Hi, I’m Pam. The Birch Cottage is my creative outlet where I get to share all those everyday ordinary things that make life so extraordinary. Some people find “ordinary” to be so mundane, but have you ever noticed that when you reflect back on your life that it’s all those ordinary things you remember and cherish the most? Well, that’s how it is for me. It’s those ordinary things that I hope my children and grandchildren will remember and cherish as much as I do.
Like you, my family is important to me. I am so fortunate to have the most supportive and caring fella ever. Lenny is not only my biggest fan, but he’s the “master of power tools.” How lucky for me! And believe me, I’m constantly throwing little projects his way. Lenny and I have seven children and I’ve spent a big part of my life photographing all their honest-to-goodness smiles, homeruns, laughter and milestones. We also have the world’s best dog ever! His name is Remo and he’s a three year old German shepherd. Remo is super smart and passionate about his family.
Besides spending time with my Lenny, our family and Remo, I have so many creative outlets that I truly enjoy, it’s hard to narrow it down to just a few. Most of my inspiration comes from my family. I see a cute purse that I think Morgan or Kristen might like, so I set off to create a pattern and make them a purse. I also love to cook delicious, healthy meals for my family and the occasional sweet treat (my boys have insatiable sweet tooth’s). I enjoy anything crafty, whether it’s crocheting, wood working, home remodeling projects, up-cycling, journaling or playing with Photoshop. Oh, yeah, let’s not forget to mention my obsession with all things burlap! Don’t you just love burlap, Mason jars and twine? Rustic and chic!
While I’m in the confession mood, I must also come clean about my Pinterest addiction. I LOVE Pinterest. No, I mean really love it! I know there are others out there with this same addiction (it’s quite obvious from all the pinning going on); I’m just the first to come clean about it. Maybe it’s time to start a “Pinterest Anonymous”?
I hope that you’ll find your visit to The Birch Cottage worthwhile and just maybe you’ll find a little inspiration that will make you want to check back often to see what extraordinarily ordinary happenings are taking place at The Birch Cottage.
Wishing you and your family many happy homemade memories!
Fun Facts About Me:
- I was born in California (don’t remember it)
- I was raised in Ohio, where I live now
- I attended Ohio University, majoring in math education
- I used to develop e-commerce websites
- I work full-time as an accounting clerk
- We have two sons in the Army and a daughter in the Navy
- I love the outdoors
- My favorite food – pizza
- I grew up listening to “Reds on the Radio”
- Fan of THE Ohio State Buckeyes
- I’m quite the fisherwoman, if I do say so myself
- I LOVE summers on the French River
- I think roller coasters are terrifying
- I am the funniest person I know