Vanessa is a Kansas girl, wife to a farmboy-turned-engineer husband, and mother to two sweet blessings. She loves old things, country music, cookie dough ice cream, and French bulldogs—especially her own, Hazel. She thinks being a mom is by far the best job she’s ever had, and not just because it allows her to drink extra caffeine and avoid pants with any kind of buttons. When she’s not doing puzzles, pushing swings, or refereeing small children, she can be found watching Fixer Upper reruns and trying to channel her inner Joanna Gaines. You can read more over at Vanessa’s blog, Sunflower State of Mind.