Much like in real life, I’m pretty awkward at first introductions, so I will try to keep this brief and let you get to know me all on your own.
My name is Amy Mayfield. I live in an amazing old towne community that feels like stepping back into the 1950’s. I desperately long to be artsy fartsy, but miss the mark completely. I just wasn’t given the gene: it went straight to my sister. I, on the other hand inherited the gene of being able to be “that girl” who is the crazy one that you are always slightly nervous to take out in public because you never know what will come out of my mouth. As much as it sounds like I’m bragging, it’s far from it; sometimes a piece of masking tape over my mouth would be a service to me and those around me.
I daydream of writing novels and self help books, but this is mostly when I’m on my high horse and someone has just tried to knock me off; I want the world to read along with my torment and judge along with me. As soon as that fleeting moment is gone, so are all of my book ideas.
Above all I am a wife and a mother of two beautiful boys. Sounds so cheesy and cliché, but I guess that’s part of being a mom. I’ve always been a girl who strived to have a style of my own (mostly by copying the style of others, but at least more quickly than the general population). When I had kids my children became the most amazing accessory to dress up and show off. Yes, yes, I know being a mother is so much more than that and I love almost every moment of it, but it’s an amazing perk that I don’t intend to take lightly. When I was a kid there were two things my sister and I liked: children’s clothing and Grilled Cheese. We decided to combine our two passions into one stored called “Boys and Girls, Cheese and Clothes.” So this venture is in honor to our fictional store.
Jenna and I met in high school when I was somewhere between my hardcore and emo phase and she was what I referred to as “Snow Board Girl.” Which I say with regret now since she was always under the impression I thought she was super cool (I’ve matured a lot from this shallow girl sitting in my room listening to Mineral). Years later I ran into her and instantly knew we were kindred spirits. She was the Diana to my Anne for sure. We are now in a joint venture of raising our BFF sons surrounded by a community of lovely and creative people and are inviting you along for a read.
So much for keeping it brief…
My passion for the old has taken over my life. The craftsmanship and the style of anything vintage catches my eye. I want to teach my kids to appreciate what they have, and to teach them through being hands on. I long to live on a plot of land to grow our veggies, have room to sew our clothes, to make our own butter and bread, and I want my kids to learn to appreciate this way of life. Someday we will get there! For now, I am content to be where I am…raising two boys with an amazing husband in a quaint old town in the middle of suburbia.
I live approximately 5 blocks from Mrs. Mayfield. She can’t get rid of me… or I can’t get rid of her. We are on the same path of life, enjoying the ride together. Sisters from a different mister, if you will.