My name is Hayley and I am the mama behind the blog!
Most people would explain me as being down to earth, easy going, compassionate, reliable and having an old soul.
I am the mother of boy/girl twins, born in March 2013 and am married to my high school sweetheart. Andrew and I met in 2004 and began dating in 2005, we were engaged in 2008, bought our first home in 2009, and married in 2010. He is an absolutely amazing husband and father who never ceases to amaze me with his kindness, sense of humor and brains! He is the real engineer in our household but I'll take the credit.
Before being a stay at home mom, I worked as a hair stylist and nail technician while I completed my B.A. in Social Work from the University of Oklahoma ((BOOMER SOONER)). Ithen went on to work in Child Welfare for 9 months where I gained a lot of life experience and knowledge I couldn't have gained elsewhere.
I have been considering a blog for a few years now but was always faced with the dilemma of what to write about in order to keep readers interested. When I became pregnant I decided I was going to start a blog about my pregnancy and then motherhood would follow. That didn't happen. Now, being a stay at home mom I have been given the perfect opportunity to start blogging. I am excited to write about my adventures of being a stay at home mom to boy/girl twins, a wife, a crafter and a cook! It is my hope to share my personal experience relating to motherhood, marriage, unique crafts and delicious recipes with you and yours.
Enough with my story. Below are random facts about me if you are eager to know more. Here's a double chocolate chip cookie for those of you who read this.
1.) I can't swim, even after endless amounts of swimming lessons.
2.) I love anything pumpkin flavored or scented.
3.) I graduated from the University of Oklahoma and have never been to a football game... boo!
4.) I'm an introvert.
5.) I can promise to never have a post that is free of grammatical or punctuation errors, regardless of how many times I proof read it. That said, I am a fairly good speller but no guarantees.
6.) My favorite celebrity is Oprah, what an amazing woman!
7.) I am terrified of severe storms and tornadoes. We live in tornado alley, therefore, I spend most of April and May in the storm cellar.
8.) I use the phrases "Right?", "Really?", "Exactly." "That's funny." and "That's crazy." excessively.
9.) I am addicted to drinking water. Could be worse, right?!
10.) I am a very goal oriented person and if I want something I will do what it takes to get it, giving up or giving in is not an option.
11.) I will likely use quotes throughout my posts, I'm a bit quote happy.
12.) My favorite color is purple, I love everything purple.
13.) I'm not much of a chocolate lover, unless it's white chocolate.
14.) I love lists... grocery lists, to-do lists, goal lists, honey-do lists... all lists.
15.) Fall is my all time favorite season.
16.) I am obsessed with nail polish.
17.) I have a tattoo on my wrist that says "Love you to the moon and back" in my Mimi's handwriting.
18.) I love country music but my other favorite genre is rap.