Growing up in Texas my time was spent studying, doing school plays, keeping up with church activities, or enjoying the Houston heat. While studying acting at Brigham Young University I met my Mr. Perfect (green eyes and all), married him, and moved into a basement apartment in Utah.
Then in February of 2011 we moved into a new home and in May I became a Mom. A whole house to take care of and no job to hide behind, I suddenly came to a distressing knowledge of my lack of homemaking skills:
Cooking? Monday: ground beef, Tuesday: ground beef, Wednesday: canned soup, Thursday: chicken! - just kidding, it's ground beef.
Cleaning? Is there some special technique to sweeping or wait a second, there are homes that don't have dishwashers?! And my dryer doesn't actually dry, now what?
Babies? Well I think I baby sat somewhere back in the stone age but I don't really remember.
Budgeting? *sound of brain functions melting down*
Sewing, decorating, and all other homemaking facets followed this same dismal pattern.
After a short period of wallowing and making ridiculous comparisons to the sturdy "pioneers", I gathered up what pride I had left and charged forward into the lemon-scented, dime-saving, diaper-changing, recipe-rounding, homemaking life. There have been stumbles (how was I supposed to know a stove could catch fire like that?), but definitive steps have been made forward. I no longer feel useless, but rather able and ready for the challenges that motherhood brings. My mission? Helping other homemakers out of the "I can't do this" days. My motto? Oh, I Got This! and so do You!
Some of my random interests: singing along with Journey songs, making up silly words, experiencing new things, being out of doors, finding different ways to make my son giggle, acquiring new skills.
A few of my favorite things: macaroni and cheese, the color yellow, country music, Pride and Prejudice the movie, 1800's era books.