Hi, my name is Melanie Jarocki, and I am a SAHM of 5 awesome kids--ages 2, 5, 7, 8, and 11--two girls and three boys. When my oldest daughter was born 11 years ago, I started scrapbooking. It has been a great hobby for me because I get to create fun projects and record our family memories at the same time. My kids love looking through their albums which makes it all the more worth it to me. I love seeing how my style has stayed the same, yet changed as well, over the years. My style is pretty simple and linear. I love adding embellishment clusters, circles, and stitching. New product always inspires me to create. My scrapbooking is usually done in snippets of time throughout the week. In addition to layouts, I love making cards, banners, and mini-albums.
Our familiy enjoys playing games together, dancing in the family room, and exploring the area where we live. When I have a few extra minutes, I love playing the piano, reading to my kids, or baking yummy treats for family and friends. I'm not much of a cook though. Thankfully, my wonderful husband likes to work in the kitchen. We are treated to his gourmet meals every weekend (and I hope for lots of leftovers to use during the week!). We look forward to visits with grandparents and cousins who live not-too-far-away, and our annual trip to Nana's when we get to go to Disneyland. Some random things about me include: my favorite color is yellow; I have collection of over 200 insect specimens; and I was a two-time arm-wrestling champion in college (LOL)! My dream right now is to save up enough money to take DH to Tahiti for our 20th wedding anniversary in 2015.