Hello! Welcome to Bless This Mess! Why such a mess you may ask? Well there are a few reason – cooking messes, crafting messes, messiness from raising backyard chickens, and then our biggest mess of all – remodeling our house while living in it. Those are the type of messes you’ll find around these parts. Since you’re here why don’t I give you a little tour!
We are in the middle of remodeling our house – 100% with our own hands. We are remodeling half of it, living in the other half and someday we’ll switch and start over. Living in a construction zone isn’t the easiest or cleanest thing I’ve ever done.
My kitchen has seen a lot of changes this year:
I washed dishes in a bucket for over 8 months while we worked on the kitchen.
Remodeling is an ongoing project and I love to keep you updated, so be sure to check out the Our Biggest Mess tab for all the details, floor plans, and visions for the future. Plus, we have found the weirdest/neatest/wackiest stuff hiding in the walls. The posts about the treasure we find in the house are some of my favorites and I know you’ll like them too. And just because we can, here’s one more look at that glorious kitchen sink (as of October 2012):
My second “Mess to Bless” if you will: I love to cook! I definitely consider myself a food blogger and Bless this Mess a food blog. I’d say about 70% of the posts here are recipes. Now, cooking with no kitchen, no sink, not even running water in the one room we were living in all last winter was tough. Through it all though I still had to cook. It is something I truly love. Poke around the recipe index; I know you’ll find something to drool over.
Here’s a bit of what you’ll find (sorry, the pictures aren’t links) – family friendly recipes and plenty of dessert:
This blog is a place for me to share all of my messes with you. If you are into cooking, crafting, chickens, thirfting, furniture painting, gardening or remodeling, I think you’ll find something you like.
Here’s to some good cookin’, quick (or not so quick) remodeling, craftin’, and life livin’. Enjoy.
And if you’d really like to know… here’s some of the nitty gritty.
This is me:
I’m tall. Really tall. Like 6 foot tall kind of tall. I have mousy hair and squinty eyes, forget to wear make-up more days than not, and my toes have been painted with the same color of Barbie pink for the last 7 years. I adore my freckles and milk glass cake stands.
I love my kids something fierce. I have a strong momma-bear instinct and cringe at the thought of sending my oldest to Kindergarten one day.
I cook. I love all things made from scratch, I buy butter by the 30 pound case, and I grind my own wheat. I garden, I can (you know, glass jars and boiling water), and I am not afraid of whole milk. Chocolate chip cookies and crusty bread are my weaknesses.
I sew. I like it, I do it, I’m learning. My mother is a master seamstress. She’s amazing and did all my sewing for me growing up. Multiple states now separate me from her, so it’s time I learn for myself. I like to make things up; patterns scare me. I’m finding I have quiet a knack for it. I hope you think the same.
I thirft. Garage sales are my favorite place to shop and I believe that spray paint can fix about anything.
This is my family: