The Pieceful Puzzler

The Pieceful Puzzler

What's your name?

Where are you based?
Jacksonville Beach, FL (USA)

Tell us about what your ordinary day looks like.
My husband and I work from home, so we are each in our offices throughout the day but meet in the kitchen often to grab coffee and puzzle for a few! There's always a puzzle out for us to work on. After dinner and on the weekends, I puzzle a lot more if I’m not at the beach, spending time with friends, or traveling.

How did you get into the world of puzzling?
On January 2, 2023 I was shopping for after Christmas deals and a beautiful Eurographics puzzle caught my eye. It was a cozy winter scene with a log cabin, snow-capped mountains, and a frozen lake. I thought doing a puzzle would be a good winter activity to try with my husband, so I bought it for $3. After completing that first 1000-piece puzzle, we were hooked! I started taking photos and videos of each puzzle we did. My sweet niece told me I should start an Instagram page to document my puzzles, and that is how I got connected to this wonderful #puzzlegram community!

What makes you keep puzzling & how often do you puzzle?
I puzzle a little bit every single day! It keeps my mind sharp, and it’s so relaxing! I don’t like rushing through a puzzle or speed puzzling, though. I’d rather go slow and enjoy it. I love the sense of accomplishment when I finish a puzzle…but I do get a little sad when I have to tear it apart!

What is your favorite type of puzzles?
A year ago I would have said any puzzle from any brand! Now that I have tried so many new brands that I never even knew existed, I have come to enjoy thick, good-quality, random cut pieces the most. I enjoy doing mini puzzles, vintage puzzles, wooden, 100-1500 piece counts, etc...

During puzzling sessions, do you listen to anything or puzzle in silence?
I normally puzzle in silence, but when my husband and I puzzle together, we always have music on :)

If you were to describe what puzzling means to you, what would it be?

Tell us about your other interests & joys.
I enjoy traveling, going to the beach, thrifting for puzzles, baking, cooking, embroidery, and spending time with family and my 15 year old cat, Allie!

Do you have anything you want to share?
Check me out on Instagram or Facebook. Every Thursday, I do #thriftstorethursday hauls in my Instagram stories and you can vote on your favorites! I also love doing giveaways and spreading puzzle love to others! Some friends call me "The Giveaway Queen!" I am super grateful for this puzzle community and all of the wonderful "puzzle pals" I have made :)

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