I have been a stay at home mom since the birth of my oldest (now) 20 year old daughter, (I have 2 beautiful girls) so for 20+ years now my job has been to love, nurture and care for my family of four humans, 2 dogs, 2 horses, and various animals going in and out of our lives like fish, chicks, guinea pigs, and birds. (thankfully no reptiles)
I learned to love cooking and entertaining from my mother, who was truly masterful and gifted with the art of homemaking. While I hold a degree in Microbiology, my interests have taken me in to catering, banking, outbound sales, finally settling on motherhood and domestic goddess. (It’s a word my girlfriend came up with and I think its’ perfect!)
When I had my children I fell in love with being at home.. Not being far out of college and at home on one income, I had to squeeze pennies by learning how to garden and grow my own produce, clean, organize, decorate and be frugally crafty, cook, shop, and entertain on a budget. And this was all before Pintrest, twitter, and access to DIY YouTubes! It was a wonderful and instructive time in my life. We have since moved from the coast, ending up in the Mid-Western frozen flatlands.
At this stage of my life, my girls are fledging the nest to college, while my husband and I explore and expand how to be a couple again.
My life is a series of experiences, full of failures, tragedy, hardship, success, joy and blessings. I hope that my passion for all things domestic and family inspires others to take the time to stop and smell the roses (or stinkweed if the circumstance dictates), and really embrace what is an overlooked part of our lives. The Art of Homemaking.