About Rush & Ramble

Excitement and exploration. Chaos and confusion. Whisk and wander. Hurry up and wait. My life in a nutshell. And the concept behind Rush & Ramble.

Whether you're looking to spend some time with a DIY project or buy something already made, I've got you covered. I love experimenting with new crafts and hobbies. I especially enjoy taking a project concept and making modifications to the process and project to make it my very own.

If you love handmade, one of a kind treasures but don't have the time or interest to do them yourself, you'll love the Rush & Ramble shop. Anytime I try a new craft, I usually get sucked into it pretty quickly. This means I end up with more finished products than I could possibly use myself. Rather than letting handmade jewelry, sewing projects and wood crafts gather dust, they'll be listed and available for sale in the Rush & Ramble shop.

The sale of these items help offset the cost of craft and project supplies along with website hosting and maintenance. Which means I can share more projects with you through my blog. I also donate a portion of all sales to a local nonprofit organization. Everybody wins!

In additions to projects, crafts and kid-friendly activities, I'll be sharing my thoughts, experiences and experiments along the way.

About Me, the Author

I am a military spouse and mom of one. I am currently leveraging a Bachelors in Marketing from a top University to negotiate with a pint-sized version of myself while accommodating the comings and goings of an active duty service members. Sound chaotic? It can be.

I work in web design, specifically in project support and content development. One day I may be laying out a new website, the next I'll be ghost writing content for a client's site.

I also spend a lot of time volunteering. These days, those volunteer hours are almost exclusively at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. But I am also involved in my local WordPress Community and serving as an organizer for WordCamp Jacksonville for the second year in a row.

Always Trying Something New

Outside of work and managing the household, I am a serial dabbler and have rarely met a craft or hobby I didn't enjoy. Whether it's painting, volunteering, or running through the sprinklers, I believe there's always some small way to make every day its own adventure.

One week I may be diving deep into jewelry making, then next I'm sewing bow ties for my son or engrossed in new recipe experimentation in the kitchen. Projects are my way of keeping things new and interesting. Plus I'm always getting to learn new things. It usually starts with a simple idea or project and then somehow evolves (or devolves) into scouring the internet for tutorials, tips, hacks and new ways of doing things.

My projects are also my way of carving out time to do something for myself. I like to find new, sometimes overly ambitious, projects around the house or fun ways to dedicate an afternoon to doing something different and special with my son. Whether it's sensory play, painting, volunteering, or running through the sprinklers, there's always some small way to make every day its own adventure.