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My Story

Hey there! I'm Samantha, and I'm so glad you've stopped by. I'm a work from home mama to two amazing girls, and wife to my hunky Airman. I adore black leggings, everything Harry Potter, planners with pretty gel pens, and red, red wine.

For a long time, I didn't consider myself crafty in the slightest.  But when the military moves your family hundreds of miles away from everyone and everything you know, you learn to find hobbies. The first Christmas in that new season of our lives, my husband bought me a sewing machine.  And the rest, as they say, is history.

I love pretty things.  But I'm a practical gal doing everything I can to stretch our family's one income to its limit.  So I learned to sew when I wanted new curtains and crochet when I wanted a trendy animal hat for my toddler.  Pinterest perfect ballerina birthday party for my preschooler? Better learn how to create banners and party printables myself because buying them was never in the budget. Wall art for the nursery? I designed that too.

My life as a military wife has taught me a lot about resilience, and it's taken me far out of my comfort zone a million times. But it has also placed a spotlight on talents that were born out of necessity, and turned them quickly into passions. 

My love of pretty things, my obsession with new paper and laminator started demanding a voice. So Practical Whimsy Co was born! A place where I can create designs that are both practical (keeping children entertained is the most practical thing in the world, my friends) and whimsical (some things are just meant to be pretty & cute!). 

There are so many fun activities that we can do with our kiddos (or set in front of them so we can take that much needed shower!), but when you're in the trenches of sleepless nights and running kids between five hundred extra curricular activities, sometimes it can be overwhelming.

That's where I come in! I get it. Being a busy mom is tough and sometimes a little overwhelming. My products are designed to be an easy, non-stressful way to do those activities or send those notes or plan those party games...with a click of a button, a printer, and maybe if you're feeling especially crafty, a laminator. I'm doing the hard work for you so you can spend more time doing what you love (or taking that shower!) without worrying that you're not being that perfect Pinterest Mom. Because with my products, you absolutely are!