Welcome to My Happy Place... a place where I can share my artwork, my musings, my inspirations, my love for all things paper-crafted - scrapbooks, cards, altered items, and more. I love to share tiny tidbits of my life, plus recipes, cool blog hops, sketch challenges and more!...more
My name is Joelle, and I'm a young wife who's just trying to figure life out. I fill my time trying new recipes; exquisitely complicated things that either turn out to be the best thing you've ever tasted, or the worst. I'm a writer by nature and I have a thousand stories in my head that are just dying to be told. I have a little apartment that I try to decorate, and it's definitely a work in progress. My goal in life is to become a wine sophisticate, or an oenophile, if you will....more
I am a mother to two great daughters, both former preemies. I met the love of my life in 1998 and we have been together ever since. In short definition, I am: a baby loving, preemie mothering, God fearing, wife to an armwrestler, non organic eating, SUV driving, mastiff owning, stay at home, scary movie adoring, hot headed, arts 'n craftsy, trustworthy, scrapbooking, plain spoken, prayer warrior, hard headed, 4 wheeler ownin' mud ridin', cancer hating, Message bible reading, overdue library book having, Daddy's girl.
We recently moved across the country and bought a 100-year-old farmhouse on 63 acres on Prince
Edward Island, Canada, and we are going through the motions of
renovating on a miniscule budget, growing vegetables, generating our
own power, and trying to make a living from home.
I live in Hamilton, Ontario with my husband and our pooch. We recently purchased a 110-year-old Victorian home in the Harbour West area, near the downtown. I love almost every moment of it – minus the moments when the ceiling is leaking, the roof needs replacing & the squirrels are getting comfy in the attic.
I began writing this blog in an attempt to share my passion/obsession for saving the world, but also my love for design. I decided to use my own house as an example of the balance of those two aspects; whether or not this balance is ever achieved is ...more