My name is Rebecca, and I’ve been on the internet in one form or another since 1996 when I made my first homepage, complete with marqueeing text and an animated gif of a spinning globe (I called the site “Reb’s World”). Since then, my web presence has gone through various incarnations, and this is the most recent.

I was raised by just my dad in Minnesota (with part of my summers in Wisconsin where most of my extended family lives) but currently reside in Colorado with my husband, E, our son, B, and our daughter, C. I have a BA in art history, though right now I fill the role of stay-at-home, homeschooling mom to two. I have dreams of one day moving back to the midwest, or to Ireland, whichever one happens to offer a living opportunity first.

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E and I got hitched in November of 2004. He was born and raised in Buffalo, New York and graduated in 2001 from a prestigious engineering school with a chemical engineering degree. In 2016, he started his own business and has been working hard at building it up. He is my best friend, and I am honored to be his wife. Someday he’d like to write a novel.


C came to us in January of 2014 and completed our little family quite nicely. She enjoys creating imaginary worlds for her toys, pretending to be a horse, making homemade jesses and hoods for her eagle stuffed animal, and torturing loving the cats. She is also a voracious reader. She is another one of those favorite people of mine, and I can’t imagine our days without her. Someday she’d like to work with animals for a living.



B came to us in August of 2010 and has been improving our lives ever since. He enjoys LEGO Technic, Snap Circuits, and anything that involves building or programming things. He is also a voracious reader. Next to E and C, B is one of my very favorite people on the planet, and I’m so thankful I get to spend my days with him. Someday he’d like to make robots for a living.

The Pets

Gracie (the tabby) and Jenny (the black DSH) came to us from a shelter in December of 2017 after Camilla, our cat of 20 years, died. Sophie (the tortie-point Siamese) came to us (also from a shelter) in August of 2018 when we adopted her on a whim. All three of them are very loved and make our lives better.

Sal and Smalls (likes to dig, so not pictured) came to us in 2023 when we rescued one from our basement window well and the other from a crack in our driveway just before a snowstorm. They have been very fun additions to our menagerie!

about the website…

I’ve been blogging somewhat regularly since 1999 and as often as I’ve tried to quit and be done with it, I keep coming back. This is a personal site. I’m not skilled at offering advice or how-tos or even coming up with my own recipes from scratch. This is just my life. My view. I do talk about a few topics quite often, though, and these include my relationship with God, parenting (including homeschooling using the Charlotte Mason method), booksfood, and photography. But anything else is up for grabs as well and you’ll probably see a little of everything here.