Blog Hop ’10

Once again Pensive Robin is hosting a Blog Hop – which is kind of like a Open House for bloggers. I’ve met some of the sweetest people on previous Blog Hops and I’m so excited to meet some more!

So – hey everybody- come on in and make yourself at home!

Let me introduce myself!

I’m Melinda – a 40 something country gal living with my amazing husband and five kids on our land in the beautiful hills of southern Iowa. Our nearest neighbors are Amish.

My husband and I will celebrate 20 years of marriage next week!

I have a huge gardens, an orchard, lots of chickens, crazy hormones, 3-1/2 teenagers, 1 1/2 pre-teens, and a big old farmhouse that we are renovating.

And I’m a chocoholic.


I ate the head of a caramel Santa Claus for breakfast. I found him in the freezer when I went looking for cheese. He just looked at me and said, “Eat me already – I’ve been in here since December!”   🙂

My other addictions include Food Network, Christian fiction, cooking, baking, and thrift store shopping.

Both my husband and I have large – slightly crazy families – so I have massive amounts of company – sometimes for a week at a time. I love feeding the multitudes!

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I write about raising teens, growing old, country living and the craziness of life.

Sometimes I’m silly. Sometimes I’m serious. But I try to always stay real.

Thanks for stopping by!

Come back soon!