Finch Hollow is Our Home
Not many houses are named anymore, but I’m not sure why, because they deserve it. Our house was built in 1928 then moved (yes, you heard right, it was scooped up on a double-wide trailer and driven about 30 miles down the road) in the 1960s. This blog is all about our life in that home. It’s a simple and straightforward life like your grandparents led. I’m obsessed with everything about the forties, fifties, and sixties, and that is reflected not only in my clothes and hair, but in my food, my family, my furniture, and my general life philosophy. I love to share how a delightfully vintage real life is possible. If you want to stay up to date on the day to day of our mid-century family, you can follow along on Instagram and Facebook.
My whole life, all I’ve ever wanted to be was a housewife, a homemaker, a stay at home mom. Even when I was a teenager, when people asked about my hobbies I’d say “cooking, cleaning, and taking care of kids” (I know, I was super cool). After a few years as a professional chef, I am living my dream. In December of 2015, we bought a house, adopted a dog, Brian graduated college and started his career (working at the same university he graduated from), and I quit my job to focus on preparing for our first baby boy. By 2019 we had two more kids and Brian had a new job. Now that I have everything I ever wished for it is harder than I ever imagined and I’m happier than I ever could have hoped for.
Meet the Family
Brian (my darling husband)
Brian is both a freelance graphic designer and the Senior Graphic Designer at BYU-Pathway Worldwide. He is a nerd with a love for fantasy and all things Harry Potter. His latest hobbies are gardening, painting, home improvement, and generally making our wonderful life possible. He is the best husband and father that anyone could ask for. Fun fact: believe it or not, it was HIS idea to have an all pink sitting room.
The Wart (after all, he is named after the king), is our adorable, busy, and incredibly joyful little boy. He has been cracking us up with his witty charisma since he was only a few weeks old. He just keeps getting more fun by the minute. He loves soaking up new knowledge and we love watching him learn. He is in the stage of exploration and creativity and in his mind all the world is a train station and everything in it is merely a train car.
Wally is our second little one. When he was a baby, instead of learning to recognize different cries, we had to distinguish his different laughs to know if he was hungry, tired, or upset. He is the quiet thoughtful yin to Arthur’s exuberant and energetic yang. But don’t let him fool you, he’s got plenty of tricks up his sleeve, he’s just not as likely to get caught as the Wart is. His favorite things are his big brother, his baby sister, and his dog, Buddy.
Lottie was our third baby in under three years. Life with three under three has been just as crazy as it sounds, and Brian and I have both struggled with our mental health since she has been born. But through it all she is our bright shining star and fills our lives with joy. She smiled at only five days old and hasn’t stopped since. She is as wild as Arthur and as sweet as Wally and has plenty of sass that is all her own.