Hello and welcome to my blog!  I'm not sure how you heard about me, but I want to thank you for stopping by and I really hope you're able to take a peak around the site and enjoy some of the posts as well as some recipes! My goal is to share inspiration and motivation to my readers and give everyone something fun to read. 

Just to tell you a little bit about me, I am HAPPILY married to Bill (my lover/luva as he is referred to). You will read A LOT about him in my blog as he is my other half, my construction worker, labor worker, the man who brings my inspirations to fruition.  He is my high school sweetheart and how he's tolerated me this long, I'll never know...especially since the birth of Pinterest...  Second, I am blessed to be a mom to three now 'young adult' children.  Our home is in the little town of Union, Kentucky about 25 minutes south of Cincinnati, Ohio.  Bill and I grew up in Cincinnati, but we've made Kentucky our home since 2000.  And lastly, I am a cosmetologist with my own schedule and when I'm not working I am having fun decorating, painting and re-purposing, creating, cleaning, baking/cooking, blogging, PINTERESTING, pen pal-ing, GARAGE SALE-ING, and just enjoying the small things in life. 

Like a lot of people, I have always wanted to create a blog. My biggest concern was, what to write, what won't bore people? What could I possible say of any interest?!?! Well, I jumped on the blog wagon and told myself if worse comes to worse I can use it as therapy!  I'm big into making memories and I love to journal and keep diaries of all sorts like my Christmas Memory Book as well as my garden journal.  So you will notice right up front, my blog posts are personal. I try to sound somewhat educated lol, but you will undoubtedly notice grammar errors or misspellings, etc. My writing is just as down home as I am.  I also love taking pictures of anything and everything with my handy dandy camera phone, especially around the house and yard.  I love pictures!  I mean, they're the reason I bought five million gazillion magazines before Pinterest!😂 

Throughout my blog, I like to talk about our home and our yard/gardens.  Bill and I work together with just about everything, but like I said, HE IS THE MAIN LABOR WORKER!  I'm the idea maker!! The blog also allows me to talk about growing up and my desire to slow the pace of life down a notch or two. I also like to talk about my little adventures with weekend getaways or yard saleing and all the little "treasures" and deals I like to find!  Our home is at LEAST 90% decorated with yard sale finds!  Nothing like a little elbow grease, some paint, and some love to give something new life!  I love to show you what I found and how I changed it up and use it in our home so get ready for PICTURES!  Oh, and when I get the urge to cook or bake, I love to share my recipes with everyone.  The recipe tab is located in the middle of the home page or at the top of every page.

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Enjoy the blog and it's really nice to meet you!