Welcome to Domestically Blissful!
My name is Giustina, but you can call me Giusti, easily pronounced “Just-E.”
I’m so excited you are here & I can’t wait to journey with you as we learn to create bliss through food, faith, home, & travel.
But first, let me share with you just how this blogging journey began.
During my first year of marriage & my last year of college I was
occasionally constantly posting pictures on facebook of crafts & recipes I had made & I started to notice a lot of comments from friends & family asking me how I did what I did.
With their encouragement, I started dreaming about starting my own blog where I could share the vegetarian recipes we love so much, along with my crafting adventures, & what I had learned thus far in marriage.
Some days I spent more time researching how to blog than actually studying – oops!!!
As soon as I graduated I bought my domain.
I was a little shy at first, but after a few months, I shared my blog with my friends & family. So on August 29, 2013, my blogging journey officially began.
Roger & I’s the first picture together in high school.
Even though I have been a vegetarian my entire life (as is my mother, my mother’s mother, & her mother) I have never been a health nut. And luckily neither is my husband who also has a long list of vegetarian ancestors.
We try to eat as healthy as humanly possible even though we have uncontrollable sweet tooth’s.
I sometimes joke that I married him so that I could get free dental care & still eat as many sweets as I wanted, although truth be told my relationship with Roger started in high school before I knew he was interested in dentistry.
Isn’t he the most adorable future dentist?
My love for DIYing & crafting didn’t really take off until Roger proposed in the fall of 2011.
Then my mom & I went into full-on crazy craft mode until my wedding in June of 2012.
After spending a year crafting on almost a daily basis for my wedding I felt like there was a big hole in my heart & a lot of empty space in our first apartment together.
I knew if I wanted to start crafting again & make our apartment a home I would have to get creative since money is not something I like to spend frivolously, luckily for Roger.
Sharing craft ideas & projects on Domestically Blissful has really helped me focus on creating inexpensive decor for every season.
DomesticallyBlissful.com is my baby and I hope you enjoy exploring and creating for yourself.
When trying DB’s Recipes you can rest assured that what you are eating is a tried & true recipe in our home.
Although if you see any recipes with mushrooms & onions you will know they were only consumed by me since my husband has still not picked up the taste for them.
In the DIY, Crafts, & Parties section you will find simple do it yourself projects & crafts that I have made for our own home or for special occasions.
These projects contain step by step directions and pictures that range from easy projects that take only a few minutes to those that can take several hours.
Confessions reveal my innermost thoughts… and I have a lot of them. Beyond my family, food, and crafts I am an avid reader, movie watcher, and old school feminist (which can be surprising due to my choice in lifestyle).
In Confessions, I have a section called Family of Love where you will find my heart and soul because my family (my husband) means everything to me. Even though I believe my life to be domestically blissful the waters are not always smooth sailing and marriage is a full-time job that takes work just like any other job. I have always known that I was meant to be a wife and a mother, and although we are only a family of two right now we are looking forward to expanding our family in the near future.
I just want to thank all of my readers who have allowed me to become apart of your lives! You have become my closest of friends & family & I look forward to getting to know you even more in the future! If this is your first time at Domestically Blissful I hope that you get a chance to browse through the world of Domestically Blissful and can find something worth your while.
Interested in getting to know me more? Check out these 25 Random Facts About Me.
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With love, G