About Me

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Hi, my name is April. So nice to meet you!

Okay, so maybe meeting you isn’t that easy. But I wish it was!

Let me tell you a little about myself.  I am a simple girl from a small town in Oklahoma.  When it was time for me to go to college, I picked a school I had never heard of 6 hours away from home and I went.


I’ll admit it, it was for a boy. Before that first year was up, I was dumped. Go figure.  By then, I had fallen in love with this little East Texas place and I stayed.

 One of my many fun times in college. Yes, that’s Jeremy Camp in the middle. I felt so cool that night. Oh, see that boy front and center?

While I was there, I met another boy. First, I thought he was a slacker.  Then, I kicked him out my dorm lobby. (I was an Resident Assistant and he was loud.) Next fall, we became friends.  We started dating. We had the most insane proposal story ever. I graduated college and in October 2006, we tied the knot.

We moved to a big Texas city and lived there until we found out we had a bun in the oven… and then I found myself unemployed. We moved in with family and then the hubs got a great job in Oklahoma and we set down some red-dirt roots.

 

Our little Bluebelle is now 2 years old and we are having the time of our lives.  I have recently rediscovered how much I like to make stuff and you’ll learn I’m as cheap as they come.  Between spending most of my time with my grandparents and our rough patches, I’m frugal with a capital F. Because of that, I refuse to buy something if I can make it cheaper.  I like to share my crafts and discoveries, stories of my family, and hand-me-down recipes. We’ve recently relocated back to Texas, but we still long for the red dirt!

I talk a lot.  I write in spurts.  I live for baked goods. I work out so I can eat cake.  I like vintage stuff.  I read constantly.  I know a whole lot of random trivia.  I want you to like me. I’m brutally honest but I hate to hurt anyone’s feelings.  I take way too much stock in the opinions of others.  I am about as much of an open book as anyone you will likely meet. I’m sort-of funny.  I love God passionately but I understand that things get complicated sometimes. I use way too many commas if my sentences aren’t short enough.  I live for comments. (Seriously. I told you I’m honest.)

Well, that’s a bit about me.  We’re friends now, right?

~April

 

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  • http://twitter.com/skichic95 Taylor Norris

    Oh, man we are total friends now! :) I love baked goods (and making them). I love vintage stuff. And antiquey stuff too. I love to craft/create…I like to call my crafting time crafterhours (like afterhours…lol). I dont know a whole lot of trivia but step sibs do (does that count?? lol) Welcome to the TX Bloggers group on FB! :) Looking forward to getting to know you more!

    • http://red-dirt-mama.com/ April McGrew

      Haha! I love the idea of crafterhours!!

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  • Nicole @ Three 31

    Yes, we are definitely friends now. Where in East Texas did you live? My husband and his family are from those parts (around the Canton and Sulphur Springs area) too, plus most everyone (including me) graduated from Texas A&M at Commerce. Small world, right? Big hugs to you, my “new” friend …… blessings for you today. =)
    Nicole @ Three 31

    • http://red-dirt-mama.com/ April McGrew

      We lived in Marshall and Longview, respectively! I went to school at ETBU!