Fun fact: I started my first blog back in 2006 called Momma Hen's Coop. (no longer active)
Let's take a little walk down memory Ln. Shall we?....
My first blog was basically exactly the same as this blog will be- except with a different name.
I featured my home and furniture renovation projects:
(Interactive photo- click around for before and after of my fireplace reno)
Now, you guys don't know me very well yet (or maybe you followed me over from my first blog) But, if there's one thing to know about me; it's that I LOVE FOOD. Food is my life (oh, and my kids *wink*)
So, there were lots of recipes....
And, of course, what good is a blog without lots of seasonal decor and DIY crafts....
I even got the opportunity to write for a few publications!
Many years of fun documenting our lives and sharing our projects and daily life with the world.
And then....I had the bright idea to expand and open Momma Hen's Bakery.
I wanted to type "worst mistake of my life" However, that would be me being a little dramatic. I'm a dreamer, right? I some how imagined owning a bakery as being wonderfully magic and all of my customers would glide through the doors and be blissfully welcoming in all that I have done. wrong. Working with the public is hard! On top of the 16 hour, sweat filled days. I rarely slept, worked my fingers to the bones, rarely saw a pay day, and saw my kids very, very little. The second I stopped and saw my children's lives pass before my eyes: I closed the doors and never looked back.
And THAT is exactly why I started ShoestringAmy. I asked myself, "What am I working for?" And the answer was ridiculous. When I really sat down and truly thought about the answer, it reveled I was working for things. I worked to buy a new car, bigger house, nicer clothes, and as much as I hate to admit it, I worked to show that I was of better status. With those things came misery. I wasn't happy. The very little time I was able to spend with my kids, I was snappy. My health was at an all time low after the huge amount of stress and weight gain. Owning a business together was starting to-as much as we hate to say- deteriorate my marriage.
There were many, many things I learned through the experience of owning a business. The most important thing was the importance of life. I hope to share that importance with you through this blog. And maybe inspire someone out there who is going through something similar.
And if nothing else, we will be able to create and discover all the beauty if life- together!
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I'm completely starting over and kind of just talking to an empty room here, I'd love it if you say hello and maybe share with your friends.
~peace, love, and hugs for you all.
p.s. Because I'm completely scatterbrained, there is no content to go along with any of these projects, recipes, or photos. After all those years, I never backed up my old blog. Don't worry, there will be much more to look forward to HERE on Shoestring Amy.
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Shoestring Amy is a free-spirited momma. With a family of five comes an active lifestyle full of energy. Amy strives for a lifetime of fun, laughter, and memories. Rather than smothering in debt, working for "things," and walking the same ol' line of misery created by a dead end job, she creates much larger goals. CONTINUE READING....
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