That's when "Cheap and Creative" started. My goal was to share ways to be cheap and ways to be creative. I've been slacking in the creative department, but now that I have a new sewing machine be on the lookout for some new tutorials! Also I have a new category called "Creative Kitchen" that will feature easy recipes. In 2010, I'm going to take the blog in a more organic direction with features on organic products for baby and the whole family, cloth diapering, and my adventures in organic gardening (starting ~ April 2010).
So enough about the blog... here's some info about me:
I'm 25 and have been married to my husband Mike for two years. We had our first baby, Jacob in September 2009. I'm a California girl that's been transplanted to the Kentucky/Tennessee border because that's where the Army told us to go. We've been here since June 2009 and I have to say that although I REALLY miss the ocean, it's not so bad here, and I think I'm adjusting to southern life. Before moving I was a few classes away from completing my Masters in Counseling/Marriage and Family Therapy. I put that degree on hold, and decided to pursue a Master's in Education, concentrated on Early Childhood Education online, which I completed in March 2011. Eventually, I'd like to specialize in Play Therapy and work with preschool - elementary school age children as a therapist.
When it comes to parenting, I guess I would consider myself a little "crunchy." I use a Moby wrap and Ergo carrier, I cloth diaper 80-90% of the time, made my own organic baby food, we're BPA free, and I do my best to only use natural products whenever possible.
Thanks for reading this blog, I hope you get something out of it :)
- Michelle Murphy