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About Me & Contact

You can contact me at whilehewasnapping{at}gmail{dot}com.  You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+ and Etsy.


MY STORY:
I grew up in Nevada, but was born in Utah.  I graduated high school in 2005.  In 2006, I moved to Idaho.  And I met this guy with these amazing blue eyes...  I was taking online college courses, but the school also had on-campus credit requirements I had to complete for my degree.  That guy and I got to experience the joys and sorrows of long-distance dating.  In February 2008, I married him and he is the love of my life and best friend, My Mr Right.  I have loved every minute of married life.  Okay, maybe not every single minute, but most of them.

We had our first baby in July 2009, a son.  He is our Big J, my buddy and he keeps me laughing.  I love being his momma.  He is quick to learn and loves to figure out how things work.  He is a little mini replica of his daddy, right down to those eyes that can get him out of all kinds of trouble.  Our second little guy was born in February 2012.  From day one he has had a huge appetite and threatens to eat us out of house and home.  He is our Little J, and he is my dare devil.  This boy has no fear and will climb anything he can possibly imagine.  I hope that carries over to all the obstacles he may meet in life.  He is full of mischief and adores being a brother.  Baby N joined our little home in March 2014, a little earlier than expected, but it's like he's been here all along.  He is growing like a weed and loves to play with his brothers.  He's the perfect combination of new discoveries, contagious giggles and perfect baby snuggles.  

We bought a new home in May 2012 and have been slowly making it our own.  I am the beauty of the projects and my husband is often the brains.  He takes my dreams and schemes and makes them happen, then leaves me to make them into something pretty.  He's the function and I'm the form.  We make a pretty awesome team.


HOW WHILE HE WAS NAPPING CAME ABOUT:
Shortly after Big J was born, a friend encouraged me to open an Etsy shop.  I did, but didn't have a lot of experience or business.  Which turned out alright because after Mr. Napping and I married, we lived in Idaho for 2 years, but we are now back in Nevada.  In a whirlwind of events, and after almost two years of  everything from unemployed to semi-permanent employment, my husband was offered a new job.  In one weekend he went from a full-time job in a small Idaho farming town, to an unemployed weekend warrior with the National Guard, to chasing a job back in my hometown.  In five days we had Big J moved to Nevada.  He stayed with my parents while, in two weeks, we rented out our home, said goodbye to some amazing friends and family and moved to Nevada, leaving behind our first home with a loaded trailer and a lot of memories.

Mr Napping got a job he loves, but he travels a lot.  I that's when I really started a blog.  I'd started one to help with my Etsy shop, but that went nowhere at first and was forgotten about while life was a bit crazy.  I've always been crafty and creative and While He Was Napping was my attempt to get my crafts off our family blog.  It's also what got me interested in digital designing and web page development, which I adore!  While He Was Napping is my little journal of my journey to "Domestic Goddess".

We've lived in three homes in the last four years.  I've lived in a lot of different situations and I've had to figure how to make it work all over again each time.  But I've always loved taking time for some creativity.  Usually, my crafting, organizing, cleaning and creating take place while my little guys are asleep.  I'm slowly making our current house into a home.  One project, one step, one adventure at a time.  

In this sea of testosterone, this is my little island of estrogen.  It all happened while he was napping.  

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