Westenhavers 2014

My name is Hildie (yep, short for Hildegard).  I’ve got a lovely husband and six children (India, 20, York, 18, Finn, 16, Arabella, 14, Adelaide “Ada”, 10, and Jasper, 9).  Austin, Texas is my home, although I was born and raised in Detroit. I have a jillion hobbies and interests that I have developed over the years. They bring me so much happiness; I hope I can help you feel accomplished and talented even if you don’t think you are. My philosophy is that the more things you know how to do around your home, the happier you’ll be.

I am smart. I am sarcastic. I am sassy. But if I were just those things I would be a brat. I am also kind, spiritual, creative and cheerful.  Mostly I like to tell it like it is on this blog. I believe that being true and honest is essential to happiness (But not totally honest. Because that could get a little gross). I don’t want to give you a veneer of perfection because, well, I hate when people do that.

Most of the things I do revolve around my family and my house.  I’m Mormon (like the six kids didn’t give that away); I love polka dots, buying stuff online and eating in bed.

2 thoughts on “About

  1. I saw you on BYU Fresh Take and wanted to check out your blog. It was hard to find because you didn’t say how to spell your name or what your blog was called. Finally found it! I’m not a mommy but I think I have a lot to share so I’m looking for inspiring examples. Thanks. Guess I’ll get started.

  2. Hi there! I ran across your post, “the critters” while I was researching what nasty things may be lurking in Austin, TX (very helpful btw, thank you). My husband was just offered a job down there (we are from UT) and we are about 90% sure we will be taking it. But for some reason I keep having a tiny feeling of reservation about going. So, I am trying to do some research to familiarize myself with Austin in hopes to find some peace. What areas would you suggest we look into for housing? What are a couple of your favorite things about living in Austin? And Is there anything you regret or would change about moving there?

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