From my little corner of the world…welcome!
I’ve been married for almost 20 years to an amazing man and we have 5 great kids.
We live in the middle of the nowhere among the hills in southern Iowa. Our nearest neighbors are Amish.
My husband and I moved from the city to our homestead 11 years ago. We lived in a dreary old farmhouse (the hovel) that was already here while we worked to renovate a big beautiful farmhouse (the mansion) that we moved on to the property. It took us 9 years.
We moved in November of 2008. 🙂
In my spare time I want to learn how to restore the patches of native prairie we have on the property.
I love fiction books, old quilts, and Hallmark movies.
I don’t like rye bread, politics, and science fiction.
I’m a big gardener – which means I have a big garden and grow really big weeds! 🙂
I love cooking and baking.
I shop thrift stores.
I lost almost 40 pounds in the last year.
I’ve been blogging now for almost 3 years.
I blog because I love words. I love to play with words and move them around. But mostly I blog because I feel a need to create something that doesn’t immediate get eaten! 🙂
I blog about my life, my faith, and my family. Sometimes I have deep thoughts. Sometimes I’m just silly.
Thanks for stopping by!
7 thoughts on “About Me”
Where do you find the time girl! Talk to you soon!
Love you blog. Added you to my blogroll. Smoothie looks good!
I so love you site! The Country way of life is WONDERFUL! Glad to have another country gal on my list of friends. GO COUNTRY! Yee Haw!
Hello, I found your blog by backtracking on your name, after you had left a comment on another blog. We have a lot in common besides a name, I have enjoyed reading your blog and just wanted to say hello.
I just found you on Kristal’s (Knit1Kids4) blog…you sound like my kind of person…blue jeans and tee shirts…
Looking forward to reading you…
Hi Melinda – thanks so much for leaving your nice comment at my blog. I enjoyed reading about you and will definitely be back to visit.
found you through Tues. Garden party – looking forward to hearing all about your garden. And I briefly read about your farmhouse – what’s the status update on that??