Hello blog world welcome to my blog, Pretty Little Fofinha. I am Susan and I live in Southern Massachusetts with my husband and our 13 month old daughter.
I decided to join the blog world as I am venturing out into a new adventure in my life, being a stay at home mom. As I would say in my Boston accent, "I have never worked this wicked hard in my life". I wanted to have somewhere to document my journey, the ups and downs and all the stuff in between.
Before becoming a stay at home mom, I worked as a child protective services worker for nine years. I have seen a lot of things that no child should ever have to go through. I could write a book based on all the things that I have seen and heard. You would be amazed, disturbed and disgusted by what some humans are capable of. It wasn't all bad though. Children are resilient and I am convinced that they have superpowers. I would be lying if I missed my job. I don't. Not even a little bit. I do miss my coworkers, but I don't miss the dread of the phone ringing and knowing that it will be bad news. No one ever called with good news. I did learn a lot about social work, people and especially myself. I found my voice that I once kept hidden away.
Creatively, I have been a scrapbooker for over fourteen years and have a strong love for all things artsy. My scrapbooking has evolved to the ever popular Project Life style which is great with a little one running around taking up most of my time. Since becoming a SAHM, I have ventured onto many other areas that make me smile. Cooking is something that I absolutely love and I have been discovering that herbs should be paired with certain meats. I mean, who knew that thyme was so lovely to use on chicken.
Crocheting is another passion of mine. I have been crocheting since I was 5 years old. I remember spending hours on the couch watching soap operas with my mother making dresses for my Barbie dolls which she made Portuguese table runners. In January 2014, I opened up my own Etsy shop, Pretty Little Fofinha which is named after my daughter whose nickname is Fofinha.