Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A Little About Me

     Hello all, and welcome to my blog. As you may have gathered from my blog's title, I am an "ordinary" housewife and stay-at-home mom. I have been happily married to my wonderful husband for six years (yes, I know I'm sounding like a Wheel of Fortune contestant :-P) and have a 19 month old daughter with a second baby on the way. 
     Don't let the word "housewife" conjure up images of old 50's sitcoms (though they are nice!) No, I am not June Cleaver, and I am certainly far from perfect. I take advantage of as many modern conveniences as I reasonably can, but also strive to live as frugally as possible. I manage most of the household finances, which is a responsibility not to be taken lightly. 
     I have a BA in English literature, which I enjoyed studying for immensely, but have never been able to put to use in terms of a career. But that's okay--I'm currently doing what I've always wanted to do. I still have a great love for reading and writing. 
     I enjoy baking and cooking (when I'm feeling well) and have been known to dabble in cake decorating. I really don't care for cleaning, so I try to find ways to get that done as quickly and painlessly as possible! I like to tell others about products I find useful (as well as those I don't!) share recipes and advice and just talk about life as a mom. 
     So, I have decided to try my hand at blogging. Please keep in mind I am new at this and I ask you to bear with me as I "learn the ropes." I am open to suggestions, comments and ideas for future posts. However, I tend to steer clear of politics and other "controversial" subjects and I will keep my content PG, in case any of my younger friends decide to look in. :-) 
     If you have any questions, comments,  post suggestions, or  if you would like to submit a guest post, please email me at


  1. Hi newest follower of my blog. You had commented on one of my posts asking what a "Blog Hop" was. Blog Hops are a great way to meet other bloggers and gain more followers. Some bloggers also refer to them as: Link ups.
    If I were you I would google stuff like, "Weekend Blog Hop" or "Monday blog hop", "Tuesday blog" etc with the days. Then go through the list ... find some blogs you'd like to follow, send the people a message letting them know you stopped by and can't wait to follow them, and ask for a simple request that they follow you back.

    Hope that helps.

    If you ever would like me to do a guest post or you have any questions, let me know.

    Otherwise, thanks for stopping by my blog and I look forward to following your new blog.

    -Amanda (aka Mrs T)

  2. Hi- great blog! I'm a fellow new blogger and look forward to following along!