Hi! Welcome to my very brand new blog!
I have always loved anything and everything having to do with keeping up a beautiful and happy home. Growing up, my mom taught me that you can always make something special, something delicious and something easy out of almost nothing at all. She made our average, suburban family home into what felt like our own little farm, complete with a garden of veggies in the backyard where a jacuzzi once sat. Dinner was a nightly family affair and if you tried hard enough, you could make or be anything you wanted to.
One of the things my mom always made for us was bread. As a child, I didn't really understand it. I thought bread was pretty cheap to buy and it seemed really hard to make. But when that bread was baking and the house filled with the fresh smell of a soft, chewy loaf, I would run to the kitchen. My absolute favorite thing was a fresh slice of Mom's bread with a little strawberry jam on it. Today, as a wife, I get it. Making bread may take a little bit of time, but the reward is so much greater. And I found that to be true with so many things, besides just a great meal.
Over this last Christmas, I had a few weeks off from work and made a big batch of The Pioneer Woman's Cinnamon Rolls (if you haven't done so yet, I highly recommend you do...and maybe I'll do a post about them in the future), and as I mixed the fresh dough, watched it rise, and smelled it baking in the oven, I made a decision. I decided that what I have learned not only from my mom, but from countless cookbooks, food shows, websites, traveling and life in general, should be shared. My hope is to inspire and I invite you to join me on my endless quest for how to keep my house and family the happiest and healthiest we can be. I plan to post recipes for all kinds of yummy food and drinks, as well as an occasional DIY craft and maybe a travel tip or two, or three :).
Most of all, I plan to share this wonderful lifestyle that my husband and I are so blessed to live and to be the best HomeMaker I can be!
Thank you for finding me!