day in the workforce.
I will eventually be incorporating L'mac into my Cutethings6 stores.
I am also on Twitter at http://twitter.com/cutethings6
And my facebook fan page is http://www.facebook.com/pages/cute-things-6/90091664263?ref=nf
In addition, I am running a special right now for signing up to be a fan on Facebook. If you sign up by clicking the link above, then go to http://www.cutethings6.etsy.com/ and make a purchase, you will get 25% off! See the shop announcement for details!
Well it is time to get back to work. I will check back later.....