I’m a creative young mom, wife and entrepreneur loving life in rural Idaho and having a crazy time filling it with laughter and handmade treasures.
I started a personal blog back when I just starting college at 18. It was more just a place to talk about wedding plans and then I used it to update my family on our daily lives when we moved from Missouri to Idaho. I began doing so many DIY and crafty posts, that I felt like the personal aspect (especially once our first baby came along) was getting lost in the mix. I started a second blog, which has since gone through a couple names changes and morphed into this one.
You know, my vision was really just to have a place to inspire others with my DIY stuff. I was involved in a lot of craft swaps through a site called, Craftster, and since I was always making something for others, I wanted to chronicle it somewhere since a lot of those things weren’t something I really felt I might make again for myself. I was teaching myself a lot of new skills in the craft arena and after becoming involved in some blog giveaway events, it became a venue for meeting other like-minded, amazing ladies.
I love to surround myself and my family with items that are handmade. There’s an element of love that comes with items that are handmade and an overall uniqueness from knowing that most pieces are one of a kind, even if only in the slightest details. For a few years now, I’ve been giving only gifts that were handmade. It not only acted as a good offset to cost of gifts, but I was able to really give some thought to who the recipient was and their tastes. The resulting handmade (homespun) items are an attribute to my aesthetic. (aes·thet·ic -Of or concerning the appreciation of beauty or good taste; Artistic; A guiding principle in matters of artistic beauty and taste; artistic sensibility.)
Thus, Homespun Aesthetic is born.
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