About Michelle

Novice gardener. Loving wife. Thrift shopper. Lover of food, cheese in particular. Canning enthusiast. Maker of things, all kinds. Founder, Rosy Blu Handmade and Rosy Blu Vintage. Blogger. Etsy shop owner. Happy to meet you!

You can learn more about me here, or click on any of the "Let's be social" links located at the top of the left column. Thanks for visiting Rosy Blu! Or just read my blog posts below...turns out I think of a lot of stuff to write about.

What if you treated everybody like a toddler?

We turn not older with years, but newer every day. Emily Dickinson.

(And no, this does not involve asking grown-ups if they have to go potty.) Part 1: The magic of new humans The moment I met my nephew Jameson was magic. Here was this brand new little person who was beautiful, tiny and could do absolutely nothing for himself. The fact that he was moving and […]

I’M SELF EMPLOYED! and other wonderful news

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Sarah J. Bray sent an email this week about how she’s been spending a lot of time writing but not much Writing, and so she hasn’t been hitting the “publish” button much…and I read her words and thought, hey! Me too. I’ve been having tons of fascinating thoughts and ideas…but haven’t really had the capacity to publish […]

The barometer you didn’t know you had

What is the condition of your home telling you?

PART ONE This post began as a note scrawled to myself on a post-it: time to cook is a barometer for how well I’m taking care of myself. It was a night when, for the first time in weeks, I found enough time to enjoy putting together a big pot of goat cheese pasta for […]

Notes to my younger self

Notes to my younger self

I’m joining a bunch of other (awesome) bloggers to write Notes To My Younger Self to help spread the word about The Post College Survival Kit. We learned the hard way so you don’t have to! You don’t have to wait till your thirties for a better job, a cuter apartment, financial stability, better relationships + friendships.  […]

Teenage scars + sunshine + giggling at swear words

This has always made me laugh when I see it. Now, I totally get why.

[In case it's not mega-obvious from the title: this post contains some swears. You have been warned.] Not so long ago, I put some puzzle pieces together in my brain. The story starts when I was a teenager. My friends and classmates started remarking on how nice/smiley/optimistic I was. Somewhere around 9th grade, there were […]

Friday snapshot #8

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Happy Friday, lovelies! Quick reminder that TODAY is the last day to get the pre-order bonus of the new {ever-so-reasonable} Meal Planning Kit—a PDF download with links to all my own go-to recipes. That’s right, all the recipes I’ve tried and tested and determined to be so delicious I can’t help making them again—I’m sharing […]

When you fall behind at home…what conclusion do you draw?

Do I deserve to be called an adult? Some days not.

You get home from work, exhausted and frazzled. Mismatched shoes greet you at the door, next to a toppling pile of library books to be returned, dishes piled up by the sink, and a block of now-spoiled cheese that someone forgot to put in the fridge. You know you should do some picking up while you […]

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