Hello and welcome to my blog! I am a certified school teacher, military wife, crafter, writer, musician, and gardener. Sometime around 2011 I discovered a passion for gardening during my husband’s military station in South Georgia and I learned that I could combine my gardening hobby with crafting and writing. We have since lived in Okinawa and moved back to Georgia where I have explored new lessons in gardening, become obsessed with crochet, and continue to design lesson plans for hands-on early learning and literacy at all levels.
In this blog I will tell tales of past lessons in the garden, wildlife visitors, crochet, and inspiration. If you enjoy gardening, traveling, and crafting, I think you will enjoy this blog. It is about uprooting and replanting, literally and figuratively. Thank you for taking time to read and feel free to contact me via comments!
The content on my blog is free to read and I hope will be inspiring and helpful to others. Here are the ways I am monetizing my efforts as a home business:
Affiliate Links: I participate in the Amazon Associates affiliate program because as a teaching mom and a gardener there are many products I would purchase and trust on Amazon. As I share my honest opinion and experiences with such products I use, if my recommendation brings business to Amazon (when readers click on the product links) they may pay me a small commission at no extra cost to you whatsoever. I appreciate any compensation I can receive for reviewing books, garden materials, and other products.
ETSY: My hand-crocheted goods, PDF Patterns, made to order selections, and extra seeds saved are available for sale in my ETSY shop SOPHIAMIABELLA.
Trades of Hope: I am a compassionate entrepreneur for Trades of Hope and promote jewelry, stationary, home decor, and accessories created by moms and artisans in areas of limited opportunity. These are people who are not looking for handouts, but rather opportunity to rise out of poverty and create a future for their children. This company promotes education around the world and I’m proud to advocate for them. http://www.mytradesofhope.com/marissamatsuzaki
Teachers Pay Teachers: My free and paid lesson plans and resources for teaching children are available on TPT in my store Mission4Walls which is adjoined to my other blog http://www.mission4walls.com. It is a resource for teachers, children’s church workers, and other moms.
Thank you for supporting small business and this mom who is investing in our future generation.