About Me

Hello and welcome! I am Marie and I am a mother to three amazing kids and wife to one ruggedly handsome man!  I love to be creative in the kitchen and my home which was my inspiration for starting this blog. I have no formal training in culinary arts but I had a drive to learn and to be able to make delicious food for my family.  When my husband and I got married in 2008 he showed me a lot about cooking (yes, I have a man that cooks!).  I was also inspired by cookbooks, cooking shows, and magazines.  I quickly found myself recreating recipes or coming up with my own and after a lot of trial and error, I have reached my goal of being able to provide good, home cooked meals for my family.

Here is a little about me in a nutshell…

I am a homemaker and my kids (2 daughters and a son) keep me very busy!  They make life so joyful and hectic all at the same time! My husband, Josh, is my absolute best friend and love of my life.  He supports me no matter what crazy ideas or dreams I have!  We live in southern Colorado along with a dog and a flock of chickens.

My favorite’s enjoying the great outdoors

Some of my favorite things include coffee (I mean a lot of coffee) in the mornings, wine in the evenings, and obviously creating and eating delicious food. I consider myself a sweet tooth.  I love to bake and baking is something I have been doing since I was young.  I give all that credit to my mom (she makes the best pies)!  I also love to decorate and rearrange furniture.  It’s therapeutic for me but drives my husband crazy! It really throws him off.  Mornings are my favorite time of day and I like to go to bed early.  I believe enjoying the great outdoors is always good for the soul. I enjoy exercising, binge watching Netflix, and curling up with a good book.  I love all things chocolate, antique shopping, and quiet time to my self.  And lets not forget I love green chilis in almost all of my food.  Did I mention I’m from southern Colorado? They’re kind of a big deal here.  I love to get to know people so feel free to follow me on social media and send me an old fashioned email.  Enjoy!

About Bread and Buckets…

On this blog you can find recipes with a rustic spin that are tried and true family favorites.

Many of my recipes are in large portions.  Perfect for large families or having leftovers.

You may even find decorating ideas, DIYs, crafts, home projects, and I anything else I feel I may want to share.

This blog is my creative space.  Its a place where I can catalog my recipes and share with anyone who wants them.  It is my place to escape the chaos of motherhood.

Thanks for stopping by!