My name is Kristen and I like to make things! I like to make things so much, that I decided I would create this blog so I could share my creations with you all!
I grew up in the hustle and bustle of the Chicago area ( not Chicago proper) , and now, I now consider myself to be ” Iowan” as I have lived out here in the ” boonies” since I left for college back in 2001. Iowans are the nicest people in the whole world! ( I was lucky enough to marry one).
When I married my ” Iowan” my love of cooking took off! As he grew up on an acreage and used to grow vegetables with his family. I grew up with an Italian mother who spoiled us rotten with fabulous cooking almost every night of the week!
For my whole life, I have also LOVED making homemade crafts and gifts for people. I find that finding time to be creative allows me to have ” little vacations” from my otherwise conventional life. ( which I happen to love) Being creative keeps me going and I would hate life without being able to express myself. I am so lucky that I have a family that puts up with my bursting creativity!
I also have the most wonderful son in the whole world. And another equally wonderful son on the way:)
I am always challenging myself to come up with new ” Things” to make that will contribute to my family’s well being and to push the envelope in order to find out how to improve recipes make people happy!
I like to ” Make the best of everything” in all my situations. Its a great attitude to have and results in a very happy life!
Please enjoy my blog. if you have feedback, please feel free to e-mail me @ firstname.lastname@example.org