Saturday, April 2, 2011

Here we go... again

Welcome to my new home! My new home for writing that is. If you don't already know, I have had another blog for about a year now. It is a blog about my life. In that blog I wrote about hard times, my mom dying, our cross country move from California to Virginia and how hard it's been. Sometimes writing it was therapeutic and sometimes it was just depressing. I have decided that I was done with that for now. I don't want to be Debbie Downer anymore, that is not me at all, it's just what we have been going through as a family and it's real and that is why I wrote it. Through this whole experience (which has been happening for about two years now) we have laughed. A lot. Sometimes it is the only way to cope. Most of the time it was how my family (growing up) got through the tough times. I love to laugh, and I also love to make other people laugh. So instead of looking for the light at the end of this long tunnel I am searching for the laughter... why don't you come along with me.
I also love to make things. I am a scrapbooker from way back and actually was scrapbooking for clients as a job for quite a while. Now I am making things and selling them on etsy. It's a new venture for me and one that I am really enjoying. I also love to cook. Since moving to Virginia I haven't been working, we have been on a tight budget and quite honestly I don't have a whole lot to do so I have been cooking... like a mad woman. I love to share recipes and I thought this might be the best way to do it. I am not going to share decorating tips, stories of my silly, mischievous kids, or stories of my faith... that is not who I am. I might talk about my kids but not in the "oh boy she is such a character kind of way" mainly because my kids are too old and that just seems kind of weird. I love to decorate but right now we live in a rental house that I totally am not happy with and am just kind of counting the days until we are able to move out of. As far as my faith is concerned... I have it, plenty of it (with this life I have had you have to) but I am not a preachy type person. I believe in the grace of God and I am so grateful for wonderful things in my life but if you don't that is your thing and I am good with it.
Sooo... there you have it. Hopefully in the near future I can help you make some good food, make you laugh and inspire you to make things and / or to go buy things that I have made! Thanks for reading and I look forward to a long run here at Laughter at the end of the tunnel.


  1. yay!!!! it's up and running. can't wait to see what unfolds...

  2. yeahhhhhhhhhhhh...........I can finally sleep at night knowing you are blogging again...THANK YOU!!!

  3. AWE!!! I love it!!!! Congrats my friend! xoxoxo

  4. Nina-I love this-You are such a gifted storyteller-I have been so inspired reading your blog :0) (I just need one more day in the week to sit down and write) Blessing to you, your family and your exciting new endeavor! Hugs-Nat