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Welcome to Desert Chica!

This blog is my way of sharing things I love, travel adventures we have and easy projects I make. Some of my favorite things to create are yummy desserts and fun costumes. No matter what I make, I focus on cute, easy and inexpensive. If I had a ton of extra money I could just buy someone else’s handmade item on etsy. 😉 I also love to travel, pretty much anywhere. :-)

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A little more about me…

I’m a born and raised Tucson girl. My husband, Peter and I have two little boys Quinn (7) and Elliot (5). My bachelors degree is in Bioengineering because I love math and science. I also have a masters degree in education that I used to teach advanced math or middle schoolers briefly before Quinn was born. I never would have imagined I’d be writing and sharing creative ideas online. A math and science geek is not creative. 😉

I started blogging in 2008 to share my money saving ideas and inspire other families to save money too! My online adventures quickly encompassed more than just budget ideas, as I shared things I loved and experiences we had. I don’t consider myself a super crafty person, so I love creating cute projects and sharing easy tutorials. I believe if I can make then just about anyone can!

Thanks so much for stopping by. If you want to connect with me you can email me at KarenHeffren(at)gmail.com or find me on twitter, facebookgoogle+pinterest and instagram. Oh check out my silly videos on YouTube!

Disclosure: Desert Chica contains contextual affiliate links. This means that if you click on a link and purchase something, I may make a little commission on that purchase. You don’t pay more when you buy through my link. Desert Chica also contains paid advertising banners. Please refer to our privacy policy for more information.

Photo Policy: You are welcome to use an image from Desert Chica as long as you link back to the post for the full tutorial. If you want to use more than one image from a post, please email me at KarenHeffren(at)gmail.com