Hello there… I am Kiera – a wife, blogger, aspiring writer, dog owner, quilter, wannabe seamstress, crafter, and budding traveler. I live in the scenic Pacific Northwest with my wonderful husband, beloved doxie, and two special Bengal cats.
I am happily married to the man of my dreams, a brilliant engineer with more brains and commonsense than I can ever hope to have. He is an academic who loves learning, knowledge, and solving problems. I am a non-academic who barely had the drive to graduate with my degree, has no intention of getting a second degree any time soon, and can’t make decisions. We are an odd match, but ironically perfect for each other. Together with our three fur kids, we are busy turning our four bedroom house into a home.
When I met my husband (Mr. Tux, MT, hubby, DH), he already had two exotic Bengal cats – Zeus and Apollo. After about 15 months of marriage, he let me bring home a puppy to his clean, never been touched by a dog, organized house. The plan was for the puppy to shut me up about wanting kids. It worked. My mini doxie Tuxley is my whole world and enough baby for me. He is spoiled, babied, and treated like a human member of the family. Confession: he even has his own car seat…pathetic I know, but handy for traveling and oh so cute! Now, instead of having a baby, we spoil and love our three fur kids, and plan on not having children. I love my life!
I started my blog in 2011 as way to record the day to day happenings and provide a creative outlet for my writing. After posting sporadically on my schmetterling21.wordpress site, I decided to re-vamp and overhaul my blog. It took me several months of playing with ideas, domain/site names, wresting with what I topics I actually wanted to cover, and bugging Mr. Tux to reach a final decision. In March 2013, Whimsical Notions came to be. Now, Whimsical Notions is the place where I record and share the adventures of our life. I write about life with a nerdy engineer of a husband, doxies, Bengal cats, cycling. Sprinkled amongst the daily life posts, are my mis-adventures adventures in sewing, quilting, crocheting, and knitting projects. Who knows what life has in store, but join me and we can explore together. After all, these are my Whimsical Notions as I develop and nurture the woman, wife, and writer I want to be.
Welcome to Whimsical Notions. I invite you to make a hot drink, pull up a chair, and hold on for an adventure.
Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, or suggestions you might have. The email is: firstname.lastname@example.org.