When I started thinking about starting a blog in 2009 and initially composing some notes, I began to look more closely at where I may have gotten the knack for entertaining and “homemaking” if you may. Please, I am no Martha Stewart, as I do not iron and am not a perfectionist I make a lot of kitchen and craft mistakes. We won’t even get into my parenting mistakes!
You can tell I miss her but I want everyone to be able to find some comfort close to their home and hearts and carry on traditions both old and new.
The reason I started blogging was that I found myself on the phone with a friend or family member discussing a dinner party menu or birthday party ideas. After being a stay at home mom for 8 years, I was also looking for an outlet. Since starting this blog and getting all the children in school full time, I started substitute teaching and tutoring but I still love to blog. At Close to Home LLC you will find recipes I have subjected my family to, crafts done with and for the children, entertaining both adults and children, especially around the holidays,as well as family friendly product reviews and giveaways. Now that the kids are older we have found traveling more exciting and we also share some great travel locations we have gone as a family, as a couple and with girl friends.
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I have 3 children,ages 9,12 and 14 , a golden retriever, a cat and a loving husband living in Richmond, VA
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