Hey, there!  So glad you stopped by. I’m Meredith…mother of a two girls and a boy, all under the age of 6; wife to an incredible (and very handy) husband; and daughter of a loving and powerful God!  I’m regularly *inspired* to create projects with my own spin on them…and always “inspired by HOPE in our Lord Jesus Christ!” [1Th 1:3]

 

My “unOriginal” journey began in January of 2013, right after I’d officially put in notice that I wouldn’t be returning from my maternity leave from my job as a high school choir director.  I loved my job and my students (and I was pretty darn good at it, too), but deep down I think I always knew that I wanted to be a stay at home mom once I had kids.  So here I was, trying to learn how to be good at being “domestic” through the amazing ideas on this fairly new little website called Pinterest.

 

I know it sounds cliche, but I had the idea for this blog in the shower.  Not kidding.  It began as a New-Year’s-Resolution-idea, a way for me to keep myself “accountable” for trying out the ideas that I was pinning and share my successes and failures with the internet.  Read all about my initial “vision” in my very first post!

 

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It didn’t take very long for me to begin to discover a more creative and, dare I say, original side to myself that I didn’t even know existed.  I fell in love with the blogging world and discovered what an terrific outlet this could be for me in the (sometimes) mundane life of a stay at home mom. And now, I am so blessed that this little blog of mine has turned into a part time job, allowing me to continue to stay home with our kids while still contributing financially to our household. (Interested in starting a blog? Read more about my favorite blogging resources here!)

 

So, what will you find around here? Lots of things! I share what I’m inspired to share – usually craft and DIY tutorials, home decor ideas, organization tips, and an occasional tried-and-true family favorite recipes.(See my project gallery here!) I big-puffy-heart-LOVE my Silhouette Cameo, so I write about lots of Silhouette projects too! (I even have a free library full of Silhouette Studio cut files.) You won’t find me posting on a regular schedule, as my full-time job right now is taking care of my kids, though I do try to post at least once a week. I rarely create something just for the sole purpose of blogging about it – it’s all stuff that I’m doing in my everyday life anyway, and then I write about it here for you. What that means is here at unOriginal Mom you’ll find honest inspiration, do-able tutorials, and practical ideas for your everyday life.  It won’t all be magazine-worthy, but I promise it will be REAL!

 

I know unOriginal Mom is an odd name for a creative blog, and I’ve thought about trying to “rebrand” and change the name. But even as I discover more of my own originality, I think my blog name still fits.  I’m a believer that no idea is every truly “original,” anyway.  (There’s nothing new under the sun, right?) Whether I realize it consciously or not, I’m always inspired in some way by what I see around me…by other fabulous bloggers, photos in magazines, something I see in a store, ideas from friends, or even just the beauty of God’s Creation. unOriginal Mom has been – and continues to be – a creative journey for me.  Won’t you come along for the ride?

 

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stay-at-home mom to three beautiful children, wife to an incredible husband, and daughter of a loving God. I freely admit that I am not always the most creative or original person when it comes to crafting, decorating, organizing, cooking, etc...but I love being inspired by great ideas and putting my own spin on them! Look around, stay a while, and I hope through my *unoriginality* I can provide some inspiration to you, too!
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