So, this week I decided to do five facts about me for those that are new readers! I haven’t done an introduction in a long time so I figured I’d better get to it! Besides, it should be fun and give y’all a better idea of the kind of person that blogs here at Wife+Mum. 😉
Here we go….
1 – I am 26yrs old, I’ve been married to my handsome hubby, Jay, for 6 years and we have 3 kiddos, Roy (5), Meg (3) and Liam (2). We are Christians and we were both homeschooled through High School. We also come from some of those crazy large families with tons of children, I have 10 siblings, my husband has 5. And we both think it is AWESOME!!!! 😀
2 – I grew up on a farm and loved all things animals. We had goats, chickens, a horse (mine 🙂 ) and dogs. I can remember waking up every morning to go milk the goats and feed everyone and it was some of the best times. And I got really strong hands with all the milking. Weird thing to mention but true. 😛 I owned an Arab and she was one of the most stubborn and challenging horses but I was just so excited to have my own horse that I didn’t care. Looking back she also taught me a thing or two about patience and also being willing to admit when you are in over your head. Great thing to learn, that. 🙂
3 – I originally started this blog to document all my sewing projects of which there were many and it’s been an off again, on again kind of thing. I’d get busy, forget to post, get back in to it and then forget again. You get the idea. Anyways, I don’t sew nearly as much as I used to but now that I have a little girl I’m slowly breaking out the sewing machine again and getting back into it. I can’t wait to show you the nightgown I made for her in all it’s finished glory. My kind sis helped me figure out the collar and now I can forge ahead. So, hurray for sisters that can sew anything, and I mean, anything! Thanks again, sis! 🙂 Oh, and I have several projects planned in anticipation of little Miss’s birthday next week that I’m excited to share as well. It’s so much more fun to make clothes for a little girl that absolutely LOVES clothing. I mean, she changes her outfit multiple times a day if I’m not careful. Little girls are so fun! 😉 Boys too, of course. Just in a different way! 🙂
4 – I am very much into natural living! I make a lot of our household products including all-purpose spray, laundry soap, hand soap, stain remover….and so on. I do lots of from-scratch cooking with the most natural ingredients I can source and we try to stick to a healthier diet. I also make or buy natural personal hygiene products including all makeup, facial stuff like cleanser, toner, moisturizer and shampoo and conditioner. Did I mention I usually only wash my hair every 7-10 days? Sounds yucky, I know, but it truly works and I promise my hair isn’t a disgusting, oily mess on day 10. Sometime I should do a post about what I do. It’s amazing how it actually works really! So, other natural stuff is deodorant, first aid, pre-natal care…and the list goes on. I will say that the natural lifestyle might not be for everyone and that’s okay. I love how it works for our family and I’ve never felt better but each person needs to do what works for them! 🙂
5 – When my husband and I got married we moved into a small 300 square foot cabin out in the boonies. We had no running water and had attached a small camper to the back of the cabin that had our kitchen, bathroom and bedroom in it. And it was awesome! Shocked? I’m not surprised that it might not be for everyone but we loved it! There were the drawbacks of a more tiny, rustic home such as having to haul ALL water, the occasional mice invasions and the wasps that lived in the sheet metal roof that came down to terrorize us every day. But, we were newlyweds and it was paradise! I truly think that all those things only helped us grow closer together! Don’t think it was all that bad. Truly. There was so much that was amazing. It was our first home. We lived in the country which we both loved. The cabin was quaint and rustic but super cute, it even had a swing on the front porch. And not long after we got married and moved in we were able to drill a well (debt free. Yay! 🙂 ) so no more hauling water. Eventually we decided to sell it because even though we loved our little place, we had baby #2 on the way (and no room for her crib AND Roy’s crib. Yikes!) and we needed to either stay and put a lot more work into the place, or sell and find something that we liked even better. After renting for 5 years we recently bought another home and we are slowly working on renovating it. I love all the DIY projects and the wonderful freedom that comes from owning our own home again!
So, there you have it! Five random facts about me.
What do you think, would you ever move into a tiny home?
Would you like me to write more about our more natural lifestyle?
Until next time,