Cooking, crafting, and just generally creating.
I have been cooking for over 20 years. That is amazing to say that. I started baking with my Nana before I could even read. We always made cookies or cakes. I always thought she was so amazing. I never really understood that she always used a box mix. I was in awe of her and her skills. I still love to cook with her, but I have also been teaching myself how to cook from scratch. I still love baking more than anything else. And I really love eating everything I bake up.
But that is not the end of the story about my Nana. She is an artist. She painted that most beautiful paintings. She crafts, knits, sews. She is a jack of all trades. I got a little of her artistic flair. I’m not as amazing of a painter as she but I do craft my share of crafts.
I build too. I am a Daddy’s Girl and enjoyed spending the weekends in the garage with my dad while my sister and mother shopped. All grown up now and I still love to hang out in the garage building things with my father. I have built many things over the years and always excited when I have a project to construct. I hope to document a lot of my adventures in cooking, crafting and constructing so I can look back and know that none of it was a complete waste of time. And if all my sweat and frustrations interest anyone else or motivate anyone else, that is just icing of the cake.
The cute one:
This is my precious baby, Theo. He is so sweet and amazing but he loves to chase squirrels, eat bees, grab possums from the yard and corner snakes by the garage. He keeps me on my toes but I love him more than anything!! Theo is a nine year old boxer that I fell in love with at a flea market the summer after I graduated high school. I took him home and he grew and grew and grew. Now he is part of the family and I couldn’t imagine life without him. He is just the best!