About Me

TheKingsHere 091From my little corner of the world…welcome!

I’m Melinda.

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!


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7 thoughts on “About Me

  1. 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.


  2. 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…


  3. 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??


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