(You’ll rarely see a photo of me on this blog because I’m the one constantly behind the camera – but every few years we’ll hire a photographer to shoot a family picture!) 20121201-Kara-26-Edit photo 20121201-Kara-26-Edit-1.jpg

Welcome! I’m Kara. I’m a stay at home mom and absolutely love it when people assume that because I stay home I don’t work. Trust me – its work. I have four kids (clearly we need an updated family picture!) and there are many days where going to an office job seems like a dream. My husband would argue that an office job isn’t the dream – which just goes to show the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. And although changing diapers and cleaning up spilled milk…again…isn’t what I looked forward to as a young child, I am pleasantly surprised with the enjoyment I find in my role as a wife and mother.

I cook and clean to please my husband and children – I design, create, photograph, and build furniture to please myself (which my family greatly benefits from). I’ve found a way to blend both worlds and keep every one relatively happy and so far keep every one alive. That is success in my book.

This blog follows our journey through parenthood and my passion for a new project and taking matters into my own hands when it comes to updating our home.