Hi, I'm Valerie
I'm so glad you're here!.
I am wife to Darren and Mom to Emily, Matthew and Michael. Emily is in college and Matthew and Michael are in high school. I'm the host mom to two German exchange students. Malte lived with us in 2012-2013 and Vanessa from August 2014-April 2015. We will be hosting Malte's brother in 2017-2018! I am a national pageant queen, Elegant Ms. US United 2015-2016. My pageant platform is UMPH, or Urban Microfarming Projects at Home. I want to help people become more responsible for their own foods. I garden, and am transitioning to being responsible for more of my family's food. I'm inspired by Pinterest WAY too often, and I love to DIY. I build pallet furniture, chicken coops, decor and more! I also have backyard chicken whom I love, and who love me so much that they give me eggs. YUM!
This blog focuses on building with pallets, urban and suburban microfarming, parenting, traveling, pageants, and much more It is divided into four categories: pallets, backyard farming, over 40 travel, and general topics. Stay a while! I'm glad you're here.
By the way, I do get paid for blogging (perfect job...I do what I love and get paid for it!). You can find my disclosure here and you can visit any of my sponsor links for great ideas, special sales, and information. My goal is to make it so that it doesn't interfere with my blog.
***Huge shoutout to Related Noise for the really cool tee shirt! You can see lots of really cool content from them in the photos below.