About Me and Policies

Hello, My name is Amy. It’s so good of you to stop by!

I grew up in the Pacific Northwest and live just outside of Seattle. I’m a stay at home parent of two wild little boys (ages 2 and 4). I’ve been married for almost 12 years to the most amazing and kind man, whose razor-sharp wit and desert-dry sense of humor keep me guessing as to what he’ll say next.

Before staying at home, I worked in higher education helping students navigate the sometimes murky policies and procedures of higher education and helping them create a plan to reach their goals. My family, traveling, baking, and beautiful paper makes me so happy!!  I want to share many of the things that bring me joy, in the hopes it brings joy to you.

Author and Owner of Discovering Whimsy
Hello, My name is Amy, Thank you for stopping by my little space on the internet!

I started the blog discovering whimsy in 2017 to reflect on the things that bring joy into my life. After having to delete my original website in 2018, I’m getting to start fresh.  I plan to share things that bring me joy,  ways to find joy in each day, ways to help others feel joy and whimsical products that I make.

While working on my blog I gained the confidence to chase one of my other dreams; to open a shop where I would sell lovely paper products and fun gifts, discovering whimsy cards and gifts was born. In my Etsy shop, I have handmade cards with beautiful lined envelops, card sets in fun patterns, mugs and tote bags which can be personalized.

I hope my blog and social media sites can make you smile, laugh and encourage you to reflect on your whims and things that make you happy.

Don’t forget to sign up for my Discovering Whimsy Newsletter and get joy and whimsy sent to your inbox twice a month!

You can find me on EtsyFacebook, Instagram and Pinterest, search Discovering Whimsy.

Follow your whims, you just might find joy!!! -Amy


Terms of Use

This blog is meant to be a positive outlet, highlighting experiences, services, and products that bring me joy and I want to share that joy with you. I welcome comments and suggestions, however, any comments found to be mean or trolling in nature, will not be approved and will be deleted. I reserve the right to block any trolls from my site. If you can say anything nice or constructive, move along!


The images and content on Discovering Whimsy are copyright property of Discoveringwhimsy(dot)com and author/creator/owner Amy Lonn-O’Brien. Any content not created by me will be clearly cited and credit will be given to original content owner with links to sources.

If you like my content/images and wish to use it for your own publication, please e-mail me discoveringwhimsy(at)gmail(dot)com asking for permission and letting me know how you might like to use my content. I reserve the right to refuse authorization for any use of my content that I do not feel is appropriate use or is in direct opposition to my views and/or my blog/website’s views.

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Some of the links on this website/blog may be affiliate links. This means if you purchase products or services through these links, a commission may or will be paid to me, not to worry, no extra cost will be applied to you by using these links. I will only recommend products that I use, and love and all opinions expressed are my own.  I will make sure you let you know if any affiliate links before the links appear in the text. Keep in mind when you click on an affiliate link you will be redirected, or a second window will open taking you to the website of the vendor. Please refer to any cookie and privacy policy of these websites and how they collect and manage data.


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Any information you provide to me directly, like your name and e-mail, will only be used for blog/website newsletters, updates and relevant e-mails and will not be shared with 3rd parties.

Waiver of Responsibility

The views and content expressed on the Discovering Whimsy site are my personal opinions and experiences. Your experiences may be different than mine, therefore, discoveringwhimsy or author is not responsible for any loss or damage you might incur in participating in any of the activities/services/etc. mentioned. The website cannot give any warranty of representation as to the accuracy of the information and does not accept responsibility for errors and omissions for any action or decision based on such information. Any information on a product or services should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question. However, I have tried my best and taken great care to create content for my blog and website. All content is published in good faith and believed to be reliable at the time of publication.


I retain the right to make any changes to the disclaimers and policies at any time and without notice. These policies were last updated on January 24, 2018.