about me


I’m Sue Plote…wife, mom, Nana…and a glass half full kinda gal!  I live on a farm in northern Illinois with my fella of thirty-some years…and I’m not sure how it happened so quickly, but our kiddos are all grown up.  We’re super lucky to have two grandsons and a granddaughter…and this group…they’re my people, and I adore them!

I thought it might be fun to just share a few random facts…so here goes:

  • As a little girl I was always making something. One of my favorites was a covered wagon made out of a shoe box and some leftover fabric.
  • I dreamed of becoming an interior designer…so of course I studied and worked for more than twenty years in the field of Marriage and Family Therapy.  True story.
  • One of my jobs in graduate school was to check master’s thesis projects for grammar and plagiarism. Good times.
  • I stepped away from work in my field nearly ten years ago…was inspired by a set of vintage canisters to start a blog called This Pink Rooster…and never stepped back.
  • I love making cards…but my heart truly belongs to gift packaging.

I’m so happy you’re here…and I’d love to hear from you, too.  Drop me a note to say hi!

PS – My life is crazy…so random breaks from posting are kinda the norm here.