Hi there, 

My name is Carrie and I am your hostess here at Lovely Living University. I've run the Lovely Living blog for five or six years (I'll have to look it up!)

I live in Seattle - by myself finally, with no kids! and work at home writing and researching for a living. I also run a little online fairy store to make pocket money for dinners out, new dresses and travel. 

I've run another online classes community for over three years now and thought it would be fun to apply what I've learned to another site built around Lovely Living. I can't wait to get started!



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Hello, everyone.

I stumbled on this site when the old Darklinks site went offline November 1st. The art and Victory garden classes intrigued me, so I joined this site. I really like the idea of a letter writing course. While some of my older relatives have embraced email, others have not.

Hopefully, I won't miss too many events due to my work schedule.

Hello, all, from American Fork, Utah.

I'm here looking for decorating ideas as well as to expand my knowledge of living.

Looking forward to chatting and learning with all of you.


Hello! I am Jessica Fox, and I am writing to you from North Pole Alaska. The Christmas History class seems to be an appropriate place to start attending my first Lovely Living class. :-) I am a happily married wife to my gorgeous husband, and we have two sons together. I am a stay-at-home mom, and enjoy all things vintage. :-)

Greetings from northern Idaho. I, too, love all things vintage. I'm a self-employed editor and copywriter, and recently I've started writing historical fiction. I learned about this site via the Lovely Living blog and think it's a great idea. Hoping to meet some like-minded "kindred spirits," in the words of Anne Shirley. :)

Hello from the Great State of Texas! my name is Sandra and I am working on the restoration of my 106+ year old home where I hope to host many Dinner Parties and Teas in the coming years. ENJOY!!

Hi new members, hope you will drop us a note here! 

Hi All;

Actually a link on FB for the Little House Book Club and thought it would be fun to do.  And signup to the site and start snooping at some of the other things going.  

I am from Calgary, Alberta, Canada and love to chat with others from all over.  Looking forward to learning a little something new and meeting new folks.

Kelly :)

Hello to all,

I also saw a link for the Sound of Music class as well as the Anne of Green Gables class on Facebook.  Love that these are free classes about the things that I love and am interested in learning more about.  Thank you for those who teach and give of their time to impart their knowledge.  My family and I are still one year new to Texas, so we are starting fresh on a new adventure.


I am Gabby, I live in Eagle Mountain, Utah, however I call Baton Rouge Louisiana home.  I work in sales and in the little spare time I have right now I love to read, bake and just relax.  Really looking forward to the Anne of Green Gables course and a couple of others I have signed up for.

Hey everyone

I'm Katy, I'm from Richmond, Quebec, Canada. I'm a writer, or trying to be. I have 3 step children whom mean the world to me. I'm a big animal lover. I came here with the Anne of Green Gables link on Facebook. I was thrilled to find it. It is my favourite story. I don't talk much as meeting new people makes me very nervous so this is a big step for me. I will however enjoy reading what others have to say.


Hi all!

I'm Kris and live in Vancouver, BC (Canada).  I am currently working part-time at a public library as a Library Assistant.  For the past 11 months I have been writing a book blog (reviews, my won writing, etc) and am loving it.  I am also active on Goodread, love classic movies, vintage things, teas, book accessories, cooking and baking. I love meeting new people, conversing and learning new things.

Hello there,
I am new here and wanted to share a little bit about myself. I am a musician, singer/songwriter who works as a CNA until I become rich and famous. I better hurry because I am 62 years old.

I am married to my beautiful wife, Vesta. She makes my life worth living. Without her I may not have lived past some of the devastation in my life.

As of this date it's been 4 years, 9 months and 5 days that I have endured life without my Dear, Sweet Samantha. My daughter, Samantha, was killed in an auto accident at the age of 18. My ex-wife and I tried to conceive a child for 7 years and had finally given up. We started proceedings to adopt our niece who was born to a drug addict mother and my ex-brother-in-law. After several court dates we finally got temporary long term custody of Courtney, our niece. As soon as we got Courtney into our house my then wife became pregnant. We finalized the adoption in August of 1992 and had the baby in December of '92.  Samantha was a miracle child since my wife was, at the time, diagnosed with Primary Ovarian Shutdown. We were told we would never conceive.

In her short 18 years Samantha touched more lives than most of us can ever hope to. She taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and did missionary work. At the age of 13 she was working in an orphanage in Honduras, she has worked in homeless centers in Alaska, on a reservation in South Dakota and in a center for mentally disadvantaged adults in Toronto, Canada. Samantha only wore Tom's Shoes because when you buy a pair they donate a pair. She even sponsored an event at her high school called a day without shoes to promote awareness for the poor and poverty stricken. She was also majoring in Special Education at the University of Connecticut. Everything she did was to help other people.

Samantha was also a musician, singer and an actress. Sam, which she liked to call herself, played guitar, violin, clarinet and the recorder. She had been getting up on stage with me since the age of four. She was incredibly talented and I miss playing music with her.
My world will never be the same.

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