“Life is about taking what's given to us 
and creating something wonderful.”
Belinda Jeffrey, One Long Thread 

I'm mimiberry (Mimi+Crisenberry=mimiberry) and this is a blog of my happiness, because creating brings me joy. 

My most meaningful creations are my marriage to my wonderful hubby of 12 years, and having four boys that I can't imagine my life without. They bring me more happiness (and chaos) than anything, but thankfully they support, and sometimes help, my many other projects.

We have been renting a home for the past several years and most likely will be for several more. Life is full of unknowns and sometimes we don't always get what we want when we want it. Fortunately I have found that we are blessed with those things when they are right for us so I am learning to be patient and am finding more joy in the journey. To help with my impatience I find creative projects to do along the way. Someday, when we buy a home, (knowing us it will be a deal and will need some love and attention,) I can turn my creativity to fixing it up too! Until then I will do projects as they come along, from either side of the road finds, odds and ends that need to be made into something, or a great Craigslist deal. 

Here is a list of things that I LOVE: (in no particular order)

1. Furniture makeovers. Everything (& everyone) deserves a 2nd (or 3rd, or 4th) chance and that is the beauty of paint or stain!
2. Wood pallets. So many fun possibilities!
3. Photoshop Elements (Never tried the "real" Photoshop, but Elements brings me enough joy so why mess with a good thing?)
4. Craigslist. Probably the best invention ever.
5. Pinterest. The ideas are never-ending.
6. Great deals. Who needs drugs? Great deals are a huge high.
7. Commas. I seriously never learned when is the right time to use a comma, so I put in WAYYY more than I should. Sorry, I don't mean to, drive you, crazy, I just think, a lot of places, need commas.
8. Trying new things. Recently I decided to try a lifelong goal of writing a children's book. Never knew how much fun it would be and have a strong feeling that might be a new creative outlet and passion.
9. My family. I'm a stay at home mom so my life revolves around my five boys (hubby+4 sons), and that is a major blessing that I am very grateful for.

One of my least favorite things is blogging, but that is due to my inexperience. I love the internet, and I love learning new things, so those two combined should make this blogging experience fun right? 

Thanks for joining me on this journey, I look forward to us all having fun creating!

 My most prized creation---my family.


  1. Hi Mimi. I just stumbled upon your blog and love what I see! I just subscribed so that I dont miss any of your future creations. I could have written you bio...we have a lot in common. I, too, use too many commas! (And too many exclamation points!!!! :). I was a stay at home mom to my 3, now young adult, children. I love to create, love free stuff to create with, and LOVE, love, love pallet wood! I can't draw portraits, however (stick figures...yeah, portraits...no). You are very talented and your portraits are amazing!! Keep up the good work and enjoy the summer with your beautiful family!
    Your fellow creator,

    1. Thank you so much Donna! Great to hear from you. Wish I could meet my twin ;). What are you currently creating?


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