I'm a writer by trade, a crafter by choice, and a mother by God's plan. This blog is where those roles collide. It was born out my desire to intentionally teach my children about the Lord though creative activities and crafting and to share those ideas with others. It reflects our daily life--sometime mundane and routine, sometimes creative and inspirational.
Born to parents who both are very creative and artistic, I've always dabbled in crafting. Creating things has always been a part of of my life--whether it was growing zinnias in my dad's garden or creating my own stationary line as a 5th grader. Now, I want to pass on the love of creating things to my children. I also what to pass on a deep faith to my children (my little sprouts). I was blessed to grow up in a Christian home where I accepted Jesus as My Savior at a tender age. Looking back, I am in awe of God's faithfulness to my family and to my life. He took my small faith as a child and has grown it into something much greater than I could have ever imagined.
When I am not cooking, cleaning and growing up my little sprouts, you may find me camping, knitting, sewing, crocheting, playing dress up, thrifting, gardening, reading and making pie. I have a love of Golden Books (especially Eloise Wilkens), Mary Poppins, Little House on the Prairie, vintage jewelry, aprons, cast-iron cookware and the color red.
This is my hub. He is our football coach, camp director, fire starter, super hero (Jack literally thinks he is Mr. Incredible), all-around handyman and fly-fisherman. Matt is a computer techie geek, who has an MBA and knows how to tile bathrooms (just by reading it from a book--and it actually turns out spectacular). He can slow-cook a mean brisket in a Dutch oven and the man can back up and park a trailer like nobody's business. He reads faster than anyone I know and then remembers all the details.
Matt and I met at Azusa Pacific University. We've been married 10 years. Things we love to do together: camping, remodeling, watching sci-fi and British comedies, eating (we both love great food). Oh, and we make pretty Gerber-type babies (see evidence below).
This is my first sprout. She is courageous, kind, inventive and confident. She is a girlie-girl, but a true nature-girl, too. She loves Wonder Woman, Little House on the Prairie, putting on shows, American Girl dolls and my homemade cinnamon raisin bread. This year, she embarked on an adventure called "Kindergarten."
This is my second sprout. He is a real man's man. He loves football, cowboys, guns, tools, snakes, worms, dirt, motorcycles, chewing gum and riding bikes. He is stubborn, friendly, brave, protective and hilarious. He is charmer of people of all ages. He is an excellent storyteller and conversationalist.
This is my third sprout. While her personality is just beginning to show, there are some things we know for sure: Beth loves to belly laugh and entertain. She has her opinions (as all Widdifields do), and she stands up for herself (as all 3rd children should). She loves lollipops, her knitted Memaw blanket and sucking on her middle and ring fingers. She likes to play in the toilet (we hope she will grow out of this), dump things (like flour) on my kitchen floor and handbags.