I was born in Ohio but grew up in Canada and currently live in southwestern Ontario. I'm a proud University of Arkansas poli sci/Russian alumni (Go Hogs!), a proud University of Western Ontario elementary education alumni (Go Mustangs!), and the proud mother of a soon-to-be graduate of Brock University's music and English programs (Go Badgers!).
I come from a very close-knit family and learned my crafting skills from my mother and my love of nature from my father. I honed my cooking skills alongside both of my grandmothers and I think my constant curiosity (or perhaps it's my persistence) comes from years of following my older brother and sister around, trying to join in on whatever they were doing!
I have one beautiful daughter who is my pride and joy. She shares my warped sense of humour, the joy of all things geeky, a love of Indy music, and my fascination with history. I'm now an empty nester - well except for the 75 lb German Shepherd who's almost always at my side, sprawled across my bed at night, hogging all the covers and the three cats who are obsessed with living in the kitchen.
I'm older than the hills - ok maybe I just feel that way some days - but in many ways, I'm only just coming into my own, exploring many new interests and reviving some that were temporarily abandoned.