about me

Hi- I’m Betsy. Nice to meet you!

I’ve been married to the smartest, funniest, most loving man I know, Matt Pool since 10/10/10 (yes, we picked that date on purpose).

Matt and Betsy

For our wedding reception he surprised me by singing Michael Buble’s “Feeling Good”, while his groomsmen did an interpretive dance to the words. Hilarious!

wedding reception

Our son Ain Levi was born in June of 2013 after a 27-hour labor and we both adore him!


I blogged throughout my pregnancy – we thought he was going to be a girl up until 2 days before he was born! Now, as I start the journey of motherhood I’ll be blogging about natural parenting.

I’ve always loved to read and read to others.


I am an Elementary Teacher by trade and immediately after graduating in 2007, I moved to the Philippines and taught Kindergarten at Faith Academy (International Missionary School) for 2 years. It was the best teaching job ever!


I love to cook and try new recipes. In fact, during our first year of marriage I didn’t repeat a single meal!

I love to dress up (especially as favorite book characters – Anne of Green Gables anyone?)

dress up - Anne of Green Gables

I love to dance.

I love God and studying His Word. I love my church family.


I love to travel.

I love to plan and organize.

I am so blessed to have wonderful family and friends!


What I blog about:

My three current passions are healthy cookingDIY projects, and making my house prettier/more organized! I love to share as I learn and discover more ways to save money and make my home beautifully organized. I host a weekly Take it on Tuesday blog hop. I’d love for you to stop on by and share what projects you have been up to!

TIOT blog hop

I love challenging myself and have taken on a 31 day challenge the last two Octobers, writing 31 Days of New Uses for Old Things and 31 Days to Building a Cleaning Routine, as well as Cutting your Grocery Bill 101 series.

31 Days to building a cleaning routine button

Since becoming a mom, I’ve been writing about my experiences as a new mother. We are taking on the new tasks of cloth diapering, baby wearing, breastfeeding, and when the time comes I’ll make my own baby food. I plan on staying home and continuing to teach piano and tutor part-time.


Reader Faves

52 Reasons I Love You Cards

DIY Home Management Binder

Volumetrics Diet and 10 Goals

3-d Star from a Cereal Box

DIY Car Mount for your Cell Phone

Frugal Summer Date Ideas


Posts I Loved Writing

My 2013 Word

Whole Wheat Bread Recipe

Wine Bottle Tree

Daily Goals List Printables

Instant Dress!


How it all began…

This blog all began the day after my husband proposed to me April 10th, 2010, 6 months before we were to be married. He suggested we blog about our journey through planning a wedding on a budget. I LOVED the idea and he had no idea then, what this blog would become!

The Wedding Blog

We began blogging on blogspot, which remains “the wedding blog.” To properly view our journey through engagement, you will have to start at the oldest post and read forwards. My favorite posts include Zeh Ring, in which we talk about how we designed my engagement ring, Planning Priorities, and Wedding Faux Pas. We also came up with a wedding contest our guest could participate in to win a gift card. Finally, we posted about our Last Minute “to-dos”.

After our wedding, I discovered I LOVED blogging and continued to do so.

THANKS for reading!

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