SusieGrowing up I wanted to be a doctor.  One uncle was a successful heart surgeon, another a starving artist.  It seemed a natural occurrence of events that I would ultimately end up in med school.  I majored in biology in college, and dutifully memorized the structure of a cell- I could recite the phases of meiosis and mitosis like nobody’s business.  But something just didn’t seem right about that route.  Perhaps it was the thought of all those grueling hours as a resident, the endless months of studying for the MCAT, my less than stellar “C” in chemistry.  I stayed the course with biology, but shifted my concentration to botany.  I went on to get a master’s degree in computer mapping, and worked in the field for several years.  Then I got pregnant with my first daughter.  I took a leap of faith and quit my job to be a full-time mom.  Little did I know it would stir up a creative side in me that I didn’t even know existed.  I guess a bit of my artistic uncle’s talent must have been passed down my way. My path seems to be less linear than I expected, more like coloring outside of the lines.  My daughters are becoming more independent at 6 and 9, and I am so excited to start a blog of my own.  I hope to share with you some of the ideas that have been brewing in my head.  Most of my features are budget friendly- we have been a one income family for so long that our lifestyle requires ingenuity and penny pinching.  So welcome to my blog, I hope you enjoy it!

Please feel free to contact me at susie@ecbloom.com – I’d love to hear from you!