I grew up in small town Iowa and loved every second of it. But my love for my husband was greater, pulling me up 200 miles to the bustling, booming and somewhat terrifying (what would you think if you suddenly had to drive 20 miles to see a star?) Twin Cities about five years ago.
Today, I can proudly say I know how to drive in rush hour (the only rush hour we had in Iowa was because of a combine or a dead deer), wear skinny jeans and tall boots at the same time, and drink Starbucks like it's my job. A lot of people say I've changed, that I've been "cityfied," but trust me, I'm still that country-road loving girl that would prefer a corn field over Target Field any day.
When I took the best man in the universe off the market a few years ago, we also bought a house. In April 2013, we were blessed with one of the best gifts God could give, our son, Eli, and I traded in my job as a public relations professional to be a full-time mom. All together, becoming a wife, momma and homeowner launched me into full-fledged domesticity. I grew up in an amazing family that taught me the value of what hard work and a little sweat could do, so I've been testing the waters in baking, crafting, decorating, diy-ing, cooking, gardening and pretty much any other house related "ing" you can think of to save us money (Mike would say that's debatable) and improve our lives. (Mike says to "please add usually.")
I love reading blogs, drinking coffee and doing pretty much anything with my husband. But above all of that, know that I love the Lord and strive to give him glory in all I do.
So, all that to say, that's a little of what you'll find here. I like to pretend my life is interesting enough to write about and Mike likes it because it's free and it keeps me out of mischief.
To each their own.