welcome to homespun in colorado

With this being my first post and all, I thought it would be a good idea to talk about how I came up with the name of the blog.

Why “homespun”?

According to the dictionary, homespun means spun (as in yarn) or made at home. It has to do with all of the homey things that one does including crafting, cooking, DIY projects, etc. In many ways, these will be the primary topics of this blog.

However, there is a deeper undercurrent as well that is important for me to address.

Homespun has to do with anti-consumerism. There was a women’s movement during Colonial American times that used homespun as a political statement. Essentially, women were using their skills to protest a wool import tax by the British. They basically said, “Fine. If you want to tax our wool, we’ll just make our own.” Pretty cool, right? That’s how I’m thinking about a lot of “craftivest” stuff going on right now and where I see some of our discussion here going. Sure, it would be easier to buy tomatoes from the store or to hop on Amazon and get whatever I think I need/want, but there’s something magical about growing your own food (to a certain extent) and finding things second hand.

Why “Colorado”?

Well, this is a much easier question to answer. I live in Denver, Colorado with my husband, son, and chihuahua. Justin and I moved here from Michigan in May 2018. Since then, our life has changed quite a bit. We bought a house. We adopted our son. I became a stay at home mom. We love living here and plan on making Colorado our long-term home.

I’m excited to share this journey of homespun life with you all.

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