Our Mission at Making it Home
Join us on our journey to live a less complicated life. In this blog, we will rediscover the more traditional ways of living a simpler, happier, healthier home life. Along the way, we will share the path that has led us here. Some of our awesome tips on homemaking, homesteading, and just making your life better overall.
Every topic we write about here at Making It Home will be part of the foundation of living a more traditional life and nurturing your home to create a retreat away from the world. Every project, story, DIY, or referral to a business or product will be added in an effort to help you, our reader, live a less complicated life and focus on the things that really matter. We want to provide a place where you can come and get inspiration, solve a problem, have a laugh, or just get a moment of peace from the chaotic world around you. We always try to create content that we can be proud to share that will hopefully bring you closer to simpler and healthier living.
I am a wife and a mother of one adult daughter. I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. Part of my life was spent in Alaska, the majority in Washington State. As a consequence, I love being outdoors and have an addiction to camping and fishing.
I have always loved to cook, organize, garden, spend time outdoors and craft. And I am hugely addicted to self-improvement. Needless to say I have a giant book shelf full of books on all of my hobbies and interests. Being a librarian didn’t help with my book addiction btw!
I grew up in a house full of nerds. And I fully believe video games are a great way to reduce stress and keep your brain functioning. There’s nothing I enjoy more after a long day of work than killing demons.
I am huge science nerd as well. I went to college for Anthropology (with a Geology minor). I actually was less than a year away from receiving my Bachelor’s degree when I decided to return to being a homemaker. A lot of people wonder why. And I’ll I can say is my daughter and family were more important. And as my mother always says, “Any education is not a wasted education”.
Because of what I learned in college I now understand better what motivates human beings. I love researching ways of how to help people use their instinctive motivations to improve their lives. So no, I don’t feel like my education is being wasted.
If I were to sum up my personality I would say I am a girl with the design sense of Joanna Gaines and the personality of Jenna Marbles. “Sass, class, and a little bit o’ crass”.
Aaron is a fun loving, hardworking husband and dad. He served in the US Army right out of high school as a Ranger in the early 1990s. He met me when he was stationed in Washington State. When he got out of the Army we began our family and lived your average life. Until we decided we wanted something better.
Aaron is interested in all aspects of homesteading which he really became obsessed with after watching a documentary on BTE gardening. After that, he was hooked! You can usually find him outside most of the time working on gardening, tending our fruit trees, hanging with the chickens, or building something to make our life easier.
He will occasionally write a DIY or post here on the blog. But most of the time Aaron works behind the scenes being super supportive and just generally awesome. Oh, and he builds stuff!
How to Get Around the Blog
There are different tabs you will have noticed at the top of the blog. This is where you will find all our posts nested under Home Life, Homesteading, and Self Improvement. But we also have several sub-topics we write about that cover anything having to do with nurturing a simpler, happier, healthier home life.
We always enjoy hearing from our readers and would love to know if you had a topic you would like us to write about. You can send your suggestions via the contact us page. God bless and happy reading!
Thanks for Stopping By Making it Home!
Join our email list below to get our newsletter and this free printable instantly!