Let Me Ask You Something..
Have you ever gotten an idea in your head that just won’t go away? And then you spend all your free time doing research, just to see if it’s even possible? And then you say ‘what the heck’ and dive right in? That’s what happened to me, and then A Hint of Home was born.
So now that you’re here, on my persistent thought in digital form, let’s get to know each other a little bit.
- Are you a stay-at-home-mom?
- Do you love to craft and DIY just about anything?
- Do you spend time in the kitchen making meals for yourself and your family?
- Are you a big fan of making your house a home without breaking the bank?
- Do you love to throw a good party?
- Are you always looking for better ways to stay organized?
If you answered yes to any of these, you’re in the right place. Even if you didn’t, stick around anyway and you might find something you like.
So Why a Blog?
I started A Hint of Home after hitting a stay-at-home-mom wall that I’d never experienced before. For almost 7 years I was home and taking care of my babies. Then someone hit the fast forward button, and my tiny little babies were in school.
The first day they were both in school, I celebrated. I thought to myself, “finally a quiet moment to myself!” But the next day, after all my housework and grocery shopping was done, I looked around the house and said “now what?” I literally had no idea what to do next. I had never been in that position, because as we all know, motherhood never stops.
There’s always something that needs cleaned, there’s always a butt that needs wiped, there’s always a meal or a snack to be made, there’s always a tiny person that needs attention right now, there’s always SOMETHING. But on that August day, I had NOTHING.
I’m pretty sure I went and hung out with my husband at work, just so I wasn’t so bored, until it was time to pick a little one up from school. I decided I needed to find something to occupy all my newfound free time. Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t have hours and hours of free time every day. There’s still a house and all it’s people to manage and maintain. But, I thought a nice little blog would be just the thing to give me a new “stay-at-home-mom purpose”.
A Hint of Home is my place to share all the things I love, some things I don’t, DIY projects, tips and tricks I’ve learned along my stay-at-home-mom journey, and anything else that comes along with raising a family and making a house a home.
A Little About Alicia
1. I’m from a small farm town in Indiana, where most of my family still lives. I traded cornfields for the desert when I was 14 and as much as I thought I wanted to move back, Arizona feels like home and it’s where I’m meant to be.
2. I met my husband when I was an 18 year old waitress at a pizza place. Little did I know, the guy that told me to download Snow Patrol- Chasing Cars on my laptop while I was working behind the counter would be my husband and the father of my children. But here we are 10 years later, in love, raising a few boys, and enjoying every minute we get to spend together.
3. Before I was a mom, I was a step-mom. Sounds crazy, right? Not many 18-year-olds find themselves falling in love with a guy with a kid. But I did, and at 20 years old, my step-mom title was official and we were an instant family.
4. We added 2 more boys to the mix, and now I’m a mom of 3 boys!
5. I love long road trips- our longest so far is 4,161 miles round-trip. That’s 4,161 miles in a car, with kids. Let that sink in.
6. I love the beach and the mountains- luckily we have both just a hop, skip, and a jump from home.
7. I CANNOT keep plants alive. Kids, no problem. Plants receive a death sentence when they’re put in my care.
8. I love seeing a piece of home decor at a store, saying “I can make that”, and then recreating it myself at home.
9. I love keeping things organized.
10. I love to cook, bake, and decorate cakes. Trying new recipes is so thrilling, especially when they end up tasting delicious.
There you have it. 10 little things about me. If you’re still here, thanks for sticking with me. I hope you’ll stay and explore, and maybe find something useful that you can use in your own journey through life.