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Eli Watkins

What do you do for a living?

I actually have five jobs. I am a custom jeweler working mainly with metals I am a longarm machine quilter,  a certified Doula, a photographer and a childcare provider. But I still find time to do my favorite thing, which is to travel the world.

Tell me something fun/interesting/horrifying.

I saw first-hand the awakening of freedom in Romania at the age of 16.
I went through an 8.0 earthquake in 2007, while in Peru. I’ve eaten dried worms in a hut in South Africa. I was snowed in for 36 hrs at the Amsterdam airport.  An all time favorite was when I backpacked through Italy, England and France with my camera.  Most sobering was when I walked the beaches of Normandy and cried with gratefulness for the sacrifices that were made by those who fought for freedom.

Jen Cartier misses Chico! However, she has taken to the great beyond (er...The Bay Area) to be some kind of chocolate maven while simultaneously figuring out how the hell to navigate her long-ass work commute, and still kick ass at raising three munchkins, loving one soon-to-be husband, and keeping one rascally Brittany Spaniel in the damned yard. She loves Nutella, red wine, and American Spirits. She takes her dog along on runs to wear him out (sometimes he shits in someone else's yard - bonus!) and also to balance her own general consumption of all the fine tasty things life offers, ciggys included. Follow her blog at