About Me

Hello and welcome to my little creative outlet. I started this blog in 2008 for two reasons - I needed a writing creative outlet and to keep my family and friends near and far on the active life my husband and I were living. And these are still the main objectives of it today. I share our life and adventures, the ups and some of the downs as well as crafts, DIY, home decor, recipes, parties and whatever else tickles my fancy. I hope you enjoy. 

A little about me...

I'm a 30-something full-time working wife and mother. I work in Marketing for our local Caterpillar dealer, managing our web presence, which means occasionally I get to drive (supervised, of course) some of the big equipment! Believe it or not this is an AWESOME perk to the job. And while I would love to be home with my girls and hubby more, economics just won't allow it and I also need the stimulation and adult interaction I get from work. I learned this when I was unexpected Stay-at-home mom to my first daughter after being laid off during my pregnancy. 

I love my life - I have a husband who loves me and challenges me, supports me and spoils me. I have two beautiful little girls who bring joy and laughter, tears and frustration. Two cats (Jake & Kelsey), two dogs (Tulley & Gibson) and a bearded dragon round out our happy home and I love snuggling with all of them, minus the lizard. He and I have a mutual understanding of staying away from each other.

The reason I call this blog "The Duck Call" is because my husband is a hunter, primarily for waterfowl (which is the reason we own two bird dogs), but when he can he bags us an antelope or two, Dungeness crab and even abalone (ok, I know that's technically fishing, but its a form of hunting, right?). Any animal he brings home, we consume. Every winter I become both a fantasy football and hunter's widow. And while I miss my husband when he is gone (sometimes for a week, a day, or just an evening), our marriage is stronger for having our own interests. I support his and he supports mine. And we easily reconnect over a nice bottle of wine or champagne.

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