My New Home


This is really exciting for me!

I remember starting my very first blog when I was around 11 or 12. I didn't really know what I was doing and wrote about 2 posts. I think I actually ended up forgetting my username, password, and the title of my blog. Oops. 

Then, years down the road my husband Kyler and I spent a summer in Argentina for a legal internship he had during law school. When we came back I wanted a way to share what I had learned from that experience. Many family members had blogs, so I decided I would give it a try again. That was in August 2013, and I realized that I loved blogging. My husband teased me and said "oh sheesh, we'll see if you stick with it for more than a month," because he never did with his blogs. Well, here we are a year and a half later and I just can't stop! (take that Kyler!:) )

When I made my blog that August, Kyler and I decided to make it private, so that people would need to be invited to view it. Little did I know that when you have a private blog, you run into about a billion problems. These blog sites are like "sure, have your blog private, but that kind of annoys us so we'll make it really difficult for you, okay?" I had various problems at different websites and then in April 2014 I switched to Wordpress. All went well there until I used up all of the free memory Wordpress allotted me. Gah! I was feeling frustrated with hitting so many walls. All I wanted to do was blog!!!

Well, Kyler and I talked about it and decided to buy a website and develop an online presence that reflects who we are. We want to share the things we’ve learned, while publishing positive, helpful content. Now, I have a lot more freedom to do what I'd like to and I'm really excited about it!

For those who have been following my previous blog, this new place at Shmuv will be a little different. I will still post updates about my life and you will absolutely still get my opinion posts (because who are we kidding, I can't keep that stuff to myself!) but I also want to share recipes I love, or crafts that I've done. You might see me re-post from the past as well. My main goal is to publish content that actually helps people, so if I write a post or share something that helped you, please share it, pin it on Pinterest and/or comment on it. This will help me know if I’m headed in the right direction!  

And with all of that "housekeeping" out of the way, I finally welcome you to my new home. :) 

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