Who is Sprittibee?
The short answer: I’m a homeschool mom of 4 and a Central Texas area wedding, portrait, art, food and event photographer, a social media guru (read: I help other people shine) and blogger. If you don’t have time to read more, you can hop over to my photography site and take a look at some samples of my work. I also blog my photos in posts here, along with sharing about our farm life, homeschool life, and so much more.
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For the rest of you not looking for social media help, portraits or event photography coverage… here’s the long answer:
Sprittibee is my nickname (it’s OK if you can’t say it… I get that a lot). My real name is Heather. I became a blogger in my early 30’s after happening upon someone else’s blog where I had to register to comment. I figured… “Hey, why not? My husband won’t read my emails…I might as well inflict them on others.” It was a good thing for routers and servers everywhere. I’m certain that people in my email address book got together to throw a party. I’ve been a blog enthusiast ever since that fateful day, waaaaay back in 2005 (which makes me a blogging dinosaur – since that was around the time that dirt was invented in computer years).
Marital Status: Happily Married to my King Bee for over 27 years.
Kids: 4 Worker Bees (23, 21, 11, and 9) – their birthdays are all in the winter and spring, and these are their 2020 ages!
Homeschooling: for 19 years…and we’re still getting our feet wet.
Faith: Christian (Anti-denominational! I don’t believe in division.)
3 Cats – Indie, Loki & Lucky
3 Cows – Guernsey Bull named Puppy, Jersey milk cow named Big Mama, and a longhorn heifer named Tempting the Stars
28 Chickens – various breeds, various names, and varying degrees of crazy
…and all the wild animals out here in with us on the Central Texas prairie where we live (seriously, we see animals daily and some live various places around the farm, even under our house).
From: Born and raised in Texas, I currently live in the wild green yonder about an hour outside of the Austin area on a tiny Texas farm that has been in my family since November 13, 1918. I’ve been a city girl with weekend ties to the country most of my life, and now we are learning to farm as quick as we can before the weeds take over and the 100-year old farm-house turns to sawdust. Prayers appreciated!
Favorite Beverage: Most of the time, I drink water. After being diagnosed with cancer in 2016, I have taken up serious herbal tea-drinking. I have probably 2 cups of tea per day, mostly green or white teas, herbal teas for the liver and gut, or some form of dandelion tea. I also love green tea lattes with different types of milk (raw cow milk, coconut milk, almond milk, hemp or pecan… cashew, you name it). I am also working on perfecting my fermenting to recreate kombucha at home… but I am not quite “there”. I do enjoy an occasional store bought one (love Holy Kombucha and GT’s). I haven’t made it in a while, but I also like water kefir, and home-made Thai Tea that doesn’t have a drop of sugar added. Once or twice a year, I indulge in decaf Espresso with frothed milk. Coffee is not my friend, as much as I’d love it to be.
Bible Verse: “And all your children will be taught by the Lord and great shall be the peace of your children.” ~ Isaiah 54:13
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