I’m so glad you’re here! WrenSmart.com is all about bringing a little comfort into our often hectic, stressed and world-weary lives. It’s about encouraging a little slow down and some make do. Porch sitting and tea sipping.
My dream and passion here at WrenSmart.com is to show that “making do” doesn’t have to mean doing without. That “simplify” doesn’t mean sacrifice. I’ll show you how to create a lovely life that embraces the beauty of imperfection and simple pleasures. I want to share the lessons that my grandmother taught me about hard work and relaxation.
I grew up in a small Eastern Oregon town and was blessed to have an amazing grandmother. Though not wealthy by any financial measure and a woman of simple means, she managed to create an oasis rich in experiences for all her grandchildren. Her home was a safe haven for us and many happy hours were spent on her magical screened porch. I suppose if you were to come along and look at it with a critical eye, you wouldn’t have seen much but a collection of old furniture that was too worn out to be in the house yet too good to toss out; great old rockers and chairs covered with worn chenille bedspreads. But it was all put together in a way that just made you feel so at peace. It was the same with meals at her home. Simple fare, but with fresh vegetables from her garden, home-baked goods and everyone sitting around the table enjoying it, each meal seemed like a feast.
So, that’s what I hope to share with you here. That beautiful feeling that my grandmother gave me. How it’s ok to slow down a bit. Visit our Tutorials page and find projects that show you that you don’t have to spend a ton of money to create your own cozy haven. Click on our Comfort Food link and find a variety of simple recipes that have been tried and tested in our own home. We’ll even share our travel adventures and my bakery obsession under the Wandering Soul link. This is going to be wonderful…