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Here’s a little about me. I don’t like to keep it short, but I’ll try.
I’m Aaryne, an awkward bird who hopes to inspire you to chase your dreams as I share the adventures to mine. Life’s busy. You have to make moments that matter, otherwise, another day has gone by.
For years, I could not figure out what I wanted to be when I grew up because I loved a lot of things, a little bit. I did not want to do any one thing all the time. Then one day, during my stay-at-home with wee ones parenting gig, I had an “ah-ha” moment. (I love those!)
I realized that I didn’t have to do just one thing, I could do many things. And no formal training was required. I loved my college years but there was no time for that anymore, especially since I was headed in eighteen directions. That was the answer I had been looking for.
Armed with a growing library of “Dummy Books”, and plenty of experience as a dreamer, I am now on my way to “be” many things. I’d love for you to spend some moments with me, so grab your favorite beverage and keep scrolling to see what I have gotten myself into.
I’ve dreamed of opening a country shoppe full of gifts, hobbies and a variety of things that make your heart happy. And food. A place where you can come on in and eat, loaf and shop ’til your heart’s content. (I need you to have a happy heart.)
Focusing on locally made and USA made goodies that are kind and do good because that makes my heart happy.
My online shoppe will begin this adventure and I am working behind the scenes to bring it to you, starting with this newly designed website. Oh happy day!
I had thought I’d be able to pull off a fall 2019 Grand Opening but that won’t happen. You see, while I was preparing for it, I ran into some unknown territory (it’s all unknown territory but this territory was tax related so it’s very unknown) so I started working with SCORE, an organization that provides business mentoring. The gentlemen that are assisting me are not impressed with my laid back dabbling around business plan so they have asked me to get more specific before I open my online shoppe. Sigh. Oh, all right. But that means I have to get more specific. And that means I have to get some things figured out first when I had planned to figure it out as I went. I like to let things fall into place instead of forcing them.
But don’t you fret, this dreamer is not thwarted by having to take real action! It just might actually maybe hopefully get this online shoppe open.
I can’t wait to show you all the goodies that I think will make your heart happy!
If you’re not careful, the daily grind will steal your moments. It takes a little bit of effort to remember to stop and smell the roses every day, but you’re the captain of your own ship – take it anywhere you want to go!
In this section, I’ll share my moments for some specific dreams I am working on. My theme for all of these adventures is “when pigs fly”!
There is an old farmhouse in our future that I have stalked for years. Dreams do come true! It will prove to be an adventure for sure as I take on renovating, rejuvenating, rebuilding, procrastinating, whimpering, crying and wondering for the one billionth time why I have to be a dreamer.
Then there is an heirloom garden haven to create and share. Now that I’ll have more space to plant in beyond using a couple of containers, I’ve become a kid in a candy store. Shopping for heirloom plants and veggies and researching the techniques for healthier gardening fills some of my happy moments. Join me and my plants as we sprout and bloom on this adventure!
We’ll need critters for our farm, but I suspect that will take care of itself. In my neck of the woods, having a barn is an invitation for critters in need! My prediction is that we’ll become the “Island for Misfits” – stay tuned to see who becomes the first misfit.
I need to find a place to set up my country gift shoppe and eatery. I need to find out how to even have an eatery. (I think there’s a lot of rules.) I’ve been stalking a particular spot – I’ll let you know if that ends up being in my future.
I need to partake in the “Cottage Law” and start selling fresh baked goodies from my own kitchen. Which will lead me to needing our very own farm stand. Which will be a great place to sell some of the heirloom goodies that I think you should be enjoying. I still have my own creations to create, another goodie to add to the farm stand.
A new Dummy Book sits beside me waiting for me to crack the spine. It’s my biggest Dummy project yet, so I hold a healthy amount of fear. This one is supposed to help me take my kinda sorta already designed cookbook to the next level. If I can find my way around this one, there are a whole bunch of creations waiting for you!
And there’s more! Buckle up and enjoy the ride…
There’s always a story in my world and sometimes, those stories need their own special place. Here is where you’ll find my blogworthy content that has nothing to do with my other adventures.