Hi, I’m Valerie! I’m a city girl living the country life in the tiny town of Golden, MO. Born and raised in Springfield, MO I loved having everything I needed within 5 miles. When I married my husband Pate 5 years ago, we decided to move out to his home town after a couple years of living in Springfield. Golden is where his job and family are and it has slowly but surely become our sweet home. If you haven’t heard of Golden, well I’m not surprised! We have one gas station, two tire shops, and a battery store. Two of those businesses are run by our family, the Shumakers! Instead of driving 5 miles to get anything we want, we have to drive at least 15 miles to even get to a grocery store. I am a girl that loves shopping and fashion, eating out and going to the movies. Needless to say, I never thought I would be living in a town that doesn’t even have a population on it’s sign, but this sweet small town has grown on me and surprised me in all the ways that I love it. It is the perfect place to raise our sweet little son Silas and we hope to be adding more to our farmhouse family soon! I love being a stay at home momma, reading, getting outdoors, and of course writing for fun.