I grew up in
the suburbs of Chicago, in a household where the words "budget" and
"coupons" were used a lot. I learned how to use what we had to the best
of our ability, and let nothing go to waste. Now that I am running my
own household, these odd skills have come in handy! I spent the
first half of my childhood raised by my stepmother, a woman with ties to
the Amish community. She taught me how to sew, how to re-use common
objects for practical (and sometimes just fun) uses around the house,
and how to really clean a home. The second
half of my formative years, I spent with my Mother ~ a free spirited,
sometimes crazy, always tough woman who taught me that sometimes, the
chores can wait! Your kids are only young once!
started a family of my own and we moved to a rural town in
Central Illinois, near Springfield. I realized that though I've lived
most of my life in the suburbs, and a large part of my adult life
working in Chicago...I am a country girl at heart! The pace of life is a
bit slower here, the people are friendly, and I secretly have always
wanted to be a homesteader. We
are saving up for what we call our "Forever House", which will
hopefully have just enough land for me to grow our own veggies and
herbs. I love to cook, so this is a big deal to me. I am married, addicted to coffee and a Pisces.
When not writing for Little Mom on the Prairie, I write for Little Mom
Saves, and am a freelance copy writer for several companies.
~What You Can Expect~
will also find my original recipes and crafts, as well as round ups of
crafts from some of my favorite blogs. I have started writing about
working from home, as well. I hope to add more to my gardening page
might sometimes share a special deal from Little Mom Saves, if I think
it is just too good to pass up, or if it is craft/recipe related.
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