I’m constantly looking for ways to save money & make a few extra bucks. I’ve been doing this for a while & wanted to start sharing with others. I’m not at all an expert & I’m not rich. But I do manage to save a decent amount of money in every part of our budget. I also like to help others anyway I can.
*** Jessie ***
Hello! I’m so glad you are here. A little bit of information about me. I was named after Jesse James, but my grandmother said it was a boy’s name. So, Jessica Anne it was. Although, she never liked the silent ‘e’ at the end of Anne. Every card she ever sent me had no ‘e’.
I never found myself very interesting. I’m a nobody, but I’ve had a lot of very interesting experiences. I literally feel like I’ve lived so many different lives. It’s been a major roller coaster for most of the time. Some perfectly wonderful moments, mixed with a lot of pain and torment. Mentally and physically. But we won’t get into that now, or here.
As far as my financial experience goes, I started working at 13 at our neighborhood farm market. Since then, I’ve been in sales, retail, hospitality, management, technical support, customer service, financial services, lab tech, & so on. I also worked with charitable events, non profits, and volunteered my services. Somewhere in there, I’ve had a few of my own business endeavors. I’ve managed my own money since early on, with little guidance. I made tons of mistakes & developed bad habits, but I also learned a lot along the way.
Family Is My Everything
I’m Mama Bear to my two baby girls, Haley 20 & Scarlet 13. They are my everything, my heart & soul. My mini-me’s. Both girls are highly intelligent, loving, and strong-willed, but Scarlet struggles a bit more with things. She has Autism, Tourette’s, Depression, Anxiety, and DMDD. She is incredibly strong & loves to help others. I’m so very proud of her. Haley went to college to be a vet, eventually moved to Florida to work at Disney, then ended up in Canada. I’m so very proud of her. She actually just came back home recently.
I have a very protective & loving fiance. We dated back in school and always kept a close connection. He puts up with a lot from me, and supports whatever crazy ideas I get in my head. After he makes fun of me and educates me on a few things. He was the inspiration for my coins page.
We have a pit bull/ black lab mixed dog, named Bastian. He is going to be 8 years old in November 2020. We rescued him when he was only a few weeks old. He already had several homes, was sold online at some point, and was very sickly when when we adopted him. He was originally my puppy, but he quickly became Scarlet’s Emotional Support Animal. He’s extremely protective of us both.
Some More Tidbits:
It’s sometimes hard to discuss. If I do say anything, I feel extremely vulnerable. But, I do have several mental and physical issues that tend to take over at times. I’m always busy multitasking too many projects that I forget I even started. Literally. I have ADHD, OCD, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, chronic pain, pelvic myalgia, among too many other things to list. Just writing this alone causes massive anxiety for me on so many levels.
I’m obsessed with taking pictures of everything possible. I love Alice in Wonderland, Guardians of the Galaxy and Iron Man, Ancient Aliens, sparkles, crystals, spreadsheets, and technology, animals, music, fairies, and collecting glass.
I never really had nicknames growing up, I was just Jessie. But, over the past few years I’ve acquired a few. Sparkles is one that is very well known by most. I have a lot of ditziness, that we call Jessie moments. That’s why I’ve also been called Jilly (Family Guy) & Kelly (MwC). Oh, & I also used the name Rhiana Ruby briefly while writing for a metaphysical newsletter. That’s another story.
So, that’s really it, that’s me.
*** aka LadySkullshine ***
LadySkullshine originated in 2011. The name was created from brainstorming with a few others. We threw around a combination of lilmisunshine, skulls, and I forget the rest. We joked about it, but it stuck and people started to know who I was by that name.
At the time, I was in between jobs. I had just started managing the band Apocryfiend, and was also diving into a ton of promoting and photography. I wanted to help the local metal music community in the Lehigh Valley, PA. I became friends with a lot of them and saw their struggles. I then created this site to house their info. I also helped to make and sell their merchandise, did some modelling, and anything else I could do to help out. This quickly spread to other music genres beyond PA, as well as to local businesses.
After returning to work, things tapered off a bit over time, until I was no longer actively involved. The last thing I really did was a few years ago when I starred in my close friend Skip’s horror movie with my oldest daughter Haley. You can actually find us on IMDb, which is pretty cool.
All of these experiences have been a lot of fun, emotional, and educational. I also got to meet a ton of people over the years. Even though those days are over, it’s still pretty cool that you can now Google LadySkullshine and you’ll find a whole lot of my work.
Over time, I no longer needed my site, but I couldn’t bear to let it go. I’m a packrat. I left it up and continued to support everyone by keeping their info displayed. I recently decided to use my site again and completely revamped it. I thought about changing the name, but didn’t get very far.
My new focus has been more about saving money and making a few extra bucks. I have been doing this for a while now and wanted to share some tips with others. I’m not at all an expert and I’m not rich. But I do manage to save a decent amount of money in every part of our budget.
A Few Recommendations:
“… Her passion for what she does as well as her meticulous attention to detail are what make her great at what she does….” Andrew Wagner, AMCORP
“Jessica is a very dedicated and passionate person who loves what she does and is wonderful at it….” – Rev. MoonChild, Metaphysion
“…she is a hard working and very thorough worker at all that she does….” – Joseph Covell, Cromaidz Productions
More recommendations, found here.
I’ve Been Mentioned In The Following:
717 Music Awards Promotional Material
BizR Ent Radio
Damsels of Darkness Tour 2012, 2013, 2014 promotional materials
Decaysia’s CD released 12/21/12, Inside Cover
Fyre & Ice Show
IMDb: Actress in Camp Hideaway Massacre (2018) by BizR Ent
Infernal Opera’s Road Trip to California as Sponsor
Featured in Lead Farmer Girls Worldwide interview in List Magazine, CA
The Sayjin Tyler Show
A Few Pics By LadySkullshine Photography
These were taken several years ago. There’s entirely too many to share, but I do plan to add more as I go through old pics.
Past Experience Working With:
717 Music Awards (2 yrs) – Apocryfiend – Behind The Grey – BizR Babes / BizR Entertainment / BizR Films – Black Fate – Born Of Chaos Records – Chinga – Damsels Of Darkness Tour (3 yrs) – Decaysia – Garfield Hotel & Grille – G Child – Gutrot – Indefinite Dyad – Infernal Opera – Jabber Jaws – Jimmy’s Place – Lead Farmer Girls Worldwide – March To Victory – Metal Thunder Radio – Mindmaze – Mistress – No Remorse For The Fallen – Ominous – Our Ashes Remain – OVLO – Pennsylvania Metal – Pool Of Thorns – Plug’d In Magazine – Rearview Destroyer – Sandraudiga – Save The Zombies – Skulleroc – Sorrowseed – Suffocation – The Sterling – Threadz Clothing – Valley Rockers Calendar (2013)
All Female-Fronted Heavy Metal/Rock/Punk Tour
Born Of Chaos Records, Aleigha Evans started the Damsels Of Darkness Tour in 2012. She also got the Lead Farmer Girls heavily involved. It turned out very successful. DOD13 & DOD14 then followed. DOD events sponsored by Matt Detmer’s Top Notch Artistry – Born Of Chaos Records – The Lead Farmer Girls Worldwide – LadySkullshine Entertainment.
Local Music Entertainment in PA & Surrounding Areas:
***Stars next to the names indicate that I’ve taken photos of them.
Metal Music \m/
Apocryfiend* – Black Fate* – Behind The Grey* – BlyndSyde* – Burial Mound* – Cacd Tribute – Chinga* – Cover Her Face* – Crushpile* – Curse of Sorrow* – DDS – Decaysia* – Deprived* – Hell Freeze* – I Am The Trireme* – Indefinite Dyad* – Infernal Opera* – Kinslayer* – Krosis* — Mindmaze* — March To Victory* — Mistress* — No Remorse For The Fallen* — Ominous*NJ – Our Ashes Remain* – Ovlo* – Pool of Thorns* – Power Theory* – ReKindle*-NJ – Remember These Lies* – Sandraudiga* — Save The Zombies* – Skalped* — Skinsect* — Sorrowseed*-MA – Stingy Jack* — SuperTruck* — The Dawn of Apolyon* — Throdl* – Unit Ready*
Other Mixed Local Genre
Bright Fame* – Devon Davies* – The Poet-Lariats (David Scott Smith) – Ebeneezer* – Flight Case Syndrome* – G-Child*(VH1’s White Rapper) – Kamikaze Kupcakes* – Kevin Haterman* – Local Demise* – Observe the 93rd* -The Chosen Ones* – Skulleroc-NY
National Bands I was lucky to meet & take pics of the following.
JennCity *(Played DOD Tour) – Joey Belladonna* – Machinage* – Suffocation*
Local Businesses / Entertainment
101 Communications – 191 Philly Bands Global Teleradio – Amaryllis Tattoo Artistry & Design – Athena Music Media – BizR Ent*/ BizR Ent Radio – Born Of Chaos Records* – Colette’s Collection – Creepy-dolls – Cypher Lx – CT Music Straps – Dragon Scratch Emporium* – Frank Foe Radio – KMC Property Management – Metal Local – Metal Thunder Radio – Prolifick Radio – Rocking In The Valley Blog – Serendipity Bloom – SilencioBarnes – SillettCo Fence Inc. – Soulgrinder Zine – The Fyre & Ice Show – The Indie Authority – The Sayjin Taylor Show* – Valley Rockers Calendar