I'm Trevor. I'm married to a craft blogger. No surprise there. Mandy of Sugar Bee Crafts. She's been blogging for about three years. It started out innocently enough. A throw pillow here. A rag rug there. Maybe a couple of Mod Podge mini-crafts on the weekend. And you know the rest...you've seen it before. I knew it could only get worse, but I have to admit, I've turned a blind eye to the problem since it started bringing in dough. Everyone has a price.
Fortunately, I've been around to anchor things and keep a sane eye on the crafting. I let her do her thing, but I reserve the veto power over projects that stay in the house. You know the ones I'm talking about. They're probably on your blog.
In case you're wondering who I am and why I've been appointed chief critic of the craft blog world, I'll fill you in on a few details. My main claim to fame is that I'm married to a local celebrity, previously mentioned. Second to her, I'm most proud of our four kids, ages 3, 5, 7 and 9, who keep me young, on my toes, and constantly learning patience. I'm an engineer by schooling and a project manager by trade. I'm in the defense industry and get to occasionally blow things up for a living, though more often than not it's a spreadsheet and PowerPoint world.
I've always been pretty handy, which I think is part of why Mandy said 'yes' about 11 years ago. That and my great sense of humor. And good looks. And humility. Mandy and I flipped a couple of houses during college to build down payments for future houses and to teach us those life skills. Like how to set a toilet, hang drywall, or tile a floor. We've done just about every DIY home project at one point or another.
But I'm not all about home improvement. I have other hobbies. I like cars, and moonlight as a used car salesman, buying and selling about 6 cars per year. I also have a couple of motorcycles that I rarely ride but sometimes tinker on. For every camera lens that Mandy has, I have a firearm, and I like to do a little target shooting on a regular basis. These things add a little testosterone to help balance out the barrage of craftiness that hits me on a daily basis and tries to sap away my manliness.
I've always had fun ribbing Mandy from time to time on some of her projects. She laughs at my jokes and appreciates my candor. When I did a guest post on her blog for our anniversary, one of the commenters suggested that I start a blog to comment on Mandy's blog. So here we are. Thanks for reading. Feel free to comment and spread the word. I figure I owe it to all the guys out there to tell their wives what their husbands are really thinking.
P.S. Mandy set up this page for me and added the last line. I left is as she wrote it, unedited, non-punctuated, as a tribute to all those times that I've wandered by her while she was typing, looked over her shoulder, pointed out a misspelling or grammar mistake, and received "the look" in return.
see all about Mandy over at www.SugarBeeCrafts.com