This feels like it has been a long time coming but, in reality, it has only been a few weeks. What a busy first few weeks to get the website all together and going! It is A LOT of work but I have learned so much! Let me introduce myself. My name is Debbie and this is my blog. I named it in honor of my late grandmother who could do anything…except drive a car. She never learned! I know it’s crazy – right?! I am a former scientist and current stay at home mom who lives out in the country. Way out in the country. No, waaay out.
When I was working, I worked in a lab with lots of other parents around my age. That’s when I realized what a great resource people you trust can be. We counted on each other’s opinions about EVERYTHING! That great group of people inspired the purpose of this site. I want it to feel like a place where we can share great ideas! I want you to know that you can trust the posts on my site. If you need a recipe for dinner and you come here for it, you will know that I tried it and that I recommend it. It’s the worst when I get a recipe off the internet and it is immediately apparent that they didn’t try it at all. Frustrating! I also remember the chaos that was life in those days and how I wished that someone would just tell me which coat to buy my sons for winter! No time to research such things. Hell, no time to shower in those days! I started ethelruth as a creative outlet to share some great ideas and lessons I learn along the way.
I love DIY projects! I’m pretty handy but I call on my extremely handy husband to help when I need it. He is currently tearing out our downstairs bathroom so we can remodel it. Literally, right now, as I am writing this post. Power tools are so loud! Expect some posts about that bathroom!
I have two little guys (ages 5 and 6) who LOVE crafts! We do them for seasons, holidays, you name it. I always have a wall in my living room covered in their premium artwork. Can’t wait to share those with you as well. I am going to hand make some rustic ornaments for my Christmas tree next year. It was time for a new look and I saw all of these great ornaments that I could make out of sticks, pine cones, burlap, and twine. I’m excited to get started with those! As soon as I am not remodeling a bathroom, or starting a website, or sealing the bathroom grout, or…….I’ll get to it, I promise. You can expect those posts for sure.
You will also find that I love lists! All kinds of lists! List about anything and everything! Some will be helpful and some will be just for fun. I think back to a time I was invited to a two-year old’s birthday party. What the heck do you buy a two-year old? I remember thinking, I need a suggestion list for crap like this. Yes, you do! And yes we will!
I think that covers some of the main categories that I will cover on ethelruth. Of course, I will include any other topics that pop into my life. I’m really excited to get started and I hope you will join me on the journey. Check back regularly for posts or sign up for my newsletter and I will send them your way!