Hi! My name is Sara Aaserud (pronounced "awe-seh-rude").

I am always crafting and dreaming up my next project!  I like to have nice things, but I don't like to spend a lot of money.  I started this blog to keep all of my wonderful friends and family up-to-date on all of the stuff that I've been working on.  It's kind of turned into a hobby, and I have a lot of fun with it.

Please feel free to contact me at beautifullycontained@gmail.com  I promise that I'm super nice and probably way too excited to talk about projects and other design stuff :)  If you want to use 1 or 2 of my pictures from a blog post please do!  Link-backs and credit are always greatly appreciated.

During the day I work as an engineer for a company whose primary business is renewable energy and energy efficiency consulting.  It is exactly what I hoped I would be doing when I was in college, which is pretty darn cool if you ask me :)

I am married to a cute guy whom I met in elementary school.  (he was cute back then too!)  We reconnected in college, and rest is history.

We live in Syracuse, NY with our two golden doodles, Max (golden) and Brooklyn (black).

Well, that's it for right now!  Thanks for stopping by, and I hope to hear from you soon :)