Hello. I’m AJ. My name is really Amy Jo, but when I worked with a “Hoods in the Woods” program, the boys would call me Mary Sue, or Daisy Mae. So I shortened it to AJ. If my family calls me at work and asks for Amy, it really throws me off.
I live in Southern Utah. A very beautiful place with mountains and streams, red sandstone, pastureland, sagebrush, slot canyons. I bought a little house with 2.5 acres in 2007 and have been so grateful for my home. I call it my saw dust and glue house because there is nothing square or level about it. I am remodeling the inside of my home, so There is always a project going on
I have many fur babies. A Jack Russell Terrier named Iggy. Two English Bulldogs, Augustus and Gemma Lee. Also, goats and chickens. I will share some of the craziness that goes on behind the scenes with my critters.
I am a Registered Nurse. My areas of expertise lie in Emergency Medicine and currently Surgical Services. I worked at the hospital in St. George, UT for almost 12 years. Recently I transferred to the hospital in Cedar City, UT.
I have been overweight most of my life. I went to Mexico for Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery in June of 2016. As of January 2017, I have lost 75 pounds. My self-esteem has improved. I’m lighter on my feet. I would love to share more information about that process. A life saving decision. <a target=”_blank” href=”http://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=474895&u=1457597&m=29190&urllink=&afftrack=”><img src=”http://static.shareasale.com/image/29190/DYOH_0002_468x60_00.jpg” border=”0″ alt=”Craftsy” />
I love sewing, quilting, knitting, crocheting, and I recently purchased a Silhouette Cameo. I am learning to make beautiful crafts with it. I will be sharing my experiences with crafting on my blog.
I also love to bake. I will be trying out some of the recipes I find on Pinterest and share reviews on the blog.
I started building a 28′ X 28′ garage/barn with two stories about 2 years ago. It’s an ongoing project that I will post excerpts on and share with you all.
I decided to create a blog about my life experiences. Perhaps some thing that I share on my blog will help someone else. My friends say I should be a comedian. I wanted to be on Saturday Night Live when I was a kid.
Welcome to my home. Cheers, AJ