Welcome to Uncorking Peonies

Welcome friends, old and new, to Uncorking Peonies. A personal blog written on the life of a twenty-something Michigander. My label changes by the minute –from a wife to a fur-mama, a Child of God, a community activist, a wino, a homeowner, a newly-wed, a badass babe, a runner, a baker, a national park traveler, a DIY-selfer, among so many others — but my mission never does: to embrace Life to the fullest and find the silver lining in every opportunity. Welcome to the little corner of the blogosphere where I share some of these moments.

This blog began in 2014 as Peonies ‘n Mint and focused on the after-effects of my first breakup, entering the professional world after college, and wrestling through the trials of being a single woman in the millennial age. Through the years, I have shared my achievements and failings with my readers as honestly as possible — sometimes relinquishing all control through rants and wonderings as to why things happen the way they do.

In 2017, the blog shifted to become Uncorking Peonies and focus on my upcoming wedding, then newly-wed life and home ownership. Life continued to become more and more chaotic until the new decade rolled around and I waved farewell to blogging as a whole. My Type-A personality was overwhelmed knowing I had lost focus on the direction of the blog. And so I shut the doors of Uncorking Peonies and walked away for a few months…

… until today!

Over the past five months I have intentionally taken control of a number of areas of my life in order to become the best version of myself. And I found myself itching to begin blogging again, wanting to exercise my writing muscle. Though I doubt there’s a need to be redundant: I am here, I am back, and I am staying for awhile.

So, again, WELCOME!

Moving forward, Uncorking Peonies will continue to be a personal blog on the what’s and where’s and how’s my Life is going. I plan to share more home projects, travel experiences, entertaining ideas, and healthy activities with my readers. In the menu above you will see the four areas of my focus: Life, Health, Experience, and Home. Under each you’ll find:

  • Life: daily journal entries of what I’m doing and/or how I’m feeling, open discussions on topics shared with my friends and loved ones, and miscellaneous topics that might cover a little bit of everything and anything.
  • Health: a focus on nutrition from a self-care approach rather than control over my body, fitness regimens I am utilizing to develop my most optimum body, recipes that have become staples in my kitchen, and mental and emotion well-being posts to both inspire and encourage
  • Experience: a little area to showcase my family’s travels, my part-time gig of event planning, and all things #SlackTieEvent (our 2018 wedding and preparation posts)
  • Home: entertaining tips and secrets, fun DIY creations designed from Pinterest finds and tweaked for my needs, and a number of home projects that are elevating our house into a home

I am always looking to meet new friends and explore new blogs. Please feel free to reach out by commenting below (or on any post!) and sharing a bit about yourself. You, in every little detail, are so welcome here and I look forward to making a new connection. Until next time, my friend, enjoy your time here in my little abode…

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