2013-07-01 22.34.26

Hi ya’ll!

I’m Tina and I’m currently a stay-at-home-mom and wife. I’m a fan of music, food, baseball, movies, crafts, and healthy living. Yes, I just said food and healthy in the same sentence. And no, I do not condone leaving out the butter.  I very much like to eat healthy and live well, all while holding on to a little bit of my raising.  But above all, I am a huge believer in family and the Big Man Upstairs.

I am proud to say that I was born and raised in the beautiful Bluegrass state of Kentucky. And to be more specific, the south eastern part of the state, you know, Appalachia, so I got a whole lotta country goin’ on…sometimes. My husband likes to give me a hard time about it even though he was raised in the same small town as me.

Mr. O and I have been blessed with two amazing little girls.  Little Bear and Coco are very special to us.  Both girls where surprise pregnancies and both were challenging babies due to birth defects.  We are managing though, and loving life along the way.

Our little family has lived many places: Kentucky, Arizona, and Mississippi.  Each move has grown us individually and pulled us closer together.

The Bourbon Cactus is my way of keeping grounded and keeping track of our families new adventures. So, please, take the time to look around a little. I’ll share recipes -some tried & true back home favorites & some new- crafts & DIY projects, and just general happenings of my life as mommy and wife.