I use my college degree in Merchandising and Interiors to make life pretty. I’ve never technically been an interior designer, but I’m pretty sure I’ve used my degree in every job (paid or unpaid) I’ve ever had. I love colors and symmetry and beautiful design. I think everything in life relates back to its Creator, and I feel a special kinship with Him when I create and design little projects of my own.
Cooking and baking are a big part of who I am – and I especially enjoy trying (and tweaking) new recipes. I want very badly to have a green thumb, but it’s a struggle. I have the best luck with herbs – and well, that’s O.K., because some of our favorite recipes include fresh herbs!
I call myself a “cruise director” (um, even though I’ve never been on a cruise) because parties and events – and fun times in general – are MY THING. My favorites are parties of the tea variety. 😉 Especially this HUGE tea party fundraiser I’m a co-chair for every spring. But I also enjoy planning book club meetings (hello, Literary Ladies!) and Pinterest Parties and simply gathering friends to picnic at the drop of a hat.
I think words are awesome – I adore reading…my favorites are Christian fiction and non-fiction, self-help books (I’ve got an addiction), funny text messages (quite a few from my Ruffled Mango co-horts!), blog posts, recipes, and the Bible, of course. =)
Jeremy is my husband/better half (he’s got the green thumb) and he’s just the funniest and best guy ever. We like to build furniture and critique house plans together. I’m totally sure you’ll hear some more about him in my posts! The only kid we have so far is a furry little guy named Auggie…but he’s definitely part of the family. =)
If you’re new around here, you might want to check out some of my favorite posts I’ve written so far…
Taking God Along on Vacation
Orange Scones and Tropical Curd
The Time I Felt Like Job’s Wife
9 Ways to Be Heaven-Minded When Choosing an Earthly Home
16 Ways to Get God’s Word into Your Heart
A Visit to Magnolia Market at the Silos
7 Things I’ve Learned in 7 Years of Marriage
An Autumn Tea Party
Our Favorite French Toast
9 Best Things about Our Kansas City Vacation
Family Favorite Panzanella: An Italian Bread Salad
Propagating Hydrangeas at Home
To contact me directly, email me at Kristen(at)TheRuffledMango(dot)com.