In this big, wide world there is a little slice of heaven in each of our lives–home. It’s that speck on the map that is ours, and there is no other place like it in the world. I’ve been to some pretty great places, and some not-so-great, but it was always wonderful to get back to my little corner of the world!
When I got married it was quite a change–I moved from small-town country life to urban city life in one packing of a moving truck, and started a new life of very mixed ways of doing things. The parts of the country I took with me and didn’t leave behind are the same ones that are still with me today.
For me it’s about making my home a haven for anyone who enters, and making it a wonderful respite for those who live here. Right now, it’s down to just me and my wonderful husband, Frank. He’s my City Boy, from Dallas, Texas, and together we’re quite the mix between city and country! A move last year brought us back to southwest Missouri, where I’m from, and we STILL have a garage full of bins that haven’t been touched since we moved!
Oh, and not to forget Lucy–she’s our miniature schnauzer. She thinks she’s very bright, but then I guess she is!
It’s a wonderful thing when a family is able to combine the best of both worlds and learn from each other. I learned a lot from moving out of my element and learning to live in Frank’s, and now he is experiencing the move out of his element and learning about mine. We both continue to learn new things about life every day.
I am a DIYer, always looking for the best ways to make, bake and experience new things. And please, there is nothing wrong with spending less! I mean, if I can make it for a fraction of what I could buy it for, why not put in the extra effort? But trust me, we’re not talking about a LOT of extra effort–if it’s not easy, I won’t be doing it! My City Boy is just the opposite, but he’s starting to come around. He would rather buy things than make them any day of the week, but any more he’s happy to let ME make things without much complaint–seeing the cost savings firsthand is slowly turning him around to my way of thinking.
Sites like Pinterest have made it wonderful to find new ways to be frugal and do things myself, and I also hope to learn to be a better photographer as well. I love taking pictures! Unfortunately, loving it and doing well at it is two different things. I have family members that are very good photographers, but somehow that photography gene slipped right past me. I’m hoping to practice and run across enough tips to get better as I go along.
So, learning from others, passing on the things I learn, and sharing our day-to-day life with wonderful people are what this blog is all about. I’m comparatively new at this, so go easy on me!
Come by our page and visit from time-to-time–you’re always welcome!
- We Love Our Animals (robmahanbooks.com)