Martha meet Bob....I always fancied myself as a "Martha Stewart/Bob Villa" kinda gal...one who could cook, sew, organize, refinish, build, etc.
In many respects I am a "jack of all trades" and honestly, a "master" of none. But I enjoy doing it all...well, maybe not actually the act of DOING it all, but the results! A beautiful decorative pillow, a refinished piece of furniture, a new built in bookcase, a meal my family loves.
So this website is my way of sharing what I do...and what others do...that make our lives beautiful and fulfilling and wonderful and enjoyable.
All things wonderful! My treasures!
STAY TUNED! One by one I will post the projects I have completed over the years and all the fun stuff I am doing today...again, I was DIYing before it became vogue!!! And along the way I will throw in some thoughts on parenting (ha, that will be interesting) recipes, sewing tips and torments (I say that because I HATE to sew but love the results) and much more!!!
First and foremost, I am my kid's mom!
Sarah, my oldest daughter, is a full time wife to Joel and mom to my two grandsons, Camden (15) and Ashton (8), and a part time paralegal. In 2016 she graduated from college with honors! She enjoys "projecting" too but its tough to do when you are chasing two active boys...I know, I did it for years!!!
Mitchell, my oldest son, is a graduate of the University of Southern California (Fight On!!). He is an EMT and is currently working at Phoenix Children's Hospital.
Matt, my youngest son, is a graduate of Henderson State University and received his master's degree in the spring of 2015. He is licensed as a commercial pilot and is currently a pilot for a private charter company.
Katie, my youngest daughter, graduated from high school with "highest honors" in the spring of 2015 and is an honors sophomore chemical engineering student at the University of Arkansas. She has the voice of an angel and is major smart!!!
I have one dog now (Ginger left us June 6, 2015, a day after her 13th birthday,) Cleo, an Anatolian Shepherd and 5 cats, Ms. Kitty, Simon, Litty, Mr. Jinx and Finley. Yes, you read right....five. I know, I am well on my way to being the "crazy cat lady."
Brian is my "better half." We are not married, we do not live together, and we are not in any hurry to do either. We have "dated" for 15 years. When people ask WHY we don't get married, the answer is simple...we are happier than any married couple we know....why risk it. He is truly one of the most wonderful people you will ever meet and I am grateful for his love, respect and companionship. Together we share a love of our family, sports, going to auctions, fly fishing and traveling to Colorado every fall! He is the partner everyone hopes to find in their lifetime, but few do!
Brian has one son, Brandon. He graduated from the UofA in the fall of 2015 and currently works in Bentonville. He and his girlfriend, Taylor, plan to marry in 2017 and they have our grandpuppy, Zoey!
Together, we are a fortunate family. Five wonderful children, two awesome grandkids, one super-duper son in law, one dog and four cats, and two people who love and respect each other.
I am what they classify as a "small business owner." I own a small apartment complex, 36 units, and basically "do it all." I am the painter, landscaper, plumber, electrician, appliance repairman, roofer, tiler...if it needs doing, I do it....the "handy woman!" I learned a long time ago...every dime I pay to someone is money out of my pocket....so if I don't know how to do it, I google it or call someone who can walk me through it (my SIL is an electrician...he's walked me through a few issues...God bless him!)
And in my spare time, when I am not doing the mom thing or business owner thing, I enjoy "doing it all." Cooking, decorating, refinishing furniture, designing, building, couponing (yes, I'm one of "those" people at the checkout), reading....anything and everything that creates beauty around me.