About Muffins and Magnolias

Christy Floyd, the blogger behind Muffins and Magnolias, has been happily married to  her wonderful husband Kurt for the last thirty-one years, and is the mother of three awesome grown daughters and  a very active “resident four year old.” She and her husband have lived in Arlington, Texas for the last thirty years, but are originally from Houston, Mississippi.

 

About Muffins and Magnolias…

I write this blog predominantly for me because as I get older, the more easily I forget what I’ve learned or read and wanted to have a single place to look up the things that I should know and used to know, but no longer know.

Feel free to join me on my journey if you dare.

This journey is towards a more minimalistic, cruelty-free lifestyle than the one that I first began creating when my husband and I got married thirty-one years ago.

Back in 1986, when I first got married, homes and lifestyles were completely different and much more cluttered. I realized this fact about a month ago when I wandered into my first craft show in about twenty years.

Back in 1985, the big-hair and lots-of-hairspray newlyweds like myself desired clutter, ornamentation, and…looking back, perhaps, gaudiness. In 2018, as I help my daughter prepare for her upcoming wedding and new life, it seems like everyone is looking for minimalism and simplicity…

What a change from the days of Silver Dollar City country to farmhouse country during the last thirty years, right?!

Here on my website, I invite you to join me…

…as I break habits that I’ve formed over the last thirty years and swap them with new habits that are better both for my family and the environment….

…as I change our family’s eating habits from what-used-to-be the fast food generation that my kids and myself were all brought up in to a vegan or raw foods…or perhaps just healthier…diet…

…as I take each of the steps throughout my day and attack that particular part of my day to discover how I could be streamlining and doing this better and smarter…such as my mini units on “taking a shower” and “going to bed.”

 

Join this journey with me. Let’s fight this “yes, I’m having yet another zero birthday this year” drama with courage and skill. Learn with me. Come grow old with me, the best is yet to be.

Join me as I learn about eating a healthier diet, dressing more appropriately for this stage in my life, and celebrating life and making life better one Happy Planner section, one habit, and one day at a time.

Join me as I share stories of true-life Steel Magnolias, those women that I have known, both personally and not, who have truly inspired me.

Join me as I share stories about my own life when I have had to be a “Steel Magnolia,” such as my husband being deployed five times to Afghanistan and Iraq, living with a spouse who has PTSD, and adopting/raising a four-year old in my fifties…

Come grow old with me…Join me as I journey…

 

 

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