Welcome to Ms. Elaine Kneeous! I am starting this blog because there are so many times I think, “If I had a blog, I would write about that…” My husband Kevin has a blog on FranklinNOW.com called This Just In. He inspires me because he writes well and writes often. So I will share some of his popular regular features on MY blog too!
The name of my blog came from a discussion I had with Kevin. As I was trying to think of a catchy title, he asked me what it’s going to be about. I told him recipes & entertaining, mommy stuff, random thoughts… “Miscellaneous.” And so, Ms. Elaine Kneeous came to be.
Let me tell you a few things you will NOT find on my blog.
Beauty and Fashion tips. I am the STAY AT HOME mother of a 2-year-old. Some days I am happy that I am showered and dressed. I don’t need a wardrobe redo with every new season. I am happy with jeans that fit, tops that hide fingerprints, and shoes that can be stepped on.
By the way… I’ve been using Bare Minerals makeup for years. I’m STILL waiting for them to live up to their commercial where a woman states, “Bare Minerals will change your life!” Hmmm…
Organizing tips. As previously stated I am the mother of a 2-year-old. My priority during the day is enjoying my daughter, not rearranging my pantry.
Diet & Exercise tips. Miss Piggy’s “Never eat more than you can lift” is about as close to any diet tip I can offer you. My exercise routine consists of chasing aforementioned toddler around the house trying to change her diaper.
Gardening tips. If I could plant plastic, I would. I HATE gardening. I have seasonal allergies AND an irrational fear of bees. Digging in dirt is not my idea of a good time.
Home Improvement projects and DIY ideas. I don’t know which end of a hammer to pick up, I refuse to get on a step ladder over two feet tall, and the only screwdriver you will ever find in my hand is made with Absolut and OJ.
Sports commentary and analysis. I don’t know a basketball from a meatball. (I guess that means you probably don’t want to read my cooking posts, huh?) I root, root, root for the home team only because I have state pride.
Vegan anything. I believe we, as humans, are at the top of the food chain for a reason. I am a proud omnivore and don’t ever plan on changing. I often say PETA stands for People Eating Tasty Animals.
Reducing your carbon footprint tips. I don’t think having a child is the worst thing you can do for the environment, and the last worry in my mind is global warming. If I’ve already alienated your tree-loving soul then this blog is not for you.
So, once again, welcome! I won’t make any claims that this blog will change your life, help you live the American Dream, or make the perfect pie crust. While I could have the “It’s MY blog, I can write what I want to” attitude, I hope to do more than that. I want to offer tidbits of useful information, inspire you to try a new recipe, encourage you to enjoy your family (whatever “family” is to you,) and hopefully make you laugh at least occasionally. If you enjoy my blog, please invite a friend or two to read as well.