Hi there! I’m Ruth, the lady behind all that is AddyLouCreates.com. I began this site (under Creative Therapy then to AddyLou Creations) to be able to write about the things going on as a wife & stay-at-home mother, my love of homemade meals, but most of all my adventures in sewing and craftiness. God had truly blessed me in life. I love every bit of chaos in our not so tiny family. My Husband and I have known of each other for as long as we both can remember. Our families (his and my extended family) were close, but I didn’t really get to know him until we were both pursuing our degrees at Purdue University. He is a Civil Engineer (’04) and I studied Landscape Horticulture & Design (’06). To make a long story short, we started dating in October of 2004, were engaged in September of 2005, and married my best friend one beautifully, warm day in July of 2006. With that – the chaos I call our crazy life began! We have been blessed with five wonderful children. All who are unique and extraordinary in their own way. Although many days are a test to my patience, I love every minute of it!
In my past life, I was a Landscape Designer. I enjoyed beautifying the outdoor areas of homes. Although I no longer am putting my horticulture & design knowledge to use in the workforce, I still enjoy getting outside, gardening and making our home pretty. This is where AddyLou Creates comes in. I am crafty by nature. Always have been, always will. I need the creative outlet. Sewing, quilting, designing has taken over that void. With that my ETSY shop AddyLouCreates was born. Now you are able to get your hands on something that I have created.
I grew up on a seed corn farm in Northwest Indiana. I have a deep passion for all things agriculture. It is my family’s way of life. I am very grateful for my time spent working and learning on the farm. This along with my Catholic faith have molded me into the woman I am today. God has blessed me with more than I could have asked for. He guides my steps as a wife and mother everyday – for that I am thankful.
Random Facts About Me:
I love all things artistic! Color, design, fonts, fabric, photography, painting, you name it, I can’t get enough of it! I am the oldest of five – two amazing sisters and two wonderful brothers. I have always wanted to be a mom. I have had some odd jobs growing up – blueberry picking, detasseling corn, picking vegetables, working in greenhouses, selling daylilies and working at an arboretum. I love to go camping, it’s encompasses many of my favorite childhood memories. We are slowly getting into that tradition with our brood. I love cheesy, romantic comedies and a good action movie now and then. Red is my favorite color. I love music. My playlist is very random going from George Strait & Luke Bryan to Adele & Nora Jones, from Journey to Lady Gaga, with a little of classic musical tunes scattered throughout. I love to bust a move every now and again especially if it gets my kids to laugh. 🙂
We can do no great things. Only small things with great Love! -Mother Theresa
The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and to have courage when things go wrong. -Laura Ingalls Wilder
As much as you want to plan your life, it has a way of surprising you with unexpected things what will make you happier that you originally planned. That’s what you call GOD’s WILL.
This site is a place where I am going to share what I love. Family, Food, Faith, Adventures in Mommyhood, Designs and Crafts. Please come along on my crazy journey of life and creativity.