Love and Gravy

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Welcome to!

I believe that the worst part of blogging is writing that very first post.  Should we have an awkward introduction post, or maybe a mission statement?  An explanation of your goofy name? Why, sure, why not all three?

Hi, my name is Kisha.  I’m a stay-at-home mom to one brilliant daughter, Evelyn, who just started kindergarten. She’s doing fine. I’m having separation anxiety.  I’m married to Magnus, whom I usually call M. He’s Swedish, but moved to the US to marry me and live happily ever after in 2000. It’s worked out really well for both of us, and our daughter is probably especially fond of that decision, given that without it, she wouldn’t exist and all. He is also brilliant and funny and pretty much the best spouse I could have ever chosen.  I just had to go a little farther to find him. We have a lot of fun together.

One of the bigger surprises in my life has been the development of my domestic side.  When I first got married, I couldn’t cook much at all, and it was generally accepted that M would be the one doing all the cooking.  We ate out a lot, at first, and then we started watching FoodTV and I learned to cook and also learned that I enjoy it.  There will be some great food here.

I also love crafting and procrastinating (those two things go together, for me.) I tat and knit and sew, and I”m currently on a quilting kick. I also like doing projects with the kiddo and playing with paper and glue and vinyl and paint when the mood strikes, so I’ll post about those things, too.

I used to have a frugal coupon-focused blog, More Than a Little, but a number of things made it hard for me to continue it. Namely, my child stopped napping relatively early in her life, and she also developed a true aversion to shopping, which made it difficult for me to actually get out there and shop like I was for a while.  Then that extreme couponing show on TLC really changed the dynamics of couponing, and I gave it up entirely for a while.  I’m getting back in the swing of things now, so that will also make an appearance here.

As for the name of this blog… it was my husband’s idea.  It’s a play on words from a song, Life Uncommon, by Jewel.  Here’s a piece of the actual lyrics:

No longer lend your strength
to that which you wish to be free from.
Fill your lives with love and bravery,
and you shall lead a life uncommon.

M and I have argued about this song’s lyrics for years, because what he hears in that section is:

Fill your lives with love and gravy,
and you shall lead a life uncommon.

He has long said that “love and gravy” has much more awesome than love and bravery.  Boy loves gravy, what can I say? Alas, that’s not what the song says, but it makes a pretty good blog name and can you imagine? No one else had taken it already! Shocking!

So, stick around. We’ll have a great time.


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