About Me

Welcome to my blog! See the gal over on the right? That's me with my three guys and I write this blog. Our life is full of dirty laundry piles, messy rooms, temper tantrums and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches...which makes life a bit crazy, but fun! To be real here, 5 years ago, if you would have asked me if I ever thought of being a stay-at-home-mom, I would have said a big, NO WAY. I've never been a tidy person, never really cooked a real meal before I was 23, and hated doing laundry.

But, my life took a turn. When I started having babies, my desires changed. I wanted to take care of my family more than I wanted a career or anything else, which was very strange to me. And while it sometimes feels like a thankless job, it has been a source of growth and fulfillment to me as a woman, and has been such a joy in my life. But as much as I love being a wife and mom to the three best guys a girl could ask for, it is not really all  that I am. I am first and foremost a follower of Jesus, and am constantly seeking how to best live out my identity in Him; and one of those ways I am doing that is by trying to take care of my family in the best way possible. I don't have it all figured out, and never will. But, learning more every day makes me want to inspire and share it with others.

About this blog:
The idea for this bog has been in the making for a long time. Most women think of their household responsibilities as "duties," but I truly feel that what we think of as our duties can become delights. Can we change our outlook? I don't know, but I'm going to try.

I have been so inspired by books and by others to be more resourceful, more healthy, more frugal, and more aware. This blog is meant to be an account of my journey in doing that, in learning how to be the best possible wife, mom and woman that God wants and equips me to be. And not only doing that, but taking joy and delight in doing that. And what good is wisdom if its kept to yourself? I believe that we were meant to be a blessing to others, so please join me in my journey...and I hope we both learn some things along the way!

Disclaimer and Copyright

All information provided on this site is for informational purposes only. Whether you try any of my methods or ideas is totally up to you. I am in no way saying you should do everything the way I do, every family is different and you should find out what's best for yours. I would, however, be delighted if you tried some new things in your own lives (whether be my ideas, your own, or someone else's), and shared it with me.

Also, you may use any of the content of this blog for your own personal use, but please do not take the ideas on my blog and claim them as your own. You may link back to my site with proper credit. This is much appreciated.

Helpful Sites

The Frugal Girl (frugality, repurposing, etc)

The Pioneer Woman (recipes)

MCP Actions (photography, PS/PSE actions)

Coffeeshop Blog (photography, digital design and PS freebies)

Digital Photography School (photography)