I’m a super busy mom who is obsessed with saving money. I also help support local bands and businesses.
I’m not at all an expert and I’m not at all rich, but I do manage to save a decent amount of money. I’ve done my fair share of research, testing, and experiencing things of this nature and wanted to share.
I also like to write about random things, family, pets, shenanigans, mental battles, and more.
My name is Jessie. I once used the name Rhiana Ruby while writing for a Metaphysical newsletter many many moons ago. Several call me Sparkles, but I’m mostly known as Lady Skullshine. That name began in 2011 when I first got involved in supporting a few of my friends that were in local metal bands. That expanded to other bands, along with businesses too. A lot has changed over the years, but I still do what I can to support everyone.
I recently went on this quest to do everything I can to save money, and even make a few extra bucks too. Thanks for joining me. Hopefully I can help you save some money too.
*** 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. 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.
A little bit ago I 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.
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.
Photos taken by LadySkullshine Photography. Photoshoots & live shows.
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
- Pennsylvania Metal
- Prolific Radio
- The Sayjin Tyler Show
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 – Cypher LX – 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 – and more.
A Few Recommendations:
“…she is a hard working and very thorough worker at all that she does….” – Joseph Covell, Cromaidz Productions
“Jessica is a very dedicated and passionate person who loves what she does and is wonderful at it….” – Rev. MoonChild, Metaphysion
“… 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
More recommendations, found here.