I’m Laddie. I live in the Charlotte area, North Carolina with my husband, Jeff, and our two beautiful boys. I’m a believer, military wife, ‘domestic goddess’ (aka stay-at-home mom), and homeschooler.
One of my big loves is cooking. It’s my love language. I enjoy having guests over for impromptu dinners. Additional things I revel in are: reading, writing, calligraphy, camping, hiking, knitting, crocheting, arts & crafts, road trips, teas, coffee, and home school conferences.
Our 2009 cookie cutter home is nestled in a cul-de-sac backing up to a creek in the woods. It’s quite lovely in the summer months. We nap on the hammock, have lunch and dinner on our picnic table, and have school in the backyard.
I have a few raised garden beds. I love to grow my own herbs and vegetables. My husband and the boys help out in the garden from planting, watering, to harvesting the vegetables.
We are in the midst of remaking our home into a space we collectively want to be in, with a lot less clutter, and a more simple way of life. I adore the farmhouse style. My dream is to have a hobby farm in the country where I can grow vegetables, have a few chickens, maybe a few goats, and an apiary. For now, I’m bringing the farmhouse to us!
I don’t believe that a home is a place for collecting things. It should be a place of love, a place to make memories, a place where my kids can play, a gathering place for holidays, birthdays, celebrations, and where all the little neighborhood kids want to come and hang out. I want to make our home into a place that is usable and beautiful for my family and friends, where they are always welcome and feel safe when they come to visit.
What’s the saying?
“Have nothing in your home that you don’t know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” —William Morris.