About

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Hey, I’m Vanessa, the crazy Mom behind Our Thrifty Ideas. I love my daily job of a Play at Home Mommy, and I work on the blog during sleep time. Who says you need sleep to live?

The Barker Kiddos

Here you will get to know my CRAZY son William {known here as The Little Man} who is 3 1/2 years old. He has more energy than I know what to do with, and smarts far beyond me. He loves everything animal, knight, or adventure related. He begs to go hiking on a daily basis, and could live in the sprinklers or jumping in rain puddles.

You will also fall in love with my beautiful daughter, who is almost 2, Gracie {known here as Baby Girl Barker}. She is girlie in every aspect of the word. She loves pink, dresses, having her nails done, and of course “clippies” in her hair. But don’t let that girlie girl trick you. She can sword fight with the best of them, and loves to wrestle with her brother.

Barker Wedding Picture

The Man of The House is also the love of my life. He’s known as Sean (even the kids call him that when mad) and makes an appearance in pictures from time to time!! He and I have been married just over 6 years, and still have Eternity left!

 The Barker Family

My family loves to Craft, Bake, Dress up, and play play play!! Hope you stick around to see some of our ideas and implement some into your life too!