About Me

My name is Corinne, and first I’d like to thank you for stopping by. Launched as a blog for everyone in 2015, I began writing about my gardening experiences and menu plans with the intention of expanding to writing my own recipes. As a lover of books and the written word, I have added guest posts written by my daughter, Laurel, an English major at Oklahoma State University, reviewing books. Also being someone who loves a good challenge, I like to write about lofty goals and the process (or adventure) of achieving, or not achieving, those goals. I especially like sharing what I’ve learned with anyone who’s on a similar adventure.

Me and Laurel enjoying dinner and the great little Italian restaurant in Dallas, TX, 2016
Me and Laurel enjoying dinner and a great little Italian restaurant in Dallas, TX, 2016

I was born and raised in the heart of Oklahoma, where the weather and the geology is only for the brave. I’m a forward thinking wife and mother of three with fantasies of accomplishments that would impress even Jane Austen herself. That being said, I often entertain myself with ideas of grandeur such as being a professional chef while I’m loading the dishwasher, or being long lost royalty while I mop the floor. I work in two libraries and occasionally as a substitute teacher simply because I have an insatiable desire for knowledge and there’s no better place to learn than a library.

So many books, so little time.
So many books, so little time.

I’m a self-taught crocheter and professionally taught ballroom dancer. I love travelling, kitchen experimenting, gardening, and reading cookbooks for entertainment. I binge watch comic book television shows and marching band performances. I dream of being a race car driver, yoga teacher, learning Spanish, and running my own farm stand. I collect uranium glass, Fiestaware, and far too many craft supplies. Most importantly though, I enjoy a perfect shortbread cookie with a cup of dark roast coffee and I’m hoping you do too.

Hard at work, coffee and cookie in hand.
Hard at work, coffee and cookie in hand.

For a good chunk of my childhood, I wanted to write suspenseful romance novels.  I haven’t learned the precise formula for writing a book, so writing a blog seems like a logical step in the process for now. Hopefully I’m able to hone my skills and keep my mind fresh, so when the opportunity and the most amazing plot line presents itself, I’ll be ready at the keyboard to share it with the world. That being said, I figure I’m far more likely to be an essayist than a novelist.

So sit back with a few cookies and your favorite coffee and stay awhile. I’d love to go on this learning adventure with you!