I’m a far-from-perfect Domestic non-Diva who has spent a lot of time stumbling through domesticity before truly becoming comfortable enough to embrace it all. Married to my own personal Bacon Slayer, (or BS for short,) together we are raising our 4 incredible boys while living our dream on the 45th parallel. We live Up North, but not so far north that there is permafrost. There is however, permafudge: a category in which we unequivocally reside. Our region if chock-full of the kind of homegrown goodness that will make even a modest cook’s heart sing. And let’s be honest–many of the best things in life involve food.
♥ I wasn’t always Comfortably Domestic. ♥
In my former life, I was the queen of all things computer related. OK, that might be a bit of an embellishment, but I was a computer professional until the birth of our eldest son. Then a bright light shone from above, the angels sang and I knew that my true calling was to become a Housewife. That’s the flowery-cliff’s-notes version. The down & dirty story will undoubtedly come out another time.
The truth? I left a job in Corporate America, for which I was highly trained and competent; and I embarked on a new career for which I had absolutely no training, no experience, nor any expertise. There was no instruction manual for my new career as a housewife, but I was determined to be the best wife and mother that I could be. After all, that was my job.
♥ Real, Approachable, Comfort Food ♥
♥ Other Domestic Pursuits ♥
Although food is my passion, I also enjoy many domestic pursuits such as reading, knitting, hiking, and running. I’m a Thrift-Store-Raven–always in pursuit of shiny things, rhinestones, or other vintage treasures. I love the idea of being able to sew, but I rarely venture far from rectangles. I dream of having some land, a big red barn, a flock of egg-laying chickens, and maybe a few alpacas. I’d have a commercial kitchen and sell pies to tourists by the side of the road. The Bacon Slayer is right there with me in sharing those dreams.
Except for the chickens and alpacas part. In his world, our (as of right now non-existent) big red barn houses an ice arena in the winter, and basketball court the rest of the year. But I’m working on him.
♥ Celebrating Life on the 45th Parallel ♥
We are an active, outdoorsy family, trying our best to embrace life & the little things in our little corner of this big, beautiful world. You will undoubtedly hear about some of the antics that come with being the lone female living in a household with my Bacon Slayer husband, and Sons #1 #2, #3, and #4–a.k.a. The Baby.
My life is encompassed by sports equipment, toy cars, and more Lego building pieces than I ever thought existed. The boys tribble-like laundry is the bane of my existence. Fart jokes are part of my daily reality. I cope with all the testosterone by drinking more chai lattes than any one person has a right to, and by seeking out pink, sparkly objects–because life is all about balance.
♥ Thanks so much for stopping by! ♥
I’m so glad that you came by for a visit. You are welcome around here, anytime! If ever you decide that you like to chat further, you can reach me via…
Email: ComfortablyDomestic AT gmail DOT com
Want to know more about me?
Gosh! I’m so flattered! You can read about how we came to live here on the glorious 45th parallel, or a little on our familial weirdness–there’s a lot of that to go around.