About Me

Grandma and Nora

I love encouraging young (and older) married women–helping each one try to find the balance between being herself, a wife, a full-time student/employee, and a homemaker. I haven’t found that perfect balance yet but enjoy sharing the journey.

I have been married to my wonderful husband for over 30 years. We have three awesome sons, a great daughter-in-love, and an adorable granddaughter. (Another granddaughter is due in February.)

We have recently moved from our home of twenty years to a rented duplex, and we are embracing the challenge of container gardening and “white wall” decorating. I work full-time but am in love with being at home creating a place of peace and rest, joy and fun, ministry and healing. I enjoy the challenge of finding the balance between work, self-care, marriage & family, and homemaking. I graduated from college four years ago (when I was forty-something) through an Adult Evening Program while working full-time and caring for my family and home.

I love sharing my experience and knowledge in the homemaking arts: canning and food preserving, cooking and baking, sewing, needle crafts, hospitality, gardening, home decor, cleaning (although this one is definitely not my favorite!), and more. I am an avid reader, love crafting and taking pictures (and am trying to learn the basics of good amateur photography), and am our family historian. I enjoy welcoming family and friends into my home, and inviting new friends into my world through my blog.