Friday, October 12, 2012

Welcome to Domestic Bliss!

Welcome to Domestic Bliss - a blog focused on crafting, crocheting, cooking, canning, baking, eating, Pinterest-ing (is that a verb?) and diy-ing. 

We are Hilary and Jessica.  We live in two different states (410 miles apart, but who's counting?) and we're sisters-in-law.  We met ten years ago when we started dating two brothers.  For years, we weren't close and only saw each other at the occasional family function.  It wasn't until five years ago, when we were both in grad school for similar fields (counseling and social work), that we struck up a casual friendship.  We started chatting more and more frequently until bam!  We both had our first children 9 weeks apart.  Suddenly, we were both trapped at home with screaming kids.  We were both overwhelmed and wrestling with the whole stay-at-home-mom thing.  We starting talking every day to stay sane and learned we had a ton of things in common ("You love Little House on the Prairie too???"  "You are obsessed with Vanilla Nut Creamer, just like me???").

We now have four-year-old daughters that are 9 weeks apart and infant sons that are 2 1/2 weeks apart.  We still talk every day and view our friendship as one of the most important things in our lives!

Over the last five years later, we have learned a ton of crafts together (Jessica got Hilary hooked on Pinterest, Hilary started the crochet craze, Jessica started the homemade cleaners obsession, Hilary shared tons of cooking recipes with Jessica).  Everyday we share recipes, cooking techniques, patterns, everything with each other.  So now we want to share it with you!

Welcome!  We hope you love our blog and can use our ideas to create your own domestic bliss!

Happy crafting!  ~ Hilary and Jessica

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