I’m Crystal, the resident Mrs here at Mrs Happy Homemaker. I wanted to provide a page where you could all read a little about me & some of what I try to do here on my little spot on the web
A few years ago, I was constantly taking photos of food I had cooked & posting them on my personal facebook page. My friends started calling me ‘Mrs Happy Homemaker’ and urging me to create a blog. Hence the start of MrsHappyHomemaker.com
From the start of my marriage, my family was a one-income family. My husband worked while I took on the responsibilities of the home including taking care of our 3 children & homeschooling them. So, from the get-go – I have always taken the frugal route and followed some golden advice given to me by my father… ‘Always live below your means’. In August of 2011, a condition my husband was born with began getting worse & starting limiting his work abilities. Before long, he became unable to walk without the assistance of a cane and simple activities like bending down to pick up something became near impossible. The Lord gives us all our own struggles, and I always remind myself of that. The one He gave us not only brought my family closer together, but it further inspired me to keep living frugally – even more-so than what we were before. I found new ways to save money, and I’m always looking for even more ideas. However, I have learned that most of the tips for saving money have come from generations before myself, and I have learned so much from conversations with my parents, grandparents, & great grandparents through out the years – as well as from older members of my community. This is where the ‘Where Old Fashioned & Modern Day Collide’ slogan came from here on the Mrs. And it’s here that I try to share with you recipes, ideas, & more that are budget friendly. I also try to keep everything pretty simple, & provide pictorial tutorials to follow along with – afterall, none of us are named Martha Stewart
A few fun facts about me…
I like to consider myself to be a domestic diva – but minus the diva part. Unless your definition of a diva walks around in their jammies with their hair in a ponytail 99% of the time. If so, then that’s me all the way.
I homeschool my 3 children. No, I’m not Amish. Yes, my kids are socialized.
I’m one of those crazy coupon ladies that you hate to get behind in the checkout lane.
I love to cook. I also love to eat. I don’t love cleaning after I’ve cooked, and ate.
I live in the same tiny town in North Carolina that I was born in.
I have a very heavy Southern accent.
I’m addicted to sweet tea. And my Mama’s biscuits.
I was country when country wasn’t cool.
I love The Judds. So does my mother. When I was little, Mama used to fantasize about she & I being the next ‘Judds’. My mother has a beautiful voice. However, that dream of hers didn’t last long when it became very clear that my singing could inspire a horror film.
I secretly want to be a Golden Girl.
I love critters. I think I may have been Elly May Clampett in a previous life.
I am a Disney fanatic.
I love to be barefoot.
Most of all, I love posting here at Mrs Happy Homemaker – and I hope that you enjoy my postings as much as I love bringing them to you.
You can email me at Crystal@MrsHappyHomemaker.com – I’d love to hear from you!!