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More about me than you'd ever possibly want to know!

Hi there! My name is Lili. I live in the Pacific Northwest of the USA. Yeah, where it rains all the time! Seriously, just behind my house is something resembling the rain forest. Anyway, I make a happy home here with my family.

My faith is integral to how I choose to live this life on Earth. We attend the local Presbyterian church, where we are overjoyed to make most of our social and volunteer experiences. "Joy" is the best word I could choose to describe the feeling I have when I enter those doors at MPC. 

My husband is a grant's admin guy, working in downtown Seattle. I've worked several part-time jobs during the course of our marriage as a way to bring in a little extra money. Prior to marriage, my career experience was in retail management, restaurant management, and commercial art. I am currently pursuing opportunities in the field of art.

Our kids are now grown. Our son is 31 and married, and our twin daughters are 24 (and have graduated from university -- ack!!!). Life's changes are both terrifying and exciting. Every year brings something new.

I enjoy family time, traveling, art (my B.A. is in Art History), gardening, baking and cooking, writing, sewing, crafts, jewelry-making, budgeting and planning (a bit of a nerd that way), and DIY projects.

Our house was a bit of a fixer-upper when we first bought it. We're just smart enough to know not to try to do all the fixing-work ourselves! We stick to the small projects, which, if done improperly, will not cause the house to catch fire, fall down, or flood. The yard was not much more than evergreens, moss and a small patch of grass when we moved in. Aside from taking down ginormous evergreen trees (we have a great tree guy who does that for us), we've done almost all of the landscape work here. It's a work in progress, to be sure. But also an enjoyable hobby for us both.

Gracious frugal living is how I'd describe our lifestyle. Someday, I'd like to be remembered as being unaffected, compassionate and generous in spirit. And I very much hope to imbue these ideals into my children.

Come along with me and share your story. Let's take this journey together. 



Everyday Life On A Shoestring said...

What a lovely bio. I feel like I know you even better now!

Cat said...

Somehow, I had missed this till today. Scrolling along, trying to find older posts to read, I noticed it in the sidebar. Nice to "know" you a little more. :) Yours is one of just a handful of blogs I check regularly, and I appreciate your common sense and down-to-earth frugality coupled with the way you make things lovely.

Unknown said...

Glad I found your blog...looks lovely! Look forward to checking in!

Kris said...

Oh my goodness, Lili, I don't think I've rad your background information for years. Looks like I've missed a lot! What a beautiful family you have.

Lili said...

Thank you, Kris. Families grow up sooner that any of us think possible.

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