Thursday, June 14, 2012

Well hello there... the post below this said I would be back in February. Is it still February? No? It's June?....ummm oops.  But, better late than never right?! So here I am!

I know I have a few old posts, but since there has been an over-a-year hiatus, I would like to use this "first" post to introduce myself. 

.a little about me.

I've been married to my sweet husband, Brad, for about 3 1/2 years.  We were married on October 25, 2008.  He is a wonderful, hard-working, goofy guy who I'm lucky enough to call my best friend and husband.

(On our wedding day, we look so young!)

For now, our only kids are our two dogs, Deuce and Morneau, a Boston Terrier and Miniature Pinscher.  Love those boys, aren't they cute?! :o)

I was born and raised, and still reside in Minnesota.  However, I think I was actually meant to live on the ocean.  I like to think living on the ocean would make it less special than it seems when I only get to go every few years.  (Or I just tell myself that to make me feel better about not living on the ocean). 

Speaking of Minnesota, I am a huge Minnesota Twins fan.  (Justin Morneau is the first baseman for the Twins and I'm sure he'd be honored to know I named my dog after him ;o) I love going to games and watch as many as I can on TV.  I also enjoying spending time at my parents' cabin, spending time with family, fishing, hiking, biking, and of course being crafty and working on our home. Brad and I love to travel as well. A few more of my favorites: Diet Mountain Dew, country music, watermelon, sunshine, and summertime.

I work full-time for a chain of hardware stores.  Perfect for a DIYer huh? In fact, my father-in-law owns most of the company, with my husband being part owner.  Ultimately, my husband will be running the show.  As for me, I do mostly administrative work for the buyer.  Unfortunetly, I do not overly enjoy working in an office all day, so that leads us to what's next...why I'm here.  I need a creative outlet after working all day!

.why I'm here.

When I was younger, I used to write all the time.  I loved writing. In middle school my best friend and I would write what was affectionately called 'fan fiction.'  These were stories we wrote about our favorite band, Hanson.  (Most stories ended with our preferred brother falling madly in love with us and we all lived happily ever after).  Did anyone else used to read this fan fiction?  There were websites all over where all of crazy us Hanson fans would share our stories.  I had notebook after notebook filled with them. 

After I got a little older and realized I wasn't going to marry Taylor Hanson, I filled journals with the pleasant thoughts of a teenage girl.  Again, I had journal after journal filled.  I took every creative writing class they had in high school and took as many as I could in college as well.  Now that I've been living in the real world for a few years, I never write.  And I think it's time I started again.  While I'm no longer writing teenage love stories, I think writing in a blog will be just as fun and a good way to let out my creativity.

I've been following DIY/craft/home blogs for about two years now.  I love looking at all the beautiful homes and projects of all of the wonderful women in the blog world.  They have been my inspiration and I think it's time for me to contribute to this world.  That being said, my house looks nothing like all the pretty one I see online!  I work full-time and seems I never have the time to make my house into a beautiful home. But....I'm starting to feel that is just an excuse.  Sure, many of the blogs I most envy are created by women who are able to stay home with their kids.  But they are still busy caring for their family and some of the others also work full-time.  I have ran out of excuses! I want this blog to not only inspire and motivate you, but to motivate me and make me accountable for things I want to do. 

So there is my purpose for This Too! That: to continue writing, get out some creativity, and to hold myself accountable for making a beautiful home for me, my husband, and our future family. 

I'm psyched to join this online community and can not wait to see all that it brings!