WisconsinHomemaker.com is a website by Deborah L Melian who shares helpful seasonal home and garden tips, as well as family favorite recipes.
Being from the midwest, Wisconsin to be exact, I am blessed with four seasons. And, each season has it’s beauty.
Do I love fall? Of course.
How about winter? Yup.
Love spring? Absolutely.
And, summer? Well, that goes without saying.
So how best to capsulize all of the natural goodness, regional products, and nifty places that my favorite state has to offer than with timely, quick and easy seasonal tips for your home and garden.
From home cleaning, to home decor and DIY projects, to gardening and food–who doesn’t love food–there’s something for everyone all year here on WisconsinHomemaker.com
The Personal Side of Deborah L Melian, Wisconsin Homemaker
Here’s a little bit about me…
I’m Deborah L Melian, a midwestern mom (of five beautiful adult children) and wife (over 30+ years). I’ve lived in Wisconsin most of my life. And, the few times I left for other climes, (Texas and Arizona), my heart ached for what I left behind.
For those who are not familiar with Wisconsin, we’ve got everything from “mountains” to valleys, grasslands to vast forest lands. Plenty of wildlife and most of it seems to congregate in my backyard.
I’m an avid foodie, traveler, and photographer. And, in my “spare time,” I love to quilt, play golf, and fish.
I’m a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom), blog too much, all the while trying to manage my home and garden. I say “manage” because really my home is a work in progress.
But being a work in progress really means that I’m constantly redefining how I do and make things. Just like the seasonal changes here in Wisconsin, I’m always tweaking this and that. Like a tinkerer of sorts.
Maybe that’s why I love Wisconsin Homemaker so much. It allows me to share my love for everything home and garden.
“To be honest, I’ve never been fully “done” with housework, cooking, cleaning, gardening, or repairing–you get the picture. But my mission is to make these tasks of being a homemaker as enjoyable as possible.”
Wisconsin Homemaker and the Art of Making a House a Home
One final thought: A house becomes a home, not because of the stuff that fills the space between the four walls, but by the people that inhabit it. It’s a living space that should welcome all and not be treated as a museum or something like: “Ssssh! And, don’t sit on the furniture!”
That being said, I’m not about overly messy digs either–because there’s only so much I can take from man or beast–by the way, I also have four dogs who make their home with me.
Recipes That Celebrate Farm and Family
I love sharing family favorite recipes, along with ones that I have created or have serendipitously been introduced to via friends, family and travels.
This includes dishes from Mexico, Cuba, Spain, China, Japan, Morocco, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, Ireland, England, Canada, as well as from some other well-know locales around the U.S.–think Southern, Tex-Mex, Cajun, and South-of-the-Border.
Definitely a cacophony of flavors and textures in every dish.
And, don’t think I’d leave Wisconsin out of the picture–no siree. In fact, whenever possible I will try to share our amazing local produce and products. From aged cheese to fresh ground flour, to award-winning wines and spirits, to fresh fruits and vegetables, it’s always best coming directly from the source.
It’s my hope that you too will enjoy some of the culinary heaven I have experienced here and abroad.
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So, the long and short of this “About” section is my small attempt to share a bit of heart and soul of being a homemaker in Wisconsin.
I believe with each article you read, you’ll find inspiration to make your own living and loving place and space the best it can be, no matter your locale.
“Home should be comfortable. Gardens should be a retreat. Food should be comforting. I guess that sums it all up.”
Welcome to my little bit of heaven: Wisconsin.
All the Best ~DLM
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