Thanks for visiting my blog! Here are a few things to help you get to know me better.
I am a Las Vegas, Nevada native. Although I’ve lived in and visited many other places, I still have a connection to the desert where I grew up, with a fondness for the warm sunshine, rugged beauty, and the mystery which it holds. My perfect world consists of my handsome sweetheart, adorable children, fat cats and dogs, and a pet puffer fish. I have an insatiable love (obsession) for Christmas and Halloween, and would gladly celebrate them year round if I were allowed.
I’m a wife and mother, homemaker, DIY crafter, and avid baker. I’ve been a blogger off and on since 2010. Throughout that time I’ve had many passions and goals. For a long time I worked on the rough draft a fantasy novel, but motherhood and a brief battle with thyroid cancer have both compelled me to put that on a shelf while I pursue my greater passion, which is honestly to enjoy my family and spread joy to the people I care about. I learned that life is short, so spend I doing the things I love.
I’ve been a cook and baker my entire life. I come from a long line of home bakers, and both of my grandmothers were well known for their baking prowess. One of my grandmothers used to make stunning multi-tiered wedding cakes, and my other grandmother was known for her award-winning pies. The best lessons they taught, which my mother also instilled within me was the humble pride and reward of being self-sufficient in as many ways possible. Some of my earliest memories are of the hours I spent observing my mother in the kitchen kneading bread, preparing a meal, or working on projects for the family, and she would often allow me to help. Activities like baking bread and preserving foods were so commonplace to her, but they are life skills to me. She has no clue how much of a domestic goddess she is. The goal of this blog is to share the many skills and tips that I learned growing up, as well as so many more that I’ve learned throughout the years, so we can all feel like modern domestic goddesses in our own rights.