One day a girl realized her 12 year stint as a 'Stay-at-Home Mom' was coming to a screeching halt and it was time to figure out what she wanted to be when she grew up. You would think she would have this figured out by now but, yea, no. With the school day to herself, she decided to begin reading, reading, and reading some more; pouring over websites, graphic programs, design applications, printing processes, and learned everything she could in her 'spare' time. She fell in love with everything she learned and cursed herself daily for not choosing a Graphic Design Major in college. Going back to work after more than a decade out of the work force is not an easy undertaking. But, knowing it had to be done, and determined to be as available as possible for her family, she got busy and discovered what she was made to do.
Hi! I'm Adrienne, the one-mama show behind Typical Nonsense. I've spent my lifetime being word and designed obsessed. For the past thirteen years, I have been on a mission to find ways to incorporate an art biz into my everyday life, while keeping four small humans alive. It hasn't always been pretty, or lucrative, or popular with my other half, but each of my experiences have helped form the blocks that paved the path to Typical Nonsense in 2014. This is the dream job I didn't even know was possible to dream...and I can't wait to see where it takes me!
I could easily survive on chips & dip and Diet Coke, rarely leave the house without a hat on my head, and think Halloween is the best day of the year. I have four of the greatest kids ever born (not just saying that), a husband I have been with since I was 15 - yikes, and a Swissy/Lab rescue that loves car rides more than any dog should. I spend an abnormal amount of time talking to myself, believing in daydreams, and wiping down countertops. I take great pride in my ability to multi-task, think 'stay-at-home-mom' should take top billing on a woman's resume, and relish in being a mompreneur!
The creation of Typical Nonsense coincided with my 40th Birthday, my youngest entering kindergarten, and my oldest starting middle school. Mid-life crisis? Maybe. But, so far, so good.
Be sure to check back often...the collection will continue to expand. Thanks for keeping me company and helping me continue to grow as a creative small business owner.