About Me

Hello! Let me introduce myself.

I’m a born and raised North Dakota girl.  For as long as I can remember, had a plethora of interests, crafting, gardening, baking, sewing, canning, you name it!

Mark, my husband, and I met when were both stationed in Germany with the Air Force.  I am so grateful for the 20 + years of ups and downs.  Together we’ve built our marriage and are still raising our 4 children, who range from 11 years old to 18 years old – oh my!!! (how are we THAT old?)

Our RV Adventure

In 2012, we moved our family of 6 into an RV, which was the primary motivation for starting TheNewLighterLife.com. 

We encountered our share of challenges along the way, dealing with winter RVingbuyer’s remorse, cabin fever, etc…

If you’re curious about the Full Time RVing part of our life, you can check out the links below.  

What’s Been Happening Since

Shortly after we stopped Full-Timing, I took a significant break from blogging.  

Since then, Mark quit his full-time job to begin day trading. He also took over homeschooling.  I went back to work after a 12-year break from my career. 

Spring of 2019, we relocated back to the Black Hills of South Dakota.  Our family loves our life here we stay busy with friends and camping.  Our lives are full here and I stay busy in my off-time pursuing (and sharing with you all) my many interests.

Someday, (hopefully in the near future) I plan to rebrand the blog from TheNewLighterLife to some new amazing name that better captures the spirit of the blog. Stay tuned for that.

In the meantime, I’ll continue to share with you helpful tips, home-making resources, and my favorite recipes!

Thanks for stopping by!