So after a long time of wanting to make a blog, I finally took the plunge. First things first, my name is Dawn and I live in Pennsylvania. I have 1 husband, 6 kids (ranging in age from 27 down to 12), 3 dogs, 1 cat, and 1 rabbit. Almost a year ago, I became a grandmother for the first time, and a week ago became a mother-in-law, also for the first time. I love to decorate my beautiful house. I previously worked for 3 years as a color consultant for a major paint store, and now I watch my adorable 11 month old grandson full-time.
If you're wondering what my blog name is about, no, it's not because I hate nutcrackers; I really do like them. It's actually a funny story about my now 17 year old daughter, Taylor. My oldest daughter, Jessica, has a blog, and she wrote the entire story out last year, so click here to read all about it.
If you don't feel like clicking and reading the story, here it is in a nutshell: I took 4 year old Taylor to see the Nutcracker at a local college and she yelled the whole time "This is not nutcrackin'!" She apparently thought the play was going to be about people sitting on stage cracking nuts, and was not pleased to find out it was actually about Clara and the sugar plum fairies. My family and I now use that saying, "this is not nutcrackin'," whenever something is not as we expected it to be, as is my life!
So follow along to hear funny stories about my family, get decorating tips, and occasionally obtain some secret family recipes!!