I’m a momma who believes in Jesus first, family second and everything else after.
Some may call it mundane, but I feel like I’m living my dream.
I’m a 90’s baby that grew up in Tuscaloosa, AL with my momma, daddy, and two sisters. My daddy is a dentist and my momma stayed at home with us girls, and I’m so thankful she did. Now that I’m married with a child of my own, I see just how much having a full-time homemaker positively impacted our family.
I believe that differences are made in big ways with small gestures and intimate settings. From tidy homes with fresh linens, to warm baked banana bread sitting on the counter sliced and ready for visitors, it’s the little things that go a long way in providing a soft landing spot for loved ones.
Ever since I can remember, it’s been my dream to have a family of my own and to pour my time and energy into making a home for my husband, children, and friends. Sounds old fashioned, but what’s that quote about “if you want to make a difference in the world, start in the home”? Well, I belive that wholeheartedly because I’ve witnessed it firsthand.
Our home wasn’t perfect. My littlest sister, Laura, was diagnosed with metachromatic leukodystrophy at age two, and remained extremely disabled until her death at 14 years of age in 2010. It meant that our family heavily relied on each other, and my mother took care of us all 24/7. While life wasn’t perfect, our home was always warm, always welcoming, meals were always shared around the dinner table, and the door was always open whether for a neighbor to come over and borrow milk, or for serious conversations about life.
Throughout the years, I realized that having my own mother home meant that I learned many important lessons about how to keep a house.
I learned how to sew on buttons and make curtains, how to tie bows for wreaths, how to make a hearty bowl of stew, the perfect way to cook cornbread, and which products work best when scrubbing the shower.
Many of these tips and tricks have been useful to friends throughout the years, but the thing that has always stood apart the most was how close our family is. Now that I’ve transitioned to staying at home with my own family, I decided to finally create a place where I can share, not only tips and tricks for cooking and cleaning, but also discuss those things that truly make a house a home.
I currently live in Northport, AL with my husband Kevin and son Wheeler, as well as our two pups Tucker and Remi. I’m 32, navigating the art of homemaking—with all its ups and downs—and sharing about the experience of it all. There’s messiness, there’s joy, there’s gratitude, there’s melancholy, but above all I’m thankful God has blessed me so!
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