I’m so glad you found me on the Interweb!
I've got my eye on you.
Do you remember lazy days sitting on the front porch, spinning yarns with friends, and talking about everything under the sun? Then, kick off your shoes, grab a glass of sweet tea, and sit a spell with me. What are you going to find?

Everything under the sun, and it’s always a surprise for both you and for me.

This place is full of homespun philosophy with a Texas twang. If you like a good tale, well told, This Eclectic Life is the place to find it (at least it had better be, because in the “real world” I’m a professional storyteller).

I dish it up with humor, if I can. Favorites? I can tell you a few of my favorite attempts at being funny. You can read ’em if you would like. :

  1. Sisterhood of The Grappling Pants
  2. Ask A Silly Question, Get A Silly Answer
  3. Wear Clean Underwear
  4. We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Waterboards
  5. A Ditty For Idiot Drivers
  6. The Teenage “Brain”

Thanks for dropping by my “house.” You are welcome to visit any time!


  2 comments for “WELCOME

  1. Pieter Sanders
    July 2, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    Hi Shelly!
    I found your page here when looking at ways to make beaded curtains. Yours are beautiful.
    I’d already thought of using fishing line, but the split-ring idea is genius!
    I like making all sorts of things….usually musical instruments…but my partner wants a beaded curtain, so I rashly volunteered! Now all I need to do is trawl thrift shops for the next ten years to find the beads.
    Your page is a lot of fun….I enjoyed wandering around it.
    Best wishes from London, England.


    • July 2, 2015 at 8:09 pm

      Thanks, Piet! I think you will love making the beaded curtains. Getting the beads is the difficult part. I was fortunate to inherit a lot of them, but I admit that I broke down and visited the craft store to buy in bulk. If you were on this side of the pond, I’d share with you!!

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