My name is Mary Margaret Ripley. I am a mother of a teenage boy and wife to the love of my life. I work full time as a Bakery Manager for a small independent grocery store but also owned my own main street, small town bakery for 4 years before closing it in 2014. My passions are that of an 80 year I have been told but I enjoy writing about my gardening escapades, my baking and cooking adventures and there are days I wish I could turn the cell phone off in my pocket and revert back to life in the 1800s. I hope you enjoy my blog and learn a little something along the way that you can use in your own life.