Hi! I’m so glad you stopped by The Joyful Home. I’m Michele, a small-town Texas girl living and raising my family in the big city of Dallas.
I’ve spent the last thirteen years trying to create a joyful home. It started not long after I married my college sweetheart, just two weeks after graduating from law school. My mister and I lived in a tiny apartment, and while he spent his days at work, I studied for the bar exam and started learning how to make a home. Call me old-fashioned, but I had a deep desire to create a welcoming environment for our little newlywed selves, one that was lovely and warm and where we could bless others with hospitality.
That tiny apartment was where The Joyful Home was born, even though I didn’t start blogging about it until ten years later. During those years, we moved a few times, eventually ending up in our “forever home.” We were also blessed with three precious babies. They’re now 11, 9, and 8, and yes, I still call them my “babies.” I spent 8 years working full-time in private law practice before trading in my suits for full-time motherhood.
I’ve always loved food and fashion and found myself wanting a creative outlet. That’s when The Joyful Home was born. My goal is to provide inspiration and ideas for making your life easier and your home more joyful. I do that with delicious and easy recipes (all taste-tested and approved by my crew), decorating and entertaining tips, and plenty of style inspiration and gift ideas that will take the stress out of shopping.
I’m so glad you stopped by and hope you’ll grab yourself a cup of coffee (or tea, if you prefer) and take a look around. If you have any questions or even post ideas, please email me or leave me a comment: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you subscribe, I’ll send you a weekly newsletter full of good stuff like post recaps, sale alerts, and my family’s weekly meal plan (which includes a printable shopping list).
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