I’m Crystal, the resident Mrs here at Mrs Happy Homemaker – a blogger who covers mostly food, but I also share posts with diy, lifestyle, & anything else I care to throw in between. 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
Up until July of 2015, I was a wife to my high school sweetheart, homeschool mom to 3 kids, & a full-time blogger. On July 14th, 2015, my life took an unexpected turn into tragedy. I was in NYC to attend the BlogHer Conference, & I called home to talk to my husband & kids. While I was on the phone with my children several states away, they found my husband’s body. He had a heart attack in his sleep at just 33 years old. You can read more of this story here.
It turned our life upside down to say the very least. I layed in the bed for 3 months & just sobbed. Then, one of my closest friends (and fellow blogger) Joan passed away in a very similar situation as my husband did, & I about lost it again…. but then it was almost like I felt Michael, my husband, start pushing at me… telling me to get up. Telling me that tomorrow is not guaranteed. Telling me to live. So, that’s what I’m trying to do. When Michael passed away, a large piece of my identity seemed to pass away too. I’m trying to get that back, even though I know it will be much different than before. MrsHappyHomemaker.com will be transforming as I transform, and I hope you’ll stick around & hang out with me.
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!!