Tuesday, January 11, 2011

There Goes My Free Time...

Here it is...my first blog post. For those of you who don't know me, my name is Amber and I am a homemaker. I am not a "perfect" housewife, but I am certainly not "desperate," either! I love my job. I prayed for this job. I am blessed to have this job. Does that mean I won't occasionally complain or have a mini-meltdown? Nope. This job is wonderful, but it is also tough sometimes! Now, about my family. I have a hard-working husband (who I will refer to as "Hubs" or "B" a lot) who provides for me and my two daughters and takes such good care of us. I can't imagine my life without him. He has a very dry sense of humor and, most of the time, he doesn't realize he's even saying something funny. He is a hoot, though! Laughing is certainly something we do very often. He is kind, gentle, and oh-so-caring. I don't know how he puts up with me, but I'm very thankful that he does! "Bean" is my 3 year old daughter and she keeps me laughing constantly. I'm sure there will be many blog posts about the hysterical things she says/does. She is a prissy, sassy, smart, happy little princess who loves life and has a beautiful soul. We welcomed her little sister, "Bug," into our family 9 months ago and I can't remember life before her now. She is our sneaky little curious baby. She can't sit still and is constantly into something! Her smile is so contagious and those blue eyes just turn me to mush. Our life is not perfect by any means, but it is pretty stinkin' good and I am thankful every day for it.

On to the blog...

I have been thinking (and thinking, and thinking) about creating a blog for quite some time. But, between changing diapers and saving the world (ok, maybe just my home) from imaginary dragons, I just haven't found the time! Then, along comes the Blizzard of 2011. Two solid days snowed in at home with Hubs here to help with the kids meant I could finally gather my thoughts.

Then came the thoughts. Every. Last. One of them.

All of the ideas that had been brewing in my head over all this time started surfacing. If you know me personally, you know that I often have a plethora of thoughts/ideas just swishing around in my head and will often start one sentence, then switch to a totally different thought without warning. This was my day today. What should I blog about? What should I name the blog? I need a cute layout. Birdies are cute. Oh, but retro 1950s is cute, too. I should just blog about baking allergy free. No, natural parenting/home keeping. Wait. Maybe I should blog about the do-it-yourself crafts/projects I love doing. It all just came bubbling out of my head until I almost just shut the laptop and took a nap. Then, like a lightning rod, it hit me.

Blog about everything.

So, here I am. I am planning on blogging about any and everything that "homemaking" encompasses. It took me forever to come up with a name for my blog. My husband's suggestion was, "There Goes My Free Time." I told you he was a hoot! If you're looking for a definition of what my blog is, there's not one. I tried to narrow down a list for you all, but it was way too long. Maybe after I've been at this a while, I can come back and edit this with a narrowed down list of topics. Until then, I think I'll just wing it. 


  1. Can't wait to follow this (sure to be) exciting blog.
    I am jumping onboard blissfully making home!
    Happy Blogging!


  2. I love it Amber! I can't wait to see all the great adventures that you write about. I know I love seeing what you and your pumpkins are up to on Facebook. It'll be even better to see longer and more detailed stories here :)

    God bless!

  3. Thank you, Girls! Please pass on any blogging advice/tips you have! I'm all new at this. It took me ALL day long just to make the layout and first post, haha!