A Mom talking about Kids, Products, Crafts & DIYs with a healthy dose of sarcasm!

All About That’s What Che Said

Hello! I am Cheryl and I am so glad you are here! I hope you take a moment to learn more about me, the blog and my shop!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate you! The kind comments and wonderful relationships I have made through blogging are what makes this such a fun place for me to come each day and share a bit of my life with you.

Without all of you, I’d just be talking to myself…and then I wouldn’t need a blog, it would just be a regular Tuesday in my house :)




About Cheryl

Well where do we start? I am an off duty Chemical Engineer by day and SuperMom by night. I am from St. Louis, Missouri, but also have called Decatur, Illinois, Apple Valley, MN and Joplin, MO my home. (Yes I was there when the tornado happened!) I went to a predominantly male University, worked in a predominantly male profession, married a male, have a male dog and now have three male mouths to feed!


I have been married to my husband, Freddy, for almost 8 years and we have three sons together, yes THREE, Michael (9), Ryan (5) and DJ (20 months).  I shared my pregnancy with DJ with you all and he is commonly known as Spangenbaby around this blog!  We also have our furry mutt Murphy, they are pretty much the apples of my eye! I totally swoon over them.

Mother's Day 2015

The show “Modern Family” was based on my life. Okay not really, but should have been! I would be closest to Gloria, minus the flowing hair, sexy accent and huge boobs! My husband is 18 years older than me and has 2 daughters who are pretty close to my age! I’ll let you wrap your head around that for a bit….

I love the TV show FRIENDS, I would stalk Jeffrey Donovan from Burn Notice IRL if I lived closer to Miami. I danced all my childhood and quit in college. Wish I never stopped. I have to have a cup of coffee in the morning. I repeat, I have to have a cup of coffee in the morning. 2 Splenda’s and a splash of skim, if you ever want to deliver! :) I love office supply stores. The thought of organizing and paper products in one place practically has me orgasmic. I wish I were lying! I could also eat Jimmy John’s everyday…again, I wish I were lying. #5 Vito- no onions-extra cherry peppers if you were curious. Luckily JJ’s delivers so you don’t have to…but where are we on the coffee delivery?? I love color and fun and love being around happy, supportive people! I have a sometimes snarky sense of humor but totally mean everything I snark about…in humor!

I truly appreciate you being here and wanting to know more about little ole’ me! I hope you stick around and check out some of my projects!

If you need to reach me, you can contact me anytime through email: cheryl {at} thatswhatchesaid {dot} net You can also find me at any of the social media outlets in my sidebar!

About The Blog

When I left my job as an engineer to take on the job of “keeping 2 kids alive everyday” I realized I wanted an outlet for my creativity, DIY projects, photographs and just to rant! I had spent so long using the analytical side of my brain that I now wanted to let the creative side have her time in the sun! So why hold her back and commit to just ONE niche of blogging? She had to do calculus and figure out pressure drops and had to waste an entire year on mass transfer…why limit my poor creative side of my brain??? I am not! My tagline says it best…dabbling in a bit of everything. I am not a chef or baker but you will find recipes and fab desserts here. I am not a seamstress…but you will see me attempt to sew things here. I am not a professional photographer, but you will certainly find photos here. I am not an artist or even an interior designer but you will find home decor, crafts and fun here! This blog pretty much represents my life. I do many things pretty well but wouldn’t say I am a professional at any of them!

I love to do activities with my kids also so you will see a bunch of those and you will also see a bunch of little heads, hands, and feet in my photos…they are my best assistants and the cutest co-workers I have ever had! :)

I can’t stress enough though that my first and most important job is being a mom and *hopefully* raising 2 respectable members of society. I have no schedule or rhyme or reason to my posts. I post them as they happen in my life. Sometimes 5 days a week…sometimes only once! I try to go with the flow that is life!

A few Blog warnings:

1. I make up words…often. I also overuse the exclamation point! Everything is exciting to me apparently.

2. I might make references to Vodka quite often. I am not an alcoholic. I am Catholic, German and Irish…it’s just in my genes! (see exclamation point again)

3. My name is really Cheryl. My husband’s name is not Freddy, nor are Michael, Ryan or DJ my sons’ names. Murphy is my dog’s real names as he looking to find some lady friends and preferred I use his actual name.  I do this because this blog is my choice and I want to respect their privacy as much as I can (for future googling purposes) while also sharing them with you because that is what this blog is about.  Getting through life.  They are my life.

4. I come from a family of nicknames. I will try to remember this and explain, but I make no promises!

5. I will post a million pictures of my kids, because they are the cutest things that have ever captured my heart!

6. I am an engineer. I am not an English major. I do know the difference between “your” and “you’re” as well as “its” and “it’s”, but I use prepositions at the end of sentences and begin ones with them also! You will just have to get used to that! ;-)

You can reach me at cheryl {at} thatswhatchesaid {dot} net

Technical stuff:  My blog is powered by WordPress and hosted through Dreamhost.  If you are looking for a great hosting company for your own blog or website, you can use code CHESAID30 to get 30% off a one or two year hosting plan through DreamHost!  I love a good discount code :)

About The Shop

I try to make simple projects on my blog that I like to share the tutorials for so you can make your own! I have had many readers ask me if I could make the projects and they could buy them from me either because they do not have the time to do so themselves, the desire or the tools (i.e. Silhouette Cameo). I was more than happy to help out and got to thinking that maybe there were more people out that that would want some of my projects for themselves also…and the shop was born.

In it you will find a collection of projects that I have posted on my blog as well as some that are not! Along with my life and my blog, in the shop you will find a bit of everything! I appreciate custom orders and would love to hear from you if you have a question or if you have something you need in mind and don’t see it in my shop!

You can find my shop here: That’s What Che Said…The Shop

You can also find me on Facebook, where I will also post shop updates as well as sales and promotions!

Email me anytime at cheryl {at} thatswhatchesaid {dot} net

Thanks for being here! It means a lot to me!


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