Thursday, August 29, 2013

About Lisa

Hello blog readers! My name is Lisa and I am excited to start this new blog and document all my attempts at domesticity. Does that sound enough like a sub-par cover letter? Writing the first post is always the most intimidating. Here's some information about me: 

I got married a little over two years ago to a pretty awesome guy. We met at work while going to college, became friends, started dating, and got hitched as soon as possible! 

Fast forward to the present and we have a two and a half month old baby boy with a perpetual look of alarm and concern on his face. 

Now I am a full-time mommy and college graduate with some little writing gig on the side. After I was thrust into this world of staying home, I realized that I could really improve my home-making skills. So, with open arms I am embracing my new life, and hoping you'll come along for the ride. 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

About Robin

I'm grasping for interesting tidbits about myself. I'm a mom of two spunky little boys, and I'm married to the luckiest man in the world (just joking, hon. I'm the lucky one). I graduated in new media journalism, but don't take that as permission to critique my writing too much.

My crafting, cooking, and anything else covered in this blog certainly has its roots from watching and learning from my mom, a veritable jack-of-all-home-skill-trades. I still came away from my childhood not knowing much more than the basics; she tried to teach me more, but I resisted. One of the most important home skill lessons I came away with, I think, is knowing what good food tastes like. I may not cook like a pro yet, but I have pretty high standards for what I want my cooking to be. Another lesson I learned is to try new things. Growing up with her as my mom, I just assumed she knew how to do everything, but come to find out later she did a lot of experimenting that happened to work out for her.

I guess that is what this blog is for me: following in the footsteps of my mom, trying to teach myself both skills she learned and some others that she may not have explored. Except, being more accident prone, I'll probably be keeping the fire extinguisher handy.

My crafting is very budget, and health motivated, because we have little expendable income and my husband has health concerns that keep us on the hippie food track. Oh, and we are starting to home school. We might be crazy, so read with caution.