liz:I live on 10 acres in Northern California with my husband, 5 1/2 year old daughter and our 3 dogs. Although we have to drive 30+ minutes to get to a town that might have some of the things that we need, it is the perfect place to raise a family. It is quiet and peaceful with lots of space to move and we get beautiful views of Shasta, Lassen and the Cascades. During the day, I am a kindergarten teacher at a small, rural K-8 school and (I know this sounds crazy, but...) am thrilled that I have my daughter in my class this year. Although there are days when we both need a break from each other, I feel as if it has given me a lot more insight into how to be a better teacher and for that I am truly thankful.
My husband just recently quit his position as a coffee salesman so that he wouldn't be traveling and staying away from home anymore. We are continuing to add more and more to our Daisy Creek Etsy Shopand our website, as well as interact with friends and customers on facebook, twitter, and our blog. We are really excited that we have recently opened a second shop, YourPersonaliTee, so that we can offer shirts to boys and girls. Things are getting really busy and we are loving it!!
mhc: What made you decide to become involved with MHC?
liz:At the time that the magazine was getting started, I had just started helping with EtsyKids. I had seen some of the amazing online magazines that had been published and knowing some of the incredible women that we going to be a part of it, I jumped at the chance.
mhc: What is your job with MHC, and what do you hope to give MHC's readers?What do you get out of it?
liz:I am the Work Section Editor for MHC. I write articles about different ways to help your business, and I hope that the readers are able to take a tip or two from each article that will help make running their businesses easier. Being the Work Editor is definately a win-win. When thinking of what to write next, I will often choose from the long list of things that I'd like to know more about. It gives me an excuse to do some research, and the tips that I find are always things that I try to implement myself. I have always been the type of person that likes to share (maybe it's the teacher in me who believes that we shouldn't all be re-inventing the wheel), so this has been very rewarding for me!
mhc: What is your favorite section of MHC (other than the one you write for)?
liz:Oh, goodness, that is a tough one! I always "open" the magazine and look at all the colorful pictures first, then I read it cover to cover. I always really enjoy the Dwell section and reading the interviews. I like reading about others and the types of things that they make - it always inspires me. And I can't forget the quotes... those are always really cute!!
mhc: What is your favorite season, and why?
liz:I'd have to say Spring for several reasons. I don't like being really cold or really hot (so winter and summer are out!) and I love all the blooming, colorful flowers during the springtime. Easter is also my favorite holiday with all the pastel colored eggs, little girls in their pretty dresses and boys in their little suits and of course, family time. The fresh, clean air after a light rain is the best smell ever!!
mhc: And lastly, why is it that people say they "slept like a baby" when babies wake up every two hours?
liz:I think the people who say that they slept like a baby haven't had children yet :) In all seriousness, I think people say that because there is just something so sweet about a sleeping child. If you are lucky and have a good sleeper, it seems as if nothing will wake them up. Maybe that's what people think of when they say that!