Hi and welcome! I’m Ellen, a wife and mother (x2), trying to earn my keep and stay relatively sane— if that’s possible. I grew up in the Twin Cities and moved to a rural community about 60 miles west of Minneapolis, MN after meeting my husband. We live in a historic 1915 craftsman bungalow and embrace all the goodies she has to offer— cracks, bats, and all.
In early 2018, I was laid-off and forced to confront a new way of living. I’m a human resources professional by trade and was commuting three hours a day. I knew I couldn’t continue the same grind so, like most normal people, I started a blog 😉 A place to share my love of vintage and chippy things, the joys (and faux pas) of parenting, adventures fixing up our historic home, chronic illness tips, and anything potentially helpful or entertaining for you. I strive to make everything involving home as beautiful as possible. Take a look around and let me know what you can relate to and what you’d like to see more of.
Thanks for stopping! ~Ellen