Hello everyone, my name is Jennifer Van Pelt and I am married to the love of my life Eric and in August 2013 we were blessed with being able to adopt our son Riley, who it turns out has Cystic Fibrosis. I have my hands full being his mommy and fulltime advocate, Cystic Fibrosis educator & fundraiser plus I am an Artistic Crafter…all this keeps me crazy busy but fantastically happy! The picture above is us on Adoption Day, a little out of date but one of the best days of our lives, when Riley’s adoption was finalized in the courts! There is a more recent photo of us below.
My crafting time is a big stress reliever for me. I was on the Memory Box Design Team and loved working with their dies, stencils and stamps! I have been a rubber stamper since 1996. I turned my hobby into my vocation in 2006 when I bought The Stamp Addict rubber stamp store in San Diego, CA. and loved that for 8 years until I sold the store to focus on my son’s health needs and being his fun loving mama. I love all paper crafting which can be seen in all the different types that I play around with….cardmaking, scrapbooking, mixed media, art journaling and Zentangle! I am a Certified Zentangle Teacher and had a separate blog www.jennifervanpelt.com dedicated to all of my Zentangle endeavors.
This blog will be about many things…anything really that comes up in my life…topics could include anything from Adoption, Cooking healthy but yummy foods, Great ways to Save Money, Inspirational tidbits that will lift you up, Mommy tips and tricks all the way to Zentangle and everything in between! So grab your favorite beverage and pull up a seat for what I hope will be informative, fun and interesting stories that can somehow apply and bring value to your life.
Feel Free to check out our Official Cystic Fibrosis Foundation RSVP for a CF Cure Great Strides Team Page to find out more about our son Riley and our efforts to find a cure for the disease that he fights on a daily basis.