DIY, decorating, and navigating through life as a newlywed.

About Me

Ta da!  My happy little family.  This was our attempt at a family Christmas picture this past year, but Zeke wasn't having any of it.  He was not a fan of sitting still for more than the 10 seconds required to take said photo.  

I met Bobby when I was a junior in high school while we were lifeguards at the same pool.  We went on our first date in 2005 and have been together ever since!  We were married in a perfect ceremony on August 6, 2010.  

I am a middle school teacher, while my hubby works for an insurance company in town.  I love to do all things crafty -- scrapbooking, making cards, painting, making jewelry, and just about anything else you can think of that involves spending time and money at Hobby Lobby.  I'm also a big fan of cooking, and love to try new recipes whenever possible. 

Besides teaching, I also coach a swim team in town and have been doing that for nearly 8 years now.  I love it!  I swam competitively from age 5-18, so it's something that is more of a hobby for me and less of a job.

I'm originally from Wisconsin, so I love beer, brats, and the Green Bay Packers!  I was lucky enough to find a man from Illinois who is almost as big of a Packers fan as me.

We adopted our puppy, Zeke, on August 30, 2010. Zeke is a Pit Bull and honestly the sweetest dog I've met in my life.  After all of the bad stuff that happened to him before we adopted him, I really don't know how he is as sweet as he is.  He had a bad start to life, but we're so happy that he chose us for his forever home.  Bobby and I try hard to change people's perceptions of Pit Bulls by showing off Zeke and his snuggly, loving, and accepting personality.

Thank you for checking out my blog!  I hope that you enjoy it as much as I enjoy writing it for you!