I get asked all the time 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 large factor, I’m not gonna 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 that was broad enough.
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 had a lot going on. 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 really 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.
It was at that moment that I thought to myself, ‘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 part of the answer; in between all that I do and all that I am, is this blog. In between making a life with my best friend (love you, babe!), raising our girls, and quickly approaching age 40 you’ll find me doing the things I love most and blogging about it all here.
The second part of the answer is a more personal one.
I believe that real life happens in the in between. And at my core, that’s what I’m all about; embracing and enjoying the little things.
In between the craziness of everyday are real life moments and in between the recipes, stories, holiday decor, and craft projects you’ll find 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 for the people (and things) you love, and enjoy your in between moments; in fact, seek them out and savor them, and for goodness’ sake, please eat more cookies!