My Story

Hi! My name is Gina. I love cooking, writing, photography, and creating a cozy little home for my two boys, who are ultimately my world.

My mom always said I should have been a hippy. I love going barefoot in the summer, tending to my organic garden, eating cherry tomatoes right off the vine. Yes, I hug trees and believe in peace and love. I tend to be overly trusting and see the best in people, though I've been let down a time or two, as we all have. Still, I believe life is full of beauty and that beauty can be found in the mundane little things like sitting down to dinner with the family or watering the garden. All it takes to see this quiet beauty is to be thankful for all you do have and not concentrate on your losses or those things you've never held in your hands.

When I was in middle school (back then it was called Jr. High) we had to take a semester of either home economics or industrial arts. I took industrial arts. In high school I donned an FFA jacket during four years of vocational agriculture. I steered clear of anything that hinted of homemaking. As a young girl I had images of homemaking being this terrible prison sentence where a woman was forced into a life of drudgery cleaning up after her ungrateful family. It was a stereotypical image born of the women's movement in the 1960's and my nonconformist nature. But homemaking is so much more than that. It is an act of love toward your family. It is the creation of a safe oasis away from the big wide world where you can just be yourself. I am probably still a stubborn nonconformist, but I find much joy in creating a place to call home for me and my two boys.

So come along on my journey as I garden, bake, create, and rejoice in my Hippy Homemaker way of life. I'll share my favorite recipes, show you some things I've made, and pass on some great helpful hints.

...and please leave me a comment or two. I'd love to hear from you.

Blessings from me and the boys,


  1. I'm so glad I happened upon your blog! Thank you for doing this and I love your story!!!

  2. Thank you for sharing the flour tortilla recipe - I am going to try it tonight, and I love that it doesn't have lard! Keep up the great work :o).

  3. Please contact me! :) Thanks! Great tortilla recipe btw. I tried it last night for fajitas! Family loved them. :)

  4. Wonderful ... Nice to meet you Gina! Cheers - Tess

  5. Nice to meet you, Tess. Did you find me through Darren's challenge?