Welcome! Thank you for stopping by to read my very first blog post. I have been toying around with the idea of starting this blog for a while now and am very excited to join the blogging world.
A little about me and what you can expect here at No Place Lyke Home...
I am a 24-year-old newlywed and live in Charlotte, N.C. with my husband, Jake. I am hoping to do a more detailed post on our love story but, Jake and I have been dating since we were in the 7th grade (braces and all) living in Upstate New York.
We lived long distance during college for four years, up until two years ago when we packed up after graduation and made the move from the Midwest to the Southeast. Jake put a ring on it, we bought a house and have been working hard to make our very bare and builder white house into a home (before & after house pics coming soon – get excited).
On April 16th, 2011 Jake made an honest woman out of me, and after 11 years of dating (yes, I know that is crazy talk for a 24-year-old) I finally became his wife.
Beyond being a newlywed, I am also an "Auntie" to our 2.5-year-old niece, Adelaide (she is the blue eyed beauty pictured below). We have another niece or nephew due to arrive this fall! Expect lots of niece/nephew pics as I am head-over-heels in love with being an aunt.
Since moving into our first home, I have discovered my true passion for decorating, entertaining, cooking and crafting. Although, I have had some serious failures; including a badly burnt french baguette and a really fugly chair purchase (no seriously, r-e-a-l-l-y fugs) I think I am starting to get the hang of things.
My goal for this little blog is to document the start of our lives together, motivate myself to be more adventurous in the kitchen and hopefully entertain you all with tales from my very blessed and often messy life. I plan on sharing recipes, decor tips, pretty pictures, DIY projects and random anecdotes about life as a young wife.
I hope that you will come along with me as I try to find my sea legs as a wife.