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Fancy meeting you here! May I begin by saying THANK YOU for dropping by This Big Oak Tree blog page. If you're interested in knowing what makes me tick, my intentions for my blog, and the significance behind the name do read on. But first I think it's important to state that I make no apologies for one of my writing addictions so if you can't hang with the "..." this might not be the blog for you. With that in mind, I'll try to use it ONLY when I feel it's necessary ;) Second, I'd just like to state that I do NOT claim to have all the answers or even the best way of doing things. I simply do what makes sense in my head to do and I put it here in my little blog. Now that we've got that squared away it's time to dig in! 

My name is Amy and all my life I've had a love for art, in any form. As a kid I always thought I'd be a movie cartoonist for Disney doing hand drawings. But those desires changed as I entered into college where I made my shift to residential interior design. After college I spent a number of years in the design industry but felt like I still had a lot of learning to do (outside of the design industry) so I went back to college and pursued another degree, this one in communication. While finishing up my degree my husband and I found out that I was pregnant. Instead of pursuing a career I decided I wanted to be a stay-at-home mom raising my children but some how maintaining that artsy/creative side. Here's where the blog comes in...(File:U+2190.svg look! It's made it's debut!)

Like I stated just seconds ago, I've always been creating things and coming up with fun ideas so I thought why not use nap time as craft/blog time? What I intend for you, the reader, to gather from this webpage is fun ideas that you too can do for yourself and your family. I will provide step-by-step instructions on how to create each idea and I will make myself available for questions/suggestions/comments to assist in your creation experience. Now on to the name...(File:U+2190.svg there it is again! I promise that's the last time I point it out). 

First thing I want to say about it is that I always loved finding blogs with inventive names that have meaning behind them. I hope that my choice falls into that category. As I pondered over names while getting ready for bed I found I was singing to myself. It wasn't a song that any of you would know because this is a song my dad wrote and has been singing lately. I kept going back to this one line about "this big oak tree". I then got a vision of my blog and the image you see above (photographed by my wonderful husband, he's handy to have around). It just felt right. It created for me the idea of being rooted, knowing who I am and where I came from. It felt creative and inspiring...just what I need to make this blog into something special. I hope that doesn't sound cheesy but rather inspiring to you too. Now stop reading about me and start creating! 


  1. new follower. i also use the ellipsis way too often. it's actually one of my fav grammatical tools! ha ha. your blog is really cute and i can't wait to continue to read...

  2. I also love the "..."! In fact, it is in my blog title!! You are not alone!

  3. I dropped by because a friend had pinned one of your skirt tutorials. I also use "..." quite a bit, as well as "{}" ~ I love those swirly brackets! :) Anyways, your creativity is so inspiring! You have quite a gift!

    1. Amy, Thank you so much! You're so sweet to leave such a nice and encouraging comment for me. It's stuff like this that keeps me going :)

  4. I just found your blog and I LOVE your tutorials! :)

  5. Hi Amy! Just discovered your blog today and love it...thank you for those wonderful tutorials! I saw a quilt tutorial on your site where you also mentioned the "Quilt for Kids" kit. After clicking and ordering a kit from them through your link, I went back to your site and could no longer find the original quilt. Have tried searching several times but with no luck...can you help me find that cute, brightly colored quilt that hopefully will still be available?

    Thanks so much again for all you do!


    1. Hi Vikki, I'm sorry but I have never had a post about quilting or quilts for kids. I am really bad at quilting, it requires too much patience that I don't posses ;) Hope you find what you are looking for, maybe search on Pinterest! Good Luck!


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