Hello, my friend! I’m so thrilled you’re here!! 🙂

This blog is for you. Homemaking is an art and a joy, and I want to share all I’ve learned, and am still learning, with you. At Loving the Home Life, we’ll discuss everything from cooking and cleaning, to finances, wellness, celebrating holidays and events, DIY projects as well as little fixes around the house, gardening large and small, preserving food (yes, making homemade strawberry jam!), being prepared for illnesses and emergencies… pretty much anything that involves life at home.

I want to know what topics interest you, because I want this blog to be a resource for helping you make a home with ease and confidence whether your home is an urban apartment or a ranch out west. You can contact me at kay@lovingthehomelife.com.

Homemaking is about more than doing, it’s about being.

So grab your favorite beverage (I like a rich, smokey, dark roast coffee) and browse this blog. Let’s relearn those homemaking skills that have been lost. And let’s take a modern approach, doing them in ways that respect your busy schedule while still retaining fun, functionality, and beauty.

About Me

I live on an acreage and have grown kids. We raise cattle, have a coop of laying hens, a couple of large gardens, and an orchard with apple, pear, cherry, and peach trees. I love to do home canning, and I look forward to teaching you to make jams and pickles and other good things. You don’t have to grow anything yourself. The farmer’s market is so much fun, and a great place to get fresh produce to do your own preserving at home.

Some days I’m in a maxi-skirt with my hair done nicely, but most days I’m in jeans or sweats dealing with dirt, poo, and livestock. It isn’t glamorous, but it’s a lifestyle I love and wouldn’t trade for anything.

I am a Christian, and grateful for the grace I’ve been given.

NERD ALERT: I like doom and dystopia. I’m a geek about sci-fi, apocalyptic movies, zombies, etc. I think Interstellar is the best sci-fi movie made EVER.

Stranger Things is my favorite show on Netflix. And if you like Stranger Things, too, I have a little gift for you:

I was learning how to to graphic design in Microsoft Word and for fun I came up with this. Right-click on the image, select “Save image as”, save file type as JPEG (it should save as JPEG anyway) and enjoy.

I love to cook, and it is my mission in life to see that no one leaves my house hungry.

How I Started Blogging

The following opinion is entirely my own.

Blogging is something I never imagined I would be doing, and yet after getting this blog published, it’s clear I was made to do this. You see, my professional background is journalism, graphic design, and photography. Prior to being a mom (waaaay back in the 90s) I worked in marketing and book publishing.

After my youngest left for college, I decided it was time to “write that book.” Publishing has changed drastically since the 90s. Ebooks and self-publishing are what I was exploring when I came across a pin on Pinterest offering a tutorial about blogging called Building a Framework: The Ultimate Blogging Handbook. I decided to buy the tutorial and see if blogging is something I can do and if it’s a good fit for me.

You are seeing the result of that decision. When I bought Building a Framework, I knew absolutely NOTHING about creating a web page and running it as a blog business. I would read blogs, but thought creating one was impossible for me. I’m still learning, but this is now my second career, and I did it in about 2 months from the time I bought the tutorial. Some people build their blogs faster, but I went slow because I had to learn the technology. I learned it, am still learning it, and here it is: Loving the Home Life.

If you ever thought you might want to start a blog, consider learning how with Building a Framework. Abby and Donnie Lawson at justagirlandherblog.com go above and beyond in being helpful and supportive on your blog building journey. They are genuine and sweet, and I’m truly glad I “happened” upon that pin (I don’t believe in coincidences). 🙂

As a homemaker, I want my home to be a place where friends and family can relax, kick off their shoes, be well-fed, cared for and loved. I want the same for this blog.

I’m so glad you’re here. Thank you for coming.



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