Hi y'all, and welcome to the homestead! My name is Victoria and I'm the face behind A Modern Homestead.
If you're looking to contact me, please head on over to my contact page!
I'm so happy you found me! I'm a born and raised 10th generation Texan raising the next generation in Central Texas with my husband of 15 years and our 6 year old son.
Here's a little bit more about our family...
We live on about $30,000 a year, by choice (though we make more than that now), so that we can spend our time together instead of working to pay for things we don't care about. We're able to pull this off by living an extremely frugal life... but luckily, building a money-saving system, and stretching every dollar is SUPER fun for me. Yeah, I know... I'm a little odd ;-)
But mainly, I love keeping my home and pantry to the standard that my grandmother did before me; Homemade and Real.
In 2015 (after 10 years of marriage, what a long wait!) we welcomed our little boy into the family and made the decision that I would leave my job as a kindergarten teacher to stay home with him. As amazing as that was, it only lasted a short time... In January of 2016 my husband lost his job and our sole source of income disappeared overnight. It was terrifying at first, as I was afraid that I would lose the opportunity to stay home with our son. But it has turned into the biggest blessing we could ever imagine!
Because we were able to work hard, save money, and live frugally, we had the chance to completely change our lives! Today we both work from home and are blessed to be bringing in more money for our family than we made together both working for other people!
Now through my blog, I get to help others learn more about how to live a frugal and simple lifestyle, while making money online so they can pursue the lives they've always dreamed of!
What You'll Find on A Modern Homestead
Here on the site you'll find From Scratch Recipes for the most delicious food you'll find from a Southern kitchen, Frugal Living tips that are easy to follow even if you aren't a spreadsheet junkie like me, and Homesteading Skills that you can pursue from where ever you live (even in a high-rise, city apartment!).
Fun Facts About Victoria
- I tried on many different careers before finally settling into blogging and homesteading. I've done everything from working at a Video Game Company, to building websites for divisions of Homeland Security - I've worked as a full time seamstress and spent 5 years as a kindergarten teacher!
- I LOVE to make handmade gifts for people and I've knitted over 30 sweaters, with only 1 being for myself.
- I have never had seafood prepared in a way that I enjoy. I've even had fresh fish caught and prepared same day in Hawaii and I still didn't like it :-( I want to! I just don't...
- I'm a 10th generation Texan and my ancestor came to Texas alongside Sam Houston.
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