September 20, 2011
I am a woman of many trades, with seven degrees and certifications mostly focused on the sciences, horses, reproduction, pre-med and pre-veterinary coursework, and business administration. I am currently a day-time SAHM to a 3 year old daughter, who I birthed at home. I’ve been married for over 11 years and grew up in California, but currently live in Kentucky, where we bought our first house a little over 4 years ago. I love turning it into a home that expresses us and how we live. If I can’t find a piece of furniture or décor that perfectly fits our lifestyle, I usually design and make one myself or commission my hubby who loves woodworking. Along that line of thought, I love doing things by hand or from scratch. This relates to my love of gardening (both vegetables and flowers) as well.
Other loves include organizing, planning weddings and events, scrapbooking and music (especially country). I rediscovered my love for reading and writing thanks to Twilight, which I read while breastfeeding my daughter in early ‘09. The demands of college left me little time for reading or writing anything but course material and assignments in my early and mid 20s, but I’m very happy to have added these passions back to the repertoire of what makes me, me!
I like my house full and bustling; we plan a family of four children and currently, in addition to our toddler, we have a 110-lb Alaskan malamute, a pug and a cat (who I rescued when I was 17 and raised by hand). My biggest project to date is utilizing my education in drafting and architecture to draw house plans for our dream home. In the next few years, I plan to manage its contracting and building on acreage, where I dream of owning horses and enough of a menagerie to call our home a farm, named Violet Hill. This is also the name of my blog (which is in it’s baby stages) where I talk about my completed projects and scheme up the next crazy idea I’ll pursue.