The Kinda DIY Homestead

About Me

Welcome to The Kinda DIY Homestead!

Hi, I’m Angela!

My husband and I have been married 10 years in August! We have a beautiful, rambunctious, feisty almost 3 year old son who keeps us laughing, learning, and running around every day, and a scaredy-cat dog named Rutger Hauer (yes, after that 80’s sci-fi/action movie star!).

We bought our current house in suburban MN in 2019, and have been doing renovations ever since (isn’t that always the way).

In my sporadic free time (ie: naptime) I love watching anything Sci-Fi, guilty-pleasure romantic dramas (currently: The O.C. and Jane the Virgin), and squeezing in some reading (currently: the Wayward Pines series).

For 5 years of my life, I was a touring musician with an amazing all-girl rockabilly/punk rock band called L’Assassins, in which I played drums and did background vocals – it was a crazy time I’ll never forget! I’ve also been playing bass and singing at our church on one of the worship teams off and on for the past 10+ years.

Things I like:

  • Sci-Fi
  • Tattoos
  • Star Wars
  • Coffee
  • Cheese
  • A good curly hair day

Things I don’t like:

  • Ben Affleck as Batman
  • Anxiety
  • Chalkboards
  • Headaches
  • Hot weather
  • Red sauce on anything

Over the years I’ve developed a love for gardening, teaching myself various homesteading skills like canning & preserving, trying to sew (not successful), from scratch cooking (Kraft Mac & Cheese is still on the menu, though I make a mean homemade baked Mac & Cheese…….with Velveeta), started a YouTube channel recently, and long story short, a Blog is born!

You don’t have to be all-in, all the time.

My goal with The Kinda DIY Homestead Blog is to show you that homesteading doesn’t have to be overwhelming – I know I feel that way a lot of the time! You don’t even have to dedicate your whole life, time, or entire bank account to it.

Just do what you can, when you can and have fun along the way!

Come along with me as I share easy homemade recipes, our DIY adventure of remodeling our 1970s house, and trying figure out how to get my kid to eat something other than pouches and sandwiches.