I get asked quite often why I’m Kristine in between, so decided I should write a little post about it because there’s more to it than ‘it sounds good together’, although that was a factor, I’m not going to lie.
When I first started this blog, I knew I wanted to share recipes, crafts, and home stuff as well as have a place to write and tell my story. I wanted a name that encompassed me as a person and everything that I love. I had a really hard time coming up with something.
As I sat in front of my computer brainstorming names and hammering out all of my ideas for this blog, trying to get it all down on a timeline, it became clear that I was really busy. As they say, I wear many hats. I’m a mother of two teenage girls, one of whom has special needs, a wife to a very hard-working guy who works long hours, a daughter to not one but two sets of parents (that’s right, I’m adopted!), a sister, a photographer, a friend, a neighbor, an aunt, a web designer, a short-order cook, a boss, a housecleaner, a taxi service, a bookkeeper, a part-time veterinarian, a baker, a handyman, and the household physician on-call.
What am I thinking? How on earth am I going to fit in a food and craft blog ‘in between’ all of that? (see what I did there?)
So you guessed it, there lies the answer; in between all that I do and all that I am, is this blog. In between making a life, raising our girls, and quickly approaching age 40 you’ll find me doing the things I love and writing about all of it.
As a friend of mine said, ‘real life happens in the in between.’ And I completely agree. That’s really what I’m about; the in between moments. In between the craziness of everyday is real life. And in between the recipes, holiday decor, and craft projects on this blog is my real message, that life is short, and sweet, and hard, and funny, and sometimes unfair, but also beautiful. Slow down, make time, and enjoy the in between moments; in fact, savor them, and for goodness’ sake, eat more dessert!