Our Corner Of The World

  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!


72 thoughts on “Our Corner Of The World”

  1. Thank you for stopping by my blog and the “Like” of my post.

  2. I just nominated you for the beautiful blogger award

  3. who could ever resist an invitation like that? Certainly not me! I am looking forward to hearing about your two kinds of life, mingled together, but still home!
    Maybe you could give some tips and ideas of a DIYer to someone who has never even tried it.
    Congratulations on the new blog and I wish you every happiness, friendship and success

    • Thanks so much, Patrecia — I’m so glad to meet you, and glad you stopped by Mrs. City Boy! Actually, since you mention it, I need to change this About page, since we’ve now been living here almost a year — I’m still new to blogging, but now have a whole three months under my belt, lol! I put in a follow on your blog, and look forward to keeping caught-up with you!

  4. Heartafire said:

    sounds like a very cool life you are living…enjoying your blog very much. Strange how many dogs are named Lucy….My dog is Tide. Keep writing good stuff.

    • So glad you’re enjoying visiting here and welcome!
      Yeah, Lucy wasn’t our first choice for a dog name, but the breeders gave it to her and she was used to it (we weren’t her first owner). I would never in a million years have thought to give the name Tide to a dog — how totally cool!
      Thanks so much for being so encouraging, visiting and following!

  5. You do have a beautiful, thoughtful blog.

  6. Becky THANK YOU SO MUCH for reblogging my post!!! I am honored and you are AWESOME!!! Thank you & cheers!

  7. Hi…thanx for stopping by my blog…& its great to read your posts & your thoughts. I am glad that we met here :)

  8. I’ve recently switched my food blog over to be self-hosted which I hope will make it more user-friendly in the future. As a result, if you were following Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen via email, WordPress, or using RSS feeds through Google Reader or some other way, you are no longer subscribed. If you wish to continue receiving future posts from my blog you will need to re-subscribe. Sorry for the inconvenience, Teresa.

  9. Hi Becky… glad to meet you. Your blog so thoughtful… I like it.. :)
    Thank you for taking time to stop by my blog, read and send me those sweet words.
    Blessing to you and your family… !!

  10. Good Morning, Becky…how are you??

  11. Thanks for the many visits to the blog Becky!

  12. “In this big, wide world there is a little slice of heaven in each of our lives–home.” Beautiful and inspiring story. A story that warms the heart and make you smile. We can have the best of both worlds. We take with us the best of where we came from and combine that with the best of where we are now. My wife and I left our homes in the Philippines to come to America. The contrast of East and West is so huge that it took time for us to call it out new home. Now, we get to celebrate the good side of both worlds like it’s the most natural thing.

    • Your life in the Philippines was, indeed, quite a stark contrast to life here, I’m sure! For your family to have adapted the way you all have is admirable. I did not adapt nearly as well when I only moved from Missouri to Texas (I’m a total baby)! Thank you for the kind words, and I’m so glad I found your most interesting and enlightening blog!

  13. Thanks for stopping by too, you have a lovely blog, and I love babies, so the visit here was worthwhile! Best Wishes!

    • Well thank you! I pinned your Apricot Coconut Chocolate cake so I could try it sometime — I’m looking forward to it! I’m so glad you enjoyed your visit and my pictures of our granddaughter — it’s hard to take a bad picture of babies!

  14. Guten Tag kam auf deiner Seite hier und lasse dir ganz liebe Grüße hier, ein sehr schöner Blumenblog toll einen schönen Sonntag wünscht dir Klaus aus Köln

    • Greetings to you, too, Klaus! So happy you stopped by and thank you for the kind words! We have beautiful Spring weather here so all the flowers are blooming beautifully — please stop by again sometime!

      Grüße an dich auch, Klaus! So glücklich du nicht mehr durch und ich danke Ihnen für die freundlichen Worte! Wir haben schöne Frühlingswetter hier so schön die Blumen blühen – bitte besuchen Sie auch irgendwann!

  15. seventytwo722 said:

    Hi Becky, thanks for liking my blog post, have a great day! :)

  16. Liebste Becky einen sehr schönen Freitag und ein tolles Wochenende wünscht dir Klaus und sei ganz lieb gegrüßt.

  17. Einen schönen Freitag hab deine Geschichte gelesen ,ja wie das Leben so spielt sei ganz lieb gegrüßt Klaus aus Köln

    • Wahrscheinlich habe ich zu viel sagen und sollte die Geschichte kürzer haben, aber Sie sind so eine Art, es zu lesen und ich bin so froh, dass du getan hast! Ich hoffe, Ihre Woche gut geht!

  18. Ja liebste Becky so isses wollte dir noch schnell ganz lieb grüßen und dir den Tag versüßen ganz viele liebe Grüße Klaus

  19. Einen schönen Dienstag wünsche ich dir und bleib gesund und ganz viele liebe Grüße sende ich dir Klaus

  20. Liebste Becky ja wenn man umzieht und dann sein zu Hause findet das ist wunderschön,ich habe lange dafür gebraucht,mein Beruf war Koch heute Rentner,lernte in Gelsenkirchen ,arbeitete in Düsseldorf ,Oldenburg ,dann im Schwarzwald,Bodensee Insel REICHENAU Iserlohn Küchenchef Heidelberg-Meisterprüfung gemacht dann an der Ahr Altenahr um nicht immer Sonntags und Feiertags zu arbeiten wurde ich Restaurantmanager im Kaufhof, und da lernte ich auch meine Frau kennen und so fand ich dann auch mein zu Hause wo ich meine Heimat fand und bin glücklich und sehr froh hier in Köln zu leben ,so liebste Becky das ist meine Geschichte sei ganz herzlichst gegrüßt Klaus

    • Mein Mann Frank hat Deutschland vor Jahren gewesen, und er sagt, er erinnert sich Köln als schönes Land. Ich kann verstehen, warum Sie dort leben zu genießen!
      Wenn Sie einen Blog Kochen hatte es wohl sehr beliebt sein, lol – viele Menschen lieben es, Rat von einem Koch bekommen, wie Sie zum Kochen! Aber Sie nehmen große Fotografien, so würde ich nicht wollen, dass Sie damit aufhören!
      Ich bin mit Google Translate, da ich nicht weiß, Deutsch, und ich hoffe, es ist richtig übersetzen. Ich habe bemerkt, dass es nicht immer.
      Ich schätze Sie sehr viel für mein Blog lesen – ich viel Spaß beim Lesen Ihr!

  21. Liebste Becky danke dir für deinen lieben Besuch und wünsche dir einen schönen Abend kLAUS

  22. Heartafire said:

    Are you german Becky? I spent a year in Bitburg a few years back, my Deutsch is conversational , not fluent. My address is http://shakeyourtailfeathers.wordpress.com/
    Love your blog!

    • Actually I’m more of a Heinz 57, lol, but my husband’s mother, Maria, is from Austria — she came over to America when she married Frank’s dad and said she learned English by reading the Bible. Tough lady! I speak very little of the language, but I catch the occasional word from Maria. Sounds like you’ve had an interesting and well-traveled life! The photographs I’ve seen entice me to travel there, among other places, and someday I hope to go there. Thanks so much for the address, and I look forward to following you again!

      • Heartafire said:

        Same here becky, I am blown away by your writing.
        I think it is outstanding…I am green with envy when I read what I wish I had though of , lol! You have
        a true gift with word, girl!

        • I am truly appreciative of your kind words, Heart — to be honest, I have always felt far and away out-shined by your writing. Thank you so very much — you have made my week!

  23. Wonderful blog you have here I look forward to reading more.

  24. Becky you are such a great writer and neighbor, just wanted you to know that I appreciate you soooooo much!

  25. Congratulations I have nominated you for the Awsome Blossom award. Here is the link add to your blog proudly if you please or share with another blogger who has touched you deeply. Pay it forward as someone wonderful named a.j. did for me. Melody http://ajaytao2010.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/awesome-blossom.jpg?w=200&h=240#038;h=150

    • Thank you so much, Melody! I usually don’t do the award things, but I so very much appreciate you thinking of me and my blog, and I certainly will pass this on — thanks again for your kindness, and I hope you are having a blessed day!

  26. I believe as you your home should be a restful retreat for ALL who live and enter! With food and warm fire or picture perfect windows that let in the morning and evening light. I have such a beautiful dream of my future home how lucky you are to have yours now! Good luck on those old bins in the garage!

    • Well, thank you, Jasmine! You’ve created a wonderful picture in my mind of sun streaming through windows or hot chocolate and being toasty-warm inside the house while cold and snow are outside. Those are wonderful things whether it is in a mansion or a shack, and so I have a feeling you are very close to your dream house already!
      Well, there are still plastic bins and boxes filling half of our garage, but then we hauled a load back from storage, so I have an excuse, LOL! Thanks so much for the well wishes and for stopping by, and please drop in again any time!

  27. Becky thank you so much for the Apple Blossom Award. It is so beautiful!!!! giant hugs my friend

  28. Liebe Becky danke für deine so lieben Worte,ja die Übersetzung von Google ist nicht perfekt aber man kann es immer lesen und das finde ich super ,und es freut mich jedes mal von dir zu hören,eine liebe gute Nacht wünscht dir Klaus und einen schönen Sonntag

  29. Liebe Becky der Winter steht vor der Tür hier haben wir nur 5 Grad Plus ,sieht nach Schnee aus aber da kann ich gerne verzichten,das Übersetzungsprogramm wählt manchmal Worte dir man nicht so gemeint hat aber man versteht was gemeint ist ein schönen Donnerstag und sei ganz lieb gegrüßt Klaus.

  30. Liebe Becky haben gestern schon die ersten Weihnachtseinkäufe getätigt ja die Zeit vergeht so schnell ruck zuck ist das Jahr herum einen gemütlichen Sonntag und einen schönen Start in die neue Woche Klaus

    • Hallo, Klaus! Es klingt reiz es mit all dem Schnee und Weihnachtsfest! Wir haben gerade unseren ersten Schneesturm des Winters hier, und es ist schön, zu. Ich hoffe, dass Sie mit einem guten Winter und dass Sie sich bereit für ein wunderbares Weihnachten! Unsere Temperaturen sind nicht so günstig wie bei Ihnen, aber es ist schon richtig kalt hier. Ich hoffe, Ihnen einen wunderbaren, gesegnet Wochenende!

  31. I have nominated you for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award. Congrats — do as you will with it. :D Thanks for you your support.

    http://lifeinthecitywithafuture.wordpress.com/2013/12/01/dragons-loyalty-award/

    • Thank you so much, Colleen! I’m so glad you thought about me, and even though I don’t usually participate in the awards things, I appreciate you so much for your kindness!

  32. Liebe Becky dein Blog ist sehr schön gestaltet so richtig weihnachtlich einen gemütlichen 2 Advent wünsche ich dir Klaus

  33. Thanks for blogging. I´m from Germany and Blogging about pregnancy and Baby. Your Blog is really beautiful …. Have I nice christmas …

    • Thank you very much, Svenja! I’m so glad you dropped by for a visit, and you have certainly chosen a popular topic to blog about! Blessings and wishes for a wonderful Christmas to you, too!

  34. Thanks as always for dropping by!

  35. Liebe Becky ganz viele liebe Grüße aus dem Schneefreien Köln und bei 10 Grad warm wünsche ich dir einen schönen Sonntag und einen guten Start in die neue Woche Klaus

  36. Liebe Becky von so viel Schnee können wir nur träumen hier ist es zwar kälter geworden aber das wars schon einen schönen Dienstag und sei ganz lieb gegrüßt Klaus

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