Welcome to Cali Girl in a Southern World. After spending the majority of my life on the southern California coast, my husband and I decided it was time for a lifestyle change for our small family. We traded in our coastal home for a farm on the southeastern coast.
In California, I was a business owner for fifteen years struggling to balance my professional career with my family life. I found with each passing day, I had less time for some of my true passions which include my husband, my children, making our house a home, writing, and cooking...just to name a few. I was also day dreaming daily about things I’ve always wanted to try, but never had time the time to do; such as gardening, caring for animals, decorating and designing through DIYs, and baking. We decided as a family to take a leap of faith and soon we were headed to North Carolina.
Today, our family is settled on the farm. Well, almost… It seems like everyday there is a new project added to the list, but I love it! I am embracing the new life I have waited a very long time for and the beauty of this new journey is that now I have the time to take on the never ending projects on the farm, to do the things I love to do, and try the things I’ve always wanted to try.
To say my new found life in the south has been an adjustment would be a colossal understatement. I traded in my high heels for rubber boots, my briefcase for an egg basket and my schedule no longer consists of meetings and lunches, but instead consists of feeding animals, cleaning pens, collecting eggs, cooking, baking, and decorating our newly remodeled farmhouse. Along with caring for my husband and my children I am now taking care of a thoroughbred, a mini horse, four goats, two dogs, two cats, two ducks, a micro mini pig and a dozen chickens. Yup, I dove in with both feet!
Here on the blog I hope to share our new journey with you through home decor, recipes, menus, DIYs, gardening, and plenty of funny farm and family stories. My goal is to connect and inspire you through unique ideas and beautiful photos.
It’s truly my honor and pleasure to welcome you into our home. Hopefully we’ll share some laughs along the way too! The South is a beautiful place, rich in history and where some of the friendliest people I’ve ever met call home. It is a place where I am learning to embrace a culture unlike I’ve ever known before, but I have thoroughly enjoyed embracing my new lifestyle and I am excited to share it with you. Welcome to Cali Girl in a Southern World, The Blog. I’m so glad you’re here!