About Me

Hi!  I'm Anna, and thanks for checking out my blog!  Here is a little bit about myself.

I grew up in Palm Springs, CA. I grew up an only child, and my parents and I traveled a lot.  I met my husband while I was in college and we got married 7 years later.

After college, I became a preschool teacher in Venice, CA.  I taught 3-5 year olds for 2 years, and 2-3 year olds for 4 years.  This is something I really enjoyed doing because the school that I worked at was Reggio inspired.  I loved helping the kids get messy, watching them run around free with barely any clothes on, and taking spontaneous trips to the beach.
Here is me in my classroom a LONG time ago.  

While teaching, I also started crafting at home.  I grew up watching my mom sew and knit, so I was always interested in DIY projects.  It was hard to find my niche, but after teaching kids I was asked to make a few things for new babies, so it was easy to fall into making baby things!

Recently, my husband and I moved to Orange County from Los Angeles so he could pursue his dream job making video games.  Right after we moved, I got a job teaching preschool again, and I also got pregnant.  I taught 2-5 year olds in a Montessori setting for one school year, and currently, I am a stay-at-home mom of a baby boy, Griffin.  

I started this blog in 2009 as a hobby during my free time.  Over the years it has turned into much more.  I write about my family, nature, baby gear, fun things to do with kids, gardening, cooking, and home life in general.  

It is our dream to have a hom in the woods one day with a stream in the yard somewhere in the Pacific Northwest.  My husband wants to become a craft brewer, and I a farmer.  I want to own a small farm and invite schools to come on field trips to learn about self sustainable gardening and how to take care of animals on a small scale.
This will do.

Random facts 
- We love camping.  Big Sur is our favorite, but we will take anything!
- We are vegetarian.
- We have a pug named Hoggle.

Feel free to e-mail me at honeysucklehandmades@gmail.com


  1. Hi Anna! This is Kristin (roell) from St. Theresa! I stumbled upon your blog through Facebook. I absolutely adore it and your etsy!I hope all is well. your little guy is precious!!

    Kristin Avery

    1. Hi Kristin! Thanks for checking out my blog! It has been updated so much less since having a baby. I saw you have a blog as well, keep it up! Ill have to add you on Facebook.