Sunday, January 27, 2008

About The Author

My name is Debra. I live on the border by the sea in Texas. In other words, I live within minutes of the Mexican Border and really close to the Gulf of Mexico. It is a far cry from my native Utah, but I love it down here and have a hard time imagining ever leaving.

My husband is a 6th grade science/technology/guitar teacher at a middle school in the area. We own a business together, Joyous Moments Photography, and I spend all my time either on the business or with our  2-year-old, Sofie.

I have a degree in journalism from Utah State University (I bleed Aggie Blue) and actually started this blog more than 2 years ago to fulfill an assignment. As I blogged for one of my classes, I found I really enjoyed it. This became our family blog before I decided to separate the two and now this is just my craft/photography/recipe/book review blog.

I can be contacted at housewifeeclectic@gmail (dot) com

Lorene and her Family.

My best friend, Lorene, does a feature about the web every Wednesday. Here is a little bit more about here in her own words.

I am married to a wonderful elementary school teacher who serenades me daily (often from the shower). We have a beautiful baby boy who is one-year-old and growing like a weed! I am formally trained as a technical writer (which is not as boring as you imagine!) and do some part-time writing and editing work from home. I post my own craft projects and recipes as Lu over at I am just Lu. I can't say that I'm a successful crafter or blogger, however, because I spend far more time searching for inspiration and projects than I do actually executing the projects...


Jami Balmet said...

Hey! I'm new from Friday Follow and I'm your newest follower! I can't wait to start reading your posts and getting to know you more!!

My husband and I got married when I was 19 as well!!! :D We have married for a little over 10 months. I'm glad to see we are not the only ones ;)

I hope you have a great Friday and weekend!

Jami @Intentionally Living...

Dina said...

hi im new from friday follow, hope you come by and see us.

scrapwordsmom said...

Found you on SITS!! What a wonderful life. And a sweet little girl!!

Lady Hill said...

Hi there! I found you through last week's friday follow. I am a housewife myself, well, I work from home and I'm married so everyone calls me a house wife. I'm also a photographer at heart if only as a hobby. I look forward to reading your blog, maybe you'd enjoy mine too.

Alicia said...

Hi Debra,

Your baby girl is just adorable! My hubby and I just had our first child a little girl seven months ago. :)Well I just thought I'd let you know I stopped by and am now one of your followers. Look forward to reading more.


P.S I found you blog.

Lynn said...

Hi there,
I'm your latest follower through Follow Me Back Tuesdays. Can't wait to see more of your blogs. :)

Untypically Jia said...

I jumped over from Friday-Follow and I am so glad I did! I too am a native Utahn here in the Southwest (I live in New Mexico) and I also got married at 19!

Not only following your blog, but subscribing to it for sure!

I'm a full-time mummy said...

Hi Debra,

Thanks for dropping by my blog earlier. I've just registered to your Blogshare community! :)

( I'm a full-time mummy )

I'm a full-time mummy said...

Thanks for adding me to your Blogshare. I've grabbed your Blogshare button and it's in my "I Support Them" slideshow in the sidebar! :)

( I'm a full-time mummy )

nmaha said...

Happy SITS day. Am following you after seeing your amazing paper rose tutorial.

Laura said...

I was also married at 19 (but I am wwaayyy older than you are now). I have family throughout Texas. I have a cousin who is a Aggies fan & when I was 16 & visiting, me, her & my brother stole an Aggies football sign (one that cheerleaders make). Then my crazy brother was speeding & we got pulled over (we thought because we stole the sign). Those were the days!

Happy SITS Day!

Luciana said...

Hi Debra! So interesting blog.. I like your recipe box and the eclectic booklist too... Sofie is so sweet... Happy SITS Day girl !!!

Nikki said...

Hi! What a beautiful blog, love the pictures and the name housewife eclectic. Very cool and inspiring that you worked f/t and went to school and had your baby girl during finals week! Wow! Congrats, she is beautiful! stopping by and following you from SITS!

The real L.A. love story. said...

hi debra, i almost did fall over dead but having my baby in the audience was just enough motivation for me to keep it together.

i love the concept of your blog and i love the "eclectic" theme. every woman should be an arsenal of skills, interests, and loves! specialization is for insects.

Expatwithkids said...

Finally I have found a blogging mummy who is as eclectic as I am. Love to follow your blog.
Greetings from Switzerland.

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