meet kristin : making a natural home
Welcome! Thanks for stopping by my blog, Essentials for our Life. I am Kristin, and I fell in love with using natural ingredients and products several years ago. Since then, it has grown into a passion for sharing homemade recipes with others online and through this blog. Of course this means you will find things related to creating a natural home, lots of DIY’s with essential oils and all things in between!
my favorite free guides …
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Fun Facts about me >>>
I played varsity golf all four years in high school. I still enjoy playing the game, but it’s harder to find as much time to golf.
My husband and I bought our starter home on a city lot with 0.1 acres of land.
I live with my husband, 2 kids, 1 dog and several chickens on our 10 acres in the suburbs of Minnesota. We love living here to experience all four seasons, although the winter can get a little too long.
I love gardening! We have a garden full of veggies, fruits and flowers each summer.
I enjoy baking for my family and friends! My most requested recipe are my chocolate chip cookies, which I have adjusted over the years to make it just right. If you haven’t frozen cookie dough for later, I highly recommend! So so good and no mess.
The furthest I have traveled from home is going to India. I was there for almost three weeks for work. But my favorite trip of all time was traveling to Italy with my husband!
After graduating from college, I decided to take one last class in order to study abroad in London, England and Cork, Ireland for a month. It was a truly amazing and unforgettable experience!
My hobbies also include exercise, and currently I enjoy lifting weights more than cardio. However, I used to run a race each summer for several years. The furthest race I completed was a half marathon.