To my regular readers – I’m interrupting my regular scheduled postings to participate in a Blog Hop today. So what’s a Blog Hop? Well – it’s kind of like an open house, or a meet and greet. Other bloggers stop by to meet me – and I hop over to other blogs to meet them. I’ve found the sweetest people on past blog hops! It’s a great way to get “out of the house” on a cold and dreary January day!
Hey everybody! Come on in – just shake the snow off! My name is Melinda and I live here with Jan, my husband of 20 years and our five kiddos ranging from 18 years down to 10.
“Here” is our homestead in the middle of nowhere in the rolling hills of southern Iowa (yes – Iowa does have hills!).
Our nearest neighbors are Amish.
We moved here from the big city 12 years ago and have been slowly making it home ever since.
We’re still renovating the big old 1920 farmhouse that we moved on to the land. It’s my “dream-come-true” home!
I love old wood furniture, thrift stores and a good book.
And I love chocolate – I mean really love chocolate – like obsessed with chocolate.
I’ve discovered that living with teens is not for the faint of heart and that my husband gets more wonderful every year. 🙂
And food. We really like food.
We have lots of company – some for a day, some for an overnight, some for a week. 🙂
We especially love cousins!
Someday I hope to learn to take really cool pictures and find a knob that fits my bathroom door.
I collect recipes, Christmas movies, and old books.
And did I mention that I like chocolate? 🙂
Sometimes it’s serious.
Sometimes it’s funny.
Sometimes it’s just plain silly.
But it’s always full of love.
Thanks for stopping by and come back soon!
I love company!
There’s always something cooking in the kitchen, some deep thought to ponder, or a funny story to share!
I’ve linked this post up with the Blizzard Blog Hop hosted by Household6 Diva.