Hello, crafty ladies. Welcome to So I Married a Craft Blogger. This blog is my place to share my perspective as a man being married to a serious craft blogger. Many of you may know my wife Mandy from Sugar Bee Crafts. My blog name is a bit of a misnomer; we've been married for eleven years (though it seems like forever) but she's only been craft blogging now for about three years (though it seems like forever). In fact, she recently invited me to "guest post" on her blog and share my version of our love story in honor of our eleven year anniversary. Realizing that it's every guy's dream to write his love story and post it on the web for the world to see, I jumped at the chance - you can read that sappy tale here. Rest assured, I got a lot of high-fives from my guy friends after the post. They all said it was really sweet and all and wished they could do the same...or something like that.
Actually, it was that post that prompted me to write this blog. A reader (thanks Ward!) commented that I "should start a blog about being a husband of a blogger and then all of our hubbys could follow him and get great ideas from him lol." Mandy read that to me and we both laughed. The next day she mentioned it again and we both thought that it sounded kind of fun.
So here are the ground rules: I share my honest perspective of being married to a craft blogger. That means the good, the bad, and the super cute (there's never anything ugly when you're married to a craft blogger; I learned that lesson a long time ago. "Super cute" better be one of your canned auto-responses.). I share what I think and experience and Mandy promised not to get upset or offended. We'll see how this works after a few weeks. I reserve the right to stop blogging if I have to sleep on the couch.
That being said, I do think Mandy is awesome and super talented. She does a lot of cool things that have made our home a better place to live, provides stress relief to our family, and has used her skills in helping others. She crafts a lot and blogs a lot, which also means that I craft a lot, sometimes against my will. Sometimes her crafty ideas are fun and I'm happy to help out, and sometimes they're nuts and a lot of work and I'm still happy to help out.
One more thing. I'm an engineer at my full-time real job. That means I think a little different than most crafty lady types. I'm all about function and efficiency. Not that most of the projects that Mandy does or that I see on other blogs aren't models of function and efficiency, but just try image searching "craft blog" and you'll see that some of them leave a little to be desired in that arena. So, you'll get a bit of that view point as well.
Here we go. I'll post periodically when something interesting comes up.