Meet me and my family

 

Tosha and family - Christmas 2012

Tosha and family – Christmas 2012

As you probably already know, my name is Tosha. I have a wonderful husband Jeremy (who I call Jackson, long story) and a ornery 3-year old Ryker. We live in a barn house on 20 acres just north of the KC metro area. We LOVE living in the country, where we are free to ride our four wheelers, drive our tractors and have bonfires to sit around with friends.

For as long as I can remember, I have always loved being creative, and I am so fortunate to be able to earn a living doing what I love. To be honest, I never envisioned myself as an entrepreneur. Of course, I had always had a strong drive to succeed and thrive on being involved in everything so it’s not been a stretch by any means. When I lost my “real job” while four and a half months pregnant with Ryker, I knew that I was at a crossroads. I had been struggling with the idea of sending him to daycare so I could go back to work after he was born. However, the LAST thing I wanted to be was a stay-at-home-mom. Don’t get me wrong, I fully admire and appreciate what SAHMs do each day, but I knew I’d go crazy if I didn’t have something creative to do. Plus, like most families, we depended upon my income as well. So I made the decision, literally within hours of being fired, to start my own business. And it was the best career decision I’ve ever made!

After Ryker was born, working at home with him was easy. He would just lay on a blanket or in his swing next to my desk while I worked. Of course, once he became mobile those days were over! But I still get to enjoy many “Ryker days” and the freedom to set my own schedule. It’s a luxury I try very hard not to take for granted.

These days, we enjoy working around the house as a family. I especially love DIY and decorating projects and look forward to sharing some of those with you in the future. Jackson and Ryker love spending time in the shed, working on tractors, trucks, go carts, or pretty much anything with an engine and wheels. And we look forward to taking our ‘new-to-us’ camper camping more this year (last year was a disaster when it came to camping trips!).

So what do you look forward to this year?