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 there with me 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 in 2012 brought us back to the southwest Missouri Ozarks, where I’m from, and then a temporary move this past June took us to the delta region of Arkansas for a year so City Boy could finish his hospital chaplain residency. I’ve really missed our Ozark home and hope to get back there soon!
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, and he’s grown to love it! We both continue to learn new things about life every day.
I am a DIYer, a tightwad, a packrat, and a photography buff (although I am still learning and a long way from being great at it), but most of all I want to be the perfect hostess to anyone who comes into my home!
So, learning from others, passing on the things I learn, and learning the best ways of sharing our day-to-day life with wonderful people are what this blog is all about!
Come by our page and visit from time-to-time–you’re always welcome!
- We Love Our Animals (robmahanbooks.com)