Welcome to Farrell Focus! I’m Stephanie Farrell, and I’m so glad that you stopped by my little blog about ….well, a little bit of everything! I’ve been blogging since 2009, when I started my little crafting blog, luluscottage.com on blogger. It was such a fun way to express myself and meet other bloggers. As time went on, and things in my life changed, so did my blog. I wanted to explore having my own freedom in creating my blog, so I left blogger and started Farrell Focus. I love to share about whatever I’m “focused” on in the moment.
I’m married to my high school sweetheart and we have 3 grown kids and 4 grandchildren. Our love story sounds typical…and yet it’s far from it! I’ll have to write about that some day. We have been empty nesters for a long time. We love to travel in our PopUp Glamper with our little doggies.
My husband, Steve and I are full time photographers, along with our son with a studio in Jackson California. Our little cottage is in the mountains and we love the country life. We work together, travel together….yep…we hang out together. We both have a passion to see new places.
If you are curious, here is a little bit of my background.
First and foremost, I’m a family person. I’m happily married, raised three great kids and have two beautiful granddaughters who are almost grown and two littles…one boy and one girl. My grandkids . My house is quiet, except for two cats and three dogs that provide daily entertainment. I love the country life. It took me a few years to say that and mean it. I was raised in suburbia for the most part, where everyone had a similar house and yard. I have found that once you go country, you can never go back!
I turned 50 in 2009 and it feels like I started a new chapter in my life. The first 50 were great in many ways and I had my fair share of struggles (I may have even had a few extra thrown in). But now, I feel like I finally know who I am. It seems like I was always something to someone else. Someone’s daughter, then someone’s wife, then someone’s mom. Now, I feel like I’m me first, then I’m all of those things.
The first 50 in a flash; moved a LOT as a kid, married the love of my life, raised 3 great kids, have already been blessed with 3 wonderful granddaughters and grandson, had a career in the beauty business for 17 years as an image consultant, lived in the city, settled in the country….it seems like those first 50 were on FAST FORWARD most of the time. My house was always a mess (as opposed to now, when you may just find it clean and pretty…sometimes), I was always driving someone, somewhere. I was always looking for someone’s something.
I live in the country and as a former city girl, I will tell you (shhhh it’s a secret), country is better! I live in the mountains and it’s like living in a park. I can’t see a neighbor from my house, so it feels private and secluded. I enjoy the seasons and having nature around everywhere I look.
I spend my time working for our studio, hanging out with friends and family, spending time in my sewing room, making YouTube Videos, coaching my customers toward better health and, of course TRAVEL! Have you seen my glamped up camper??
I’m so happy that you have stumbled on to my little blog. I”m here to make friends, so, please let me hear from you! I’m on Facebook everyday, come find me: facebook.com/stephaniefarrell123 and I also love Instagram stephanie.farrell. I look forward to hearing from you!