About Retro Girl

Hello, thanks for visiting my site!

I am a creative 1950's/retro-obsessed redhead. I am a wife to a handsome Canadian. I am also an adoptive mom to a sweet little boy and a big 75 pound, 6 year old lovey puppy, Lucie, my border collie/lab mix rescue dog.

I hold a bachelors degree in Business Administration with a focus in Management and Human Resources.  I am a working mom, with experience in HR, and Insurance.  We adopted our son from S. Korea in 2009. I took a year away from my career to stay home with my son and began doing social media promotion and product reviews with this blog.

I enjoy shopping and finding bargains, meal planning and cooking for my family, and keeping a tidy, organized home. I collect 1950's antique furniture and decorative furnishings as well as some reproduction and new retro-modern items. I am also a junker at heart - love old rusty stuff and have recently started a "junk garden". My other hobbies include reading, the internet & social media, my iPhone, digital photography, art journaling and Smash Books, paper crafts, scrapbooking, gardening, outdoor living, and traveling whenever possible. I am often found poking around at flea markets, antique stores, architectural salvage and "junk shops", looking for vintage items or other things to repurpose/recycle into fabulous things to decorate my home, garden or to give as gifts.

My life has been about constant change. I'm just trying to adjust and roll with the changes in my life. Our son, who incidentally has a very high IQ for his age -  was diagnosed with SPD (Sensory Processing Disorder) at 3 years old and ADHD at age 4 - so I am trying to learn as much as I can to help give him the intellectual and sensory input that he craves so that he can grow, and thrive despite these challenges.

I'm just hanging in there, and trying to survive the suburbssurvive the preschooler years of motherhood with my sanity and sense of humor in tact! It is my goal to find balance in life, faith, family and manage my household on a budget & still have fun!

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