About Me

Hello and welcome to be Simply Better.  

I hope you stay awhile and enjoy.

  about me:

  • I am an engineer turned stay at home mommy.   Being home with my daughter is the hardest, most challenging and best-est job ever.  She brings joy to my days and I love getting to be with her.
  • My husband and I met in college, we fell-in-love over calculus.  He is my other half, and I thank God everyday that he is in my life.  We were married in May of 2003, and moved to Michigan to begin our engineering careers. 
  • We were blessed to both find jobs, and work at the same plant.  The only downside was shift work.  For the first 3 years of marriage I worked 6AM - 3PM and he worked 9PM-6AM (and most weekends).  
  • When we finally got onto a similar schedule, it was like we were newlyweds all over again.  We had lived together, but didn't know how to live together...it was an adjustment!
  • We  moved back to Missouri (where we went to college, and I grew up).  Being close to family and friends was awesome. But now we are in Florida, enjoying the "vacation" and nice weather, but missing the seasons and our friends.


Fun facts about me....

  • I have a love hate relationship with cooking.  I like to eat yummy food, but I don't like to do dishes or stand on my feet for hours just to eat a few bites of food. 
  • I'm currently experimenting with Paleo.  I love feeding my family whole nutritious foods that are locally grown.
  • I love to read.  I will try almost any book (as long as it's not scary).  Self-help, cookbooks, organization, romance, historical, but my favorites are teen fantasy; big changes, romance and saving a world from destruction! 
  • I do like TV.  Okay, I admit it.  HGTV sucks me in and inspires me to make my home pretty.  Shows that make me laugh are: Big Bang, Last Man Standing, New Girl, Friends, The Office, Parks and Rec, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and The Bachelor (yes I laugh out loud during all of these shows!).
  • Speaking of HGTV, I really do like to do home improvement projects.  At the beginning of 2012 we took a wall out between our kitchen and dinning room.  In 2013 we gave our kitchen a very cheap but beautiful face-lift.

Enough about me, how about this blog.  

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