About Me

Hello.
I'm Melissa.
I'm 30 years old, married to Tyler, a basketball lover with a new found love of animal husbandry.
We have a son, Mason,  who is 7.  He enjoys reading, playing outside, Legos, and coming up with schemes on how to make more money.  
We also have identical twin girls that are 5, Elliot and Finnley.
They love playing ponies or really anything with each other, helping in the kitchen, and board games.

I started my married life as a band and choir teacher up in Minnesota for one year before becoming a stay-at-home-mom, which is what I've always wanted to do. My husband is also a former teacher, elementary style. We now live in Iowa in the house in which I grew up in which feels very special. After becoming parents, we started to become more conscious and proactive of our eco-footprint and many many other things. A few years ago we began our homesteading journey to live a more sustainable life, although we are taking it one baby step at a time! We now own a restaurant in our nearby town town that Tyler spends a lot of time working at (he works hard!) and I do the weekly baking of desserts and the book work (lucky me..). During the school year I teach piano lessons and the summers we are vendors at our small local farmer's market. Our kids are homeschooled and get to persue their interests every day!