Hi, My name is Carrie. I'm Canadian and live in the Fraser Valley outside of Vancouver BC. Notefull Living is my blog about our Home and Garden. I’m a Wife, Mother of 3, I'm passionate about my family and providing a good home and healthy lifestyle. I Hope you enjoy learning about my life with tips that are useful or noteworthy for your own home.
I fully believe we are made with our own personality and uniqueness. There is no one else out there that is a person that is identical to me. I know I have people that look like me and get the comment “you look just like….”. Even with identical twins, they may work the same jobs and have the same hobbies, but they are still their own individual person. With each person having their own personality and uniqueness comes our things we are passionate about and we are interested in. What I’m about to share will be the driving force behind my blog.
Here’s my 4 Passions and Interests:
1: Faith – If you read my “About me” you will have noticed I went to a Private Christian School and my family and I today go to church. It’s my goal for this blog to be a WITNESS, not the “bullhorn” lady. As my faith plays a big role in my life it will pop up every now and again in the blog. In the FUTURE I will be writing an e-book about my faith journey. You will be able to read my faith story all in one place. Being a Christian is a Passion that affects how I live everyday.
2: Music – It all started with the guitar pictured to the right.
My mom played her 12-string guitar for a children’s program when I was 3 or 4. It’s my earliest memory I have of music in my life and it started with my mom. She is not musically trained and plays all by ear. I’ll be sharing insight and practical tips about music on the blog for ex. “Piano lessons as an adult” or “How to keep a kid motivated to practice”. In the FUTURE I will have a You Tube channel to share my Flute music and some other music related tips. Right now, family life is a bigger priority which is my next passion.3: Family – This may be one of my biggest topics for this blog, why, because family life goes deep for me. I’ve been hugely inspired by other people online and now have a time in my life where I can share mine. Seriously, truth be told, Pinterest saved my cooking (maybe not the Avocado Pasta recipe I tried). Anything related to family will be here, on the blog. I’m very blessed to have an amazing husband in my life and we are both incredibly happy and blessed to be parents, among all the fun things that come along with that.
4: DIY – I don’t know where I would be without this? Probably broke. I mentioned in my “About Me” that my dad is super creative. Well the picture to the left gives a small glimpse of that. In our living room we have a bookshelf he made as a part of a furniture set when my parents got married. Pictured to the left is a small hope chest I got as a gift when I was a kid. Speaking of books, the one on the hope chest is“Build It Better Yourself” is from his book collection, sums up the art of DIY. You will find all my DIY, not just from me but ones my husband has done as well.
So – If getting a bit of a glimpse of what I’m up to is of interest I would love to have you follow me or be a part of my e-mail list, so you know when my new blog posts are up.
Here is an ‘About Me’ on my blog. Check out my link for more.
Living our dreams, also known as “Living your dreams”, seems to be the phrase of the century doesn’t it.
I used to think this was such a fluff statement and didn’t give it much thought. I used to never believe in this stuff. Or didn’t think that dreams ever do come true.
Well, something I have learned is life isn’t handed to you and when I learned you have to pursue it yourself that changed everything.
The only person that physically can make a mindset change and work towards goals is YOU. In our home and family life we also acknowledge our faith as our number one, second comes us listening to the Holy Spirit.
What is our Dream?
I grew up in the Fraser Valley on acreage. I’m still deeply a country girl at heart. The desire to be outside and being surrounded by nature runs deep.
It’s my husbands and I prayer and dream to own acreage.
It would be great to raise our kids with the similar childhood experiences as mine and my husbands love for the outdoors.
How it all began:
After I graduated High School, through a young adult ministry I got to help co-ordinate and start up, my “man of my dreams” showed up to one of the first meetings of getting the ministry started. It didn’t take long after sitting at Starbucks for a “first date” we got kicked out when the coffee shop closed, we both knew we needed to get to know each other better. Just under 2 years later we got married and this September we celebrate 10 years of marriage.
Today we have 2 boys and 1 girl. We are in our second home and our home is full as a family of 5. Our faith is important to us and our family is very connected to our church community.
We do whatever we can to get outside and have family time.
My oldest loves to create projects like I do and is loving learning music like his mom. Our youngest could be outside everyday (rain or shine). We are loving figuring out his passions and interests.