When my daughter Aurelia Grace was a teenager, about the same age as I did when younger, she started making crafts and selling them. When she was 19, she was attacked and killed in her apartment by a person she met a few days before through her best friend.

In her memory, I started doing the same, making things with my own hands, with my own best friend, and selling them online. When I found out how much web developers wanted to build a website to sell my products, I was aghast! I did not have $5,000!

I thought to myself, there has to be another way to get a website done. I searched online and found WordPress, and since then I have been learning and creating, not just with my hands, but with my heart and mind too.

Since 2005, I have built the first version of this website and many other sites with WordPress, but have also returned to higher learning, BYU-Idaho online, and have learned many other programming, developer, administrator and cybersecurity skills. My goal is to complete my Bachelor of Science in Applied Technology by the end of 2024.

Thanks for visiting my Handmade Gift Shoppe!