About

Welcome to my blog written from a house that looks like a box – hence the blog name, From A Box.

Here is our house….. See it looks like a box.

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It is not the typical NW style house seen in our area.  It is just simply a box that was dropped on the neighborhood lot.  So, we affectionately call it the ‘box house’.  (yes, I am aware that a box house in the Seattle area in the early 20th century referred to a low-district theater of ill-repute… I am aware now, now that I have branded my blog and branded my creations, etc… oh well)

My blog is my place to share… 

I want to photograph and write about my creative pursuits mingled with our family happenings living here in the Pacific Northwest.

What can you expect to see here?

  • Sewing for kiddos and even some grown-ups
  • Crocheting of all kinds
  • Some cooking (very simple and ordinary)
  • Parenting chronicles and Working-Mom sagas
  • House updates and decorating attempts
  • And of course, Adventures In, Out, & Around the box

Here is something about me…

I am Stacey.  I am mom to 3 kids – a teenage daughter, a 9 year old son, and a 5 year old daughter.  I am wife, daughter, sister, and aunt.  I am a product manager for a technology company.  I am ‘dance mom’ and ‘football & basketball mom’.  I am a volunteer for the schools and the church.  I am Texan.  AND I am a crafter of all kinds – sewing and crocheting are my current favorites!


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Now, how did a Texas girl, born and raised, come to write a blog from a house that looks like a box outside of Seattle?  He is the explanation…

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This is my husband.  He is Tico (that means his family is from Costa Rica), born and raised in NYC, then he met me and moved to Texas.  He is a Star Wars fanatic, loves to buy Legos that never get opened, can fix or build anything as long as he has access to YouTube and Home Depot.  He is a scout leader.  He is an employee at a very large technology corporation headquartered in the Pacific Northwest (you have a 1 in 2 chance of guessing it) – which is why we are living in a box in Seattle now.

But back to about me…

I learned to cook, sew, crochet, and other crafty skills (like macramé – remember that from the 70’s) from the important women in my childhood – my Granny, my Mom, and my Aunt.  Then I was a teenager, a college student, a career woman, a wife & mother, and now I feel myself drawn back to handcrafting.

I LOVE to create pretty things for my family and friends.  I LOVE it when I can make it myself. And I LOVE the reward of acknowledgement from other creative women. This is my encouragement.

Then there is the inspiration from so many creative women out there in blog-land.  WOW there are some fabulous women – strong women, great mothers, solid values and love for their families and friends, with such passion to create and share!  And to meet them in person… I feel like I am meeting a rock star!  My most favorite rock stars are The Cottage Mama Lindsay, Aesthetic Nest Anneliese, and MADE by Dana.  Only Lindsay knows of my admiration for her since I was lucky to meet her.  I hope to meet Anneliese and Dana someday.

Now, the reason for the blog… it’s simple…

I want to share and show off what I make & I want to connect with other women to be inspired, to learn, and to make friends.

And… finally… this is me and my family.

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2 comments

  1. Stacey, you are amazing! Your mom sent me this link and I am so happy to see your beautiful family and ‘catch up’ on the journey you’ve been on since our lives parted a few years ago:-)

    Congratulations and best wishes with all your projects – you are one busy, beautiful and happy lady – praise the Lord!

    Love and blessings from Wimbledon! Karen

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