It's Homesteaders Heart!
We first learned of this blog back in October of last year, when we had our Farmhouse Kitchen cookbook giveaway. To get the cookbook, folks filmed videos of themselves and their Gooseberry goodies. Kim's was so funny...everyone in the office enjoyed it! Click here to watch it or click play in the viewer below.
Her blog is just as much fun as the video and we hope you enjoy reading her writing as much as we do. Kim posts nearly every day, with lots of themed days of the week. No matter what day it is, she shares her humor, her stories, her photos and so much more. She also posts family-favorite recipes on her own cooking blog, What's Cooking at My House...check out this one and Homesteader's Heart today!
We asked Kim a few getting-to-know-you questions...check our her answers below for a chuckle and a link to a favorite recipe of hers!
Tell us a little about yourself and your family.
Let's see, I'm married and have 3 beautiful children. We've been married 14 years this past Wednesday. I homeschool and love having my children home with me to watch them learn and grow. Though some days I just want to escape to Starbucks to drink coffee and eat a cookie! But thank goodness that isn't very often or I wouldn't fit in my pants.
We live in Florida on the east coast and have been here our whole married lives. It's beautiful here and after all the snow storms you northerners have been getting I like it even more! LOL!
What originally inspired you to start blogging?
A movie actually inspired me. In the movie she was talking about bloggers and journaling and I was intrigued enough to look into it and the rest is history.
With a busy family, how do you find time to write & share recipes on What's Cooking at My House ?
I actually spun my cooking blog off of my main blog because I found myself making something delicious and then saying, "Oh, I gotta post this recipe." I really didn't intend for my main blog to house so many recipes so I finally committed to doing a separate one. I'm a really fast typist so it doesn't really take me that long to post them. Plus I then have them there for future reference.
Care to share a favorite recipe from your site?
This is a hard decision but, since it's winter, I'll have to go with my Crockpot Spicy Chicken Pumpkin Soup! It's just yummy!
How did you get your start in the kitchen?
Actually when I was growing up I hated cooking. I never wanted to be in the kitchen. And when I got married I didn't know how to cook. I remember actually standing in the kitchen and realizing I was the one responsible for feeding us and I almost started to cry! LOL! (It's a good thing he didn't know that! LOL)
But after about 6 months and 30 Hamburger Helpers later, I decided it was time to get serious. And serious I got. At the time I barely had a hand mixer that worked. Now I have a stand mixer, a Vita Mix Blender, Bread Maker, 3 Crockpots and so on. LOL! I'm all about having good tools in the kitchen! Granted it took a span of 14 years to get these, but I sure wouldn't want to be without them now. I guess I had to prove to my husband that I was actually going to use them. I think he's convinced now!
Oh I soooo love the Gooseberry Patch Christmas Series. I'm like a magnet when I see them. One of my favorite projects is a fleece blanket that I made after looking at the one in Book 6 page 55. It was so easy to do and it's so warm and cozy. I wish I could share all the things I've made out of your books but we'd be here a really long time.
You share so much humor and snapshots on your blog...tell us something that no one would guess about you.
Hmmm... that's tough because I'm pretty transparent on my blog. But I am actually very shy. Which is probably why I never became a stand up comedian. That or maybe I'm not as funny as I think I am!
Thanks for sharing with us and our readers, Kim...your blog is a gem. Keep up the good work!
If you haven't clicked over and bookmarked Homesteader's Heart yet, what are you waiting for? You're sure to enjoy your stay.