I’m Bobbie Carroll

indie crafter, small business owner, freelance writer, graphic designer, poet, frugal living ninja, nerdfighter

I am an idealist (INFP), and I believe that there is good in all people. I love working with children of all ages, elderly people, and anyone who has special needs. I hate injustice of any kind, and despise abuse in all its forms. I’ve been compared to Mary Poppins on too many occasions to count, but when I see someone being bullied or treated unfairly, the raging lioness comes out of me.

Like all people, I’ve had good times and bad times. I currently own my dream home – even though it needs a lot of work! It was my salvation and refuge when a family scandal managed to tear apart my marriage and almost broke me.

Now, I’m living my happily ever after – building a successful indie craft brand with the love of my life and helping other small business owners make their dreams come true. I still have hard days, but recovery from trauma is a life long battle – one I seek to share openly to help others facing life-altering changes.

My qualifications range from published poems and conference presentations to my parents’ glowing reviews and a young author’s trophy from the first grade.

I’m Living in Retrospect.

Living in Retrospect – (v.) looking to the past for inspiration you can use today

Living in Retrospect is a lifestyle blog dedicated to saving money, making things yourself, blogging, and finding beauty in everyday life. I started the blog so that I could help others simplify, save, and live more happily. Check out the categories below for some of my most-loved topics.

Saving Money
The Absurd
Creative Writing
Broke Bride
Do It Yourself

Check out my favorite posts.

I love him. I hate him. (My Husband is In Jail)

I love him. I hate him. (My Husband is In Jail)

You all know that something big has been going on in my life the past couple of months. If you know me at all in real life, then you already probably know what it is. But for the rest of you, I think I am finally in a place where I can talk about it. It's not that I...

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