Hi there! I’m Amy, and I am touched that you are taking time to visit my blog and read my story. I am a thirty something Wife, Mom, and now Blogger. I live on a farm in a rural community, smack dab in the middle of the USA. It’s one of those little towns where everyone knows your name and your business. 😂 On the farm we have Longhorn cattle, chickens, cats, a dog and a whole lot of dolls! 😉
I have a passion for history, traveling and American Girl Dolls. I love to see historic places and learn their stories. As a homeschooling mom, I have been blessed to travel with my children and see historic sights on a regular basis. We’ve seen battlefields, lighthouses, living history museums, WWII battleships, 9 president’s homes and so much more. We’ve had the privilege to visit twenty-seven states and see Washington DC. I love the fact that my kiddos have been able to touch history and literally stand where the Founding Fathers stood. When we open our history textbooks and see the pictures of national monuments or historic places, my kids start telling me their memories of our visit. Once my youngest was reading about Jamestown, VA in his textbook and said “our pictures are better than these”. 😂 A few weeks ago, my oldest was asked what his favorite subject was and you’ll never guess what he said…History.
When I’m not traveling or working on posts for the blog, I enjoy participating in historical theater. I’ve acted in multiple historical dramas and co-written a few! I have an entire wardrobe of historical dresses and do all of the cooking posts in Recipes from the Past wearing them!
If you have read any of the posts from my Living Little category, you know I have an amazing husband! He is extremely understanding of me being a crazy doll lady. Not only does he not mind my ever-growing collection, but he even helps me with building their houses (he does it to get new tools 😂). He is very supportive of the blog and encouraged me to share my collection when I was shy about it. Not only does he support my passion for the past, but he even let me talk him into participating in a few plays with me.
I love to read (especially Jane Austen) and write devotions and blog posts. I am an avid tea drinker, I attend tea festivals and frequent tea rooms often. If I could live anywhere in the United States, I’d choose Virginia or South Carolina. If I could live anywhere in the world, I’d pick the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 but constantly travel to Ireland, Scotland and France. Some of my favorite people in history include Queen Elizabeth I, Martha Washington, Jane Austen, Queen Victoria and Louisa May Alcott. If I could be anyone, I’d be me but with a British accent. 😂 My dream job would be to work in Colonial Williamsburg as an actor teaching people of our nation’s history or at the National Archives as a document preservationist. It is very hard to narrow it down, but here are my top five of places I’ve visited: Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Shirley Plantation, Colonial Williamsburg and The Charleston Tea Plantation. Well, that’s enough about me! Thanks for stopping by!