Join us on our journey to live a less complicated life. In this blog, we will rediscover the more traditional ways of living a healthier, happier, and more wholesome existence. Along the way, we will share the path that has led us here.
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, or just get a moment of peace from the chaotic world around you. We will endeavor 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. I loved my upbringing in the beautiful wilderness and mountains, it inspired me to be an explorer in my childhood and to wonder about everything around me. My parents always tried to nurture my curiosity by pushing me to find my own answers to any questions or problems I had. They were always there to help, but they wanted me to find facts, not their opinions.
I was raised in a family with strong traditional values. My parents joined the Mormon church when I was seven due to the focus on family principles they practiced. I left the church as a teen, but always kept the idea of a strong family as something I aspired to have.
I have always loved to cook, organize, garden, spend time outdoors and craft. I learned some skills from my grandparents and some from my parents. I am one of the last generations of my family to embrace the old traditions, but hopefully, I can bring them back as a better way of doing things.
Last year I became a born-again Christian, and try every day to have a strong relationship with Christ. I’m not your typical Christian girl. I’m the type of girl that never claims to be perfect and knows dang well she needs Jesus! I tend to have a potty mouth, but you will never catch me taking the Lord’s name in vain. I hope to inspire others to find a way to be inspired by Christ in all that they do.
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, Faith & Inspiration, Family & Relationships, and Healthy Living. 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!
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