About Me

I’m Betsy, the author of Finding Focus. And I’m really freaking excited you’re here!! I’m a Chicago-based lifestyle blogger, museum enthusiast, culture junkie, and just working hard to get my fill.

I live my passion working at a local archive. I get to play with awesome historical things, solve history mysteries through research and do cool museum and archival things. I love to share any museum or cultural experience I encounter with friends, family and readers.

You’ll also find me working on this blog and I also work as an Independent Consultant with Pampered Chef in my free time. To learn more about what I can offer through Pampered Chef, please visit my Pampered Chef website.

I’m powered by ice cream, sarcasm, a big smile, and to-do lists. I have never met an online survey I didn’t like or a tomato I did like, my family feeds my weirdness and I’m just trying hard to figure out this whole adult thing.


  1. I got my degree in Art History and Museum Studies and I totally feel you on the job opportunities..or lack thereof. I searched and searched for two years and never really found anything that actually paid (why do museums want you to work for free???). I'm currently taking a break to do the stay at home mommy thing :) Love your blog!!!


  2. As an art degree grad too, I totally hear ya! It took me a long time to find a job!

  3. Just found your blog through the Find+Follow blog hop :]
    I LOVE museums, too! I feel like we don't have enough of them here, but maybe I've just never lived in the right cities ;] I don't know how any one could be bored in those buildings--there's just so much awesome stuff!
    Can't wait to read more of your adventures! Have a fabulous weekend!

  4. So nice to meet you!!
    I just came across your blog!! I am so happy I found it! I am now following! I look forward to keeping up and getting to know you more!


    1. Thanks for stopping by! I can't wait to get to know you better as well.

  5. You have such a cute blog! I love museums and history too! Me and my other half always vacation in places that are big in the history books! I hope you will stop by sometime and visit me!


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  7. I was searching specifically for MERLIN'S MAGIC FRIED CHICKEN - which you happen to have - right out of the same book we had growing up! I'm going to try it soon - thanks for sharing it : )