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Bea Derrick
Founder

Hi! I'm Bea. I'm a day dreaming, quirky, 30-something working a typical 8 to 5. I'm a wife. I'm also a mom to fur babies and plants. I work in the mortgage industry but really I consider myself a Whimsy Maker! A jack of all trades; Master of none. An art tinkerer. A collector of hobbies. A home body. I've been drawn to the mystery of creativity for as long as I can remember. When I was a kid I wanted to grow up to be so many things. Most days a writer or an artist. I figured out I needed steady income, insurance, and a 8 to 5 work schedule. I also figured I loved playing a part in getting people into their future homes! What about being an Artist or a Writer? That's where the inspiration for Whimsical Solace came from. It's being both an 8 to 5-er and a Creative. It's my place of solace from the crazy of life.

 

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The Whimsy Makers behind Whimsical Solace...

TodD Derrick
Co-Founder

Hi! I'm Todd. I'm Bea's Ride or Die. I'm often helping her behind the camera taking photos or videos. Or I am her technology hero. We often talk about creativity and how to add fun/whimsy to our lives over a cup of coffee. Monday through Friday I am an engineer. I wanted to be and engineer as small as age 5. As a kid I often constructed Lego or launched my Ninja Turtle off the stairs. I find a lot of fulfillment in my career but like Bea I crave something more. I crave exploring and experimenting with creativity and life. I enjoy car rides with the windows down on back roads, tinkering in my garage, trying out new recipes, and still building Lego. Bea always gets a laugh at the things I keep in the garage. I tell her every time that I will use that random old hinge on something and I always do.

 

Phoebe
Derrick
Cozy Expert

Hi! I'm Phoebe. I'm a prancy, scruffy, and lovable pup! My favorite thing is to relax and chill. Like my parents I am a homebody. I am an expert at cuddling. I often tell my parents that it's time to cuddle by licking their faces off... I don't think they like it much. How else am I going to get their attention? They can't ever say I don't love them. My favorite food is anything that tastes like chicken. Much to my parents horror even dried, crispy, and oh so delicious worms. I love sunbathing in the yard and telling anyone who enters it that it's mine! Hey a girl's gotta protect what's hers! 

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Fred & Tinsel Derrick
Decor Assistants

Hi! I'm Fred. I'm a big, almost 20 pound, orange tabby Cat... No baby! My mom says I'm a baby and she doesn't lie. I like to nap in the sun. I really love arranging flowers with my mom. Hair bands are my favorite toy. I think crystals are pretty special. They work too. I put them in the most ideal locations for Meow Shui. My mom moves them from my spots for some reason but I just put them back again.

 

Hi! I'm Tinsel. I'm like glitter and I go everywhere. I love playing with pom pom balls and craft supplies. I help my mom by movings things off tables when they get cluttered. We need space to enjoy the sunshine. Speaking of sunshine... plants need sunshine. I love plants. Some are edible. Some aren't. I can't seem to find the ones that aren't edible... They were so pretty. I wonder where they went?

 

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     In Memory
Shelby Derrick
Food Taster 

Hi! I'm Shelby. I'm almost 13 and big time foodie. My humans make the most delicious food and I do the taste testing. Maybe I'll share some of my approved recipes here. I also make sure they drive safely, take needed cuddle breaks, and wake up at a reasonable hour. I very much enjoy Starbucks, long car rides with the windows down, and my ears rubbed. My hobby of choice is barking at the mailman. My favorite food is pizza. Did I mention how much I love trying new foods? Except berries... you can keep those. 

 

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