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I am a stay at home mother of three on my way to becoming an empty nester. I have a degree in Accounting and previously worked in Cost Accounting. However, the years I have been able to stay at home have been such a blessing. I truly love all aspects of homemaking and family life.

I love cooking and experimenting with new recipes. Most of them have been very good and some others definitely needed to be tweaked for a second go around. To go along with cooking, I also thoroughly enjoy throwing parties. Coming up with new reasons to have a party is my expertise. I guess I'm just a kid at heart!

When I'm not in the kitchen, I am sprucing the place up. I love to decorate. Most of all I like to decorate on a budget. If I can find a great deal or not spend any money at all, I am in my glory.

I like to keep my home functioning smoothly with well thought out designs and with rooms that are organized in such a way to leave me feeling relaxed and stress free. Life is chaotic enough without having a home that is in disorder.

To alleviate stress further, I exercise four to five days a week. A fitness program is absolutely crucial, in my opinion, for good health. Plus to keep up with the kids energy level, it is a must. Although, my teen's energy level seems to have dropped way below mine now!

When I'm not decorating or working out, I am in my craft room. I love to think of new crafts that are rustic. Since we have a cabin in Northern Michigan, I like to decorate in a rustic design.

I also have recently gone back to school for web design. This interest has grown from the managing of three blogs.

Of course I leave myself plenty of time during the day to write. I enjoy writing on hubpages and love the community here. I also hope to publish a children's book someday, although that has taken a backburner to writing here and on my blogs.

Other Places I Write:

Rustic Crafts & Chic Decor - This is my blog for all of my crafts and home decor ideas. I also sell some of my crafts and vintage decor items at my etsy store, The Rustic Attic

Something Borrowed Wedding Blog - With two daughters getting married in one year and loving every aspect of the wedding planning, this blog was a natural offspring for all of my diy projects and tips.

Super Fun Kids Crafts - And...all of my ideas for kids needed it's own separate blog!

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