Picture this: A young girl who was raised in the city and the country and the city and the country again due to a broken home. Yeah, like many other millennials my parents went through a divorce – it sucked. Fast forward 14 years to a woman living in a small town who had the big house, dream job and the blogger rapport with brands who sent product after product to her doorstep for promotion to the world. To now, as I sit here I am a loving wife, Mama of two boys, an English bulldog and 8 hens living in a 1000sqft home that was built in the year 1900. I am parked at our kitchen table because well if it was a dining table there would be a room for it. Haha. I am right next to the kitchen sink so we are going with ‘kitchen’ table. Sourdough starter is bubbling away in a mason jar on the counter and vanilla beans are turning vodka into extract in the pantry- I’ve never been happier!
2020 has been a different year with the Coronavirus pandemic, the BLM movement and politics in general. Not only this, it is the year I adjusted to being a mother of two and the year that the housing market showed to be one for the sellers so we jumped at the opportunity after many, many prayers. We sold that big home of ours and went tiny. When the pandemic first hit a lot of people that know us made comments on how prepared we were for a shutdown. I hadn’t realized how prepared we were and how unprepared others were before this. We had plenty of canned goods, onion bulbs and seeds for the garden because Spring was fast approaching for planting and our girls, the hens, were showing up to their nesting boxes to lay eggs daily in our backyard. When it came down to it at the end of the day it was these things, the ones that kept on giving, that held of utmost importance and added that wholesome feeling to our lives. With this in mind I can't help but see the obvious of what is important. Simply put, I think society tries to make the world a fast pace race but what we have to see is there is no finish line. When I say this I mean that trends exist, seasons come and go and with this comes a never ending cycle to buying all of the things and more things and some more things after that. My goal with this space is to share quality. Things made to last. Recipes, home tips and products that make a lasting difference; think sustainability.
Earlier in this post I mentioned that I previously had worked with several brands as a blogger. I absolutely love this kind of work and believe in how effective this marketing is when sharing products that are truly beneficial. What I didn’t realize until recently is that the way society has progressed is scary. So quickly we have seen with the progression of technology has also come the in your face ‘because everyone has a phone’ marketing (#ads) and I believe this has fed and will continue to feed lack in product production quality. As a Mama, I find myself wondering, “what is the future going to look like for my children?” As a consumer living tiny, I find myself fact checking the quality, diversity and intention of a product before I make a purchase or work with a brand.
It’s funny, do you ever look back on your life and not always understand why you did certain things and then a lightbulb moment hits you sometimes months or years later and you’re like, “Ok God, I get it now. You are the real MVP!” Best. feeling. ever! I know this blog post is super bullet point based and I have not elaborated a ton, this will come based on the season of life that I am in. I hope you join me! I am so excited to share that we changed the name and intention of this blog! Welcome to Down-home Adventure formally Adopt Adventure. A humble lifestyle living as a joyful millennial can exist. It’s up to us to see that. Please stick around for what’s to come here! If you’re excited, tell a friend. Thank you so much for your support. My hope is that Down-home Adventure becomes a resource for many homes. We will share our hearts and our adventures together while we learn, laugh and cry. This life is what we make it. The choice is ours not societies.
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