If you are new here, I’m so happy you stopped by my little space here! I’d love to connect with you, so please leave a comment! If you’ve been following for awhile, welcome back. I’d love to hear from you too!! I started a blog back in 2011–(feel free to stalk me here, I totally don’t mind; I’d do it too!)
I am a 37 year old woman married to the love of my life. We have been together 10.5 years, married for 8 and have two kiddos (a 5 year old girl and a 3 year old boy). We also have two crazy dogs! I stay home and my husband works crazy hours. We have a very 1950’s style marriage and I couldn’t be happier. (I’m happiest in the home!)
It wasn’t always this way…back in 2011, I decided that teaching English 7-12 for 8 years was good enough, and I’d give it a go staying home as a housewife. Boy did that get a lot of looks and comments!
My husband Joe and I decided that he worked enough hours and if anything, it’d make more sense to stay home because my district looked as though there’d be cuts in a year or so anyway. I had driven about a 45 minute-one hour commute to and then another 45 -1 hour home each day. It was about 2 hours of my life daily and as much as I loved the students and the school, it was a lot.
How did I spend my time? Well, I certainly enjoyed it! It was a nice buffer for what was to come, I’ll tell ya that much! I perfected my cooking skills; think Food Network star worthy dinners 4-5x a week. Yeah, that kind of backfired once I had kids, haha! Hubby was like, um….and I was like, ya here’s another pasta dish! I feel like now that we’re into a groove, my oldest is in Kindergarten and I have one in preschool 2 days a week, for 2 hours each, I have my head on a little more straight.
That said, we also decided to change up our side hustle a bit. We had accumulated some rental properties, but decided to get into the Rent to Own business. It’s awesome!! It’s also a lot of work; don’t be fooled.
We have a total of 9 properties and some amazing tenant buyers we are able to help out. They are able to rent out one of our homes until they’re capable of getting a mortgage. All they really need is a down payment & to afford the monthly rent–it’s so awesome to help people like this!
I still try to cook breakfast, lunch and dinner daily for my family. It’s not easy, as my husband has Crohn’s, the kids are, well, kids and don’t eat Kale & spinach readily, imagine that!! My diet works best if it’s lean proteins, lots of veggies, some fruit & complex carbs. I enjoy food, do NOT get me wrong! I love burgers, tacos, steaks, grits, fries–and a good old mac and cheese! However, I’ve learned how my body best responds to food and I definitely plan on sharing that in some blogs. Stay tuned!
I am a Stella & Dot Stylist as a very part-time hustle. I just love the accessories and helping other women feel a little more confident and cute! It’s nice to connect and talk fashion with fabulous ladies.
I absolutely love to dance; it’s probably my favorite thing ever. I just love moving and grooving to the music. Luckily my hubby and kids love it too. In fact, that’s one of the biggest things I look forward to with the cooler months ahead: Dance parties!
I am not perfect, nor do I try to be. I make a ton of mistakes, learn as I go and try to enjoy every moment of this crazy ride called life. Blogging is a way for me to keep my memories alive, share in hopes of helping another, and cherish what I’ve been given.
You may find me all dolled up in red bottoms, rocking an LV, or I may be in days old hair, sweatshirt & walking our land in the country. We are really hoping to build this coming Spring and I am beyond excited.
As for religion, all I can say is that I am spiritual. I feel like that’s a whole post/topic in and of itself, but I’m on journey that is for sure! There’s so much ‘wrong vs right’ when it comes to “being a Christian” I honestly find it ridiculous and a bit hypocritical at times. I do love Gangster rap, I tend to swear from time to time & I love short dresses. According to some, I can’t love Jesus too, and if that’s true, then okay. (Yes, I love me some Rachel Hollis.)
I have put blogging on the back burner for many reasons/excuses, but here I am ready to rock and roll this October. Here’s to an awesome week!
Don’t be shy, say hi! I’d love to read and follow some new blogs.