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My Story


Who I Am

I was 16 when I traveled to Papua New Guinea for the first time. The following year I stepped off a plane in Guinea, Africa and at 20 years old I led a team to Mongolia. At 24 I was married with a newborn and by 30 I was mama to three sons.

Motherhood led me to journaling through blogging which is where Art of Homemaking came to be. A husband finishing his college degree pushed me to resourcefulness. And in those years is where I discovered my knack for business start-up with the creation of The Marshmallows Company and The Homestead.

In 2012 CAKE&WHISKEY came to be as I was standing in my kitchen…baking a cake. The idea to gather women together to simply ‘eat cake, drink whiskey, talk shop’ has grown into hobnobs across 10 cities (and counting) and an international print publication subscribed to by readers in 11 countries in a little over two years.

When I’m not at the helm of all things sweet and spirited, you can find me still baking cakes. Or at the tennis court getting crushed in a match against Mr. Handsome (aka, the hubby). Or packing the picnic basket and gathering the quilts for a midweek dinner with my boys at our favorite spot in nature.

You’ll learn a lot about me on this site. I’m the luckiest girl in the world to be on this journey. And to share it with you deepens its purpose.