Hello, and welcome to the blog A Semi-Convenient Life! My name is Sarah. I’m a physician assistant, artist, DIYer, gardener, occasional writer, blogger, and as of September 1 of this year… a mom. I’ve been interested in getting into blogging for some time now. Unfortunately, I have been the master of procrastination and have yet to get things really up and running. I have failed multiple times with many other blogs, but I’m hoping that this one will take off and function like I want it to.
The idea for A Semi-Convenient Life came to me during my maternity leave. Two weeks prior to delivery (while I was laid up on bedrest), I had been contemplating using my time off to try and finally get a blog up and running. (Little did I know how much time in newborn takes!) I wanted to have a space where I could share some of my ideas in relation to baking, gardening, art making, lifestyle, and just about anything else I wanted. Everyone talks about creating “niche” blog , but what I really wanted was a “Jill-of-all-trades” lifestyle blog. A space to call my own.
It was one of those early-morning moments when I had just finished feeding my daughter when the title came to me. I got to thinking a little bit about what my life has become now. I looked out my kitchen window to my raised bed garden where I had grown multiple fruits, veggies and herbs for the past 2 years – some of which I had only recently canned into delicious tomato sauce and Rotel – yet the same time I was standing in front of my Keurig getting ready to make myself a pumpkin spice latte from the Starbucks K-cup line. There are many times that I try to do things myself and make things from scratch, and then there are times where I need the conveniences of modern day life in order to function.
I am living a semi-convenient life. A life in the middle.
This blog is dedicated to the many ways I live life in the middle. From product recommendations to recipes to building things from scratch. I hope you find my posts useful if you too are trying to life a balanced life in the middle.
How to Get Around
Can’t find what you’re looking for? Here’s a brief summary of what can be found where.
Find a recipe by course, season, cuisine, and more.
100th Acre Farm
While it would be nice to have a few acres out in the country is not necessary to grow a little, or a lot, of your own food. These posts focus on my small backyard farm that clocks in at 100th of an acre. Everything from my raised garden beds to my dwarf apple trees to an apiary!
Here’s where I done my goggles, grab my glue gun (or power drill) and get to crafting! See my Pinterest successes and fails first hand.
Essentially, a collection of art that I’ve made. Some pieces are original, some are challenges I’ve taken on, and some are works done in conjunction with online class. But all are beautiful in their own way.
Cakes that I’ve designed, both good and bad.