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Hi!  I’m CD, the author behind the blog, CD’s Country Living. I live in Minnesota, or, God’s country as most folks here in our neck of the woods, like to call this amazing state!

I’m obsessed with all things vintage, the color turquoise, giving new life to old things, lemons and I’m a country girl from my head, right down to my pink painted toes!

Our kitchen (even though it has been forever under construction), is my happy place.  I have boxes and boxes of recipe books, and there is no greater joy for me than whipping up something yummy for family and friends.

My mom is my best friend, and there isn’t a day that goes by that we don’t talk on the phone!

Family means everything to me.

I am the wife of this always smiling, ever so patient, amazing handyman who I thank the Good Lord for every single day! 


I am the proud mother of Mel, my daughter, (and son in law-Andy), and stepmom to daughter, Katt (and son in law David) and sons, Tony and Shane. 

We were SO very blessed to have four of the six kids in our wedding on a sunny beach in Mexico almost five years ago.

Andy (Mel's hubby), Mel, Katt, and Shane
Andy, Mel, Katt, and Shane

I’m also mom to one fur baby….Mr. Bentley-who loves to snuggle up in a blanket and keep me company while I work in my home office.


Fourteen months ago, I proudly took the title of Nana Gam Gam-from the newest member of our family…

max ready for spring

And the joy of our lives-grandson, Max!

I’m not the craftiest gal in the world, but after I fell in love with our 100+year old fixer upper, becoming a DIY’er was a necessity (budget wise) and now one of my greatest passions!

Our plan is to turn this old house, room by room, and on a budget, into the home of our dreams.

our house

We have a LONG way to go…



CD's Front Porch

 I don’t have a green thumb with indoor plants, (I forget to water them),  but I find great peace and much joy spending time in my gardens outdoors!

I’ve reached that magical point in my life where I take the time to stop and smell the roses.  Or really any flower for that matter-as long as I’ve taken my allergy meds, of course.

My decor style definitely leans more towards the farmhouse style, since I grew up on a farm, but every once in awhile I like to throw some shabby chic/cottage into the mix.

When it comes to painting furniture-I say yes….ALWAYS!

Before I started CD’s Country Living- (2014)the only blogs I had ever visited were book review blogs.

I didn’t have a Pinterest account until AFTER I started the blog.  Crazy-right!! What was I thinking???

Starting the blog wasn’t my idea it was my daughter, Mel’s. She thought it would be awesome to share the remodeling of our home, as well as my love for cooking.

I was scared to death.

I still am.

But I am also thrilled!!

Because I’ve met and been inspired by some AMAZING folks just like YOU (virtual hug)!

So THANK YOU, from the bottom of this country girl’s heart, for taking the time out of your busy day to hang out with me.

Blessings and hugs,