Meet Nicole

Thanks for taking a minute to get to know me. My name is Nicole Bennett and I am honored to be the editor of Simple Homemade.

Life is busy, and these days I find myself squeezing in time for creativity and writing between cooking, spending time with my hubby and managing the the home and the family. I’m a woman of many passions, and I wear lots of hats, so to speak.

My husband, David, and I met in college at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo (at a concert) and were married two weeks after I graduated with a B.A. in Modern Languages and Literature. I also have a Master’s in Spanish, and taught at Cal State Long Beach before my daughter was born.

In the last seven years, our family has grown to include a spunky daughter, Gigi (born May 2007), the sweetest little guy Brody (April 2010), who joined our family via adoption, and Hallee, our newest little one (June 2011). They keep me on my toes to be sure, and are definitely one of my inspirations for leading a more natural lifestyle, as I seek to keep them healthy and also leave them a legacy of sustainable living.

Our family is fun and active… we love baseball (Go Dodgers!), the beach, traveling, camping and spending time with our extended family and friends. In 2009, we took a three week road trip to go to twelve MLB baseball games, and as of now, we’ve been to twenty of the thirty ballparks, with our oldest daughter.

After faithfully documenting family life online for a while, I started my personal blog, Gidget Goes Home  in 2008, and it has blossomed into a place which archives my various crafty pursuits, my affection for homemade ice cream, and my love of Jesus.

I learned to sew as a young girl, and still enjoy to do that whenever I can, along with embroidery, the occasional needlecraft and various art projects with my oldest kiddo. I’m an avid reader, and rarely dig into just one book at a time. When it’s warm and sunny, and the kids are under someone else’s care, I might just take my surfboard out.

Simple Homemade really reflects one of the passionate pursuits I’ve been leading my family towards in the last few years– going back to a simpler, more natural and homemade lifestyle. I am constantly inspired by the community that has developed here, and for that I thank you, dear readers.

Want to contact me? Head here. I wish I had more time to write you back promptly, but please know I read every email that comes my way.

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And would you like to know more about Simple Living Media? Head here. Where have we been mentioned? Head here.

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