Join me, a stay-at-home mom and Navy wife, as I chronicle my trials and errors into the domestic domain. I invite you to follow my endeavors in real-food cooking, natural mothering, home decor, crafts, and more.
In July of 2007, surrounded by friends and family, I became a brand new wife. After our brief honeymoon, we loaded everything we owned into a truck and carted it to a new home in a new state.
Another month and a half later, we packed up to move again. Any military spouse will understand the complications of living with a guy in uniform. My husband’s Navy career might move us often, but I have quickly become an expert at setting up a household.
Fast forward to 2015… Now we have a sweet kindergartener girl, a precious preschooler boy, one sweet baby boy, and our little family is making our way together as a team.
May our abodes always be joyful!
Our abodes so far:
- Pensacola, FL
- Milton, FL
- Meridian, MS
- Hanford, CA
- Lemoore, CA
- California, MD
- Ridgecrest, CA
My Top Posts:
If you are new to my site, you might want to start with my most popular posts. Here are my top posts in a few categories:
- Grain Free Granola Bars
- Paleo Skittles – Taste the (Real Food) Rainbow
- Low Carb Snacks – Homemade Baked Cheese Crisps Recipe
- Homemade York Peppermint Patty Recipe
- BELT Salad (BLT with Egg) with Roasted Asparagus
- A-Freaking-Mazing Artichoke Dip
- The Best Roast Beef
Recipes (From before we went grain-free):
- Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuit Recipe
- Homemade Granola Bar Recipe
- Corn on the Cob – Too Easy for a Recipe!
- How to Make Fluffy Pancakes – (and Chocolate Chip Pancakes)
- Homemade Baked Egg Rolls
- The Newest Member of Our Family – Zora
- Back with a Surprise! – I’m Pregnant!
- 41 Weeks – Welcome to Prodromal Labor
- Welcome, Anneliese Claire
- Anneliese’s Birth Story
- One Month: The Good Stuff and the Hard Stuff
- Francis Joseph’s Birth Day – My Healing Homebirth
- Baby Monitor for iPhone – Best, Easiest, Cheapest, and How to Do it
- How to Make a Woven Wrap Hammock
- Woven Wrap Swing – Winning Mom of the Year
- 25 Handmade Gifts for Toddlers (or Preschoolers)
- How to do Indian Shisha/Mirror Embroidery
- Solving the Jewelry Storage Problem
- How to Make a Bunting
- How to Re-Cover an Ugly Office Chair
- Milton, FL – Craft Room / Office
- Meridian, MS – Living Room Makeover
- Hanford, CA – Baby Room Tour
- Hanford, CA – Welcome to My Living Room
If You Liked Those, You’ll Love What I’ve Got Next!
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My Contact Information:
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