About Martie from A Hair in My Biscuit
You are here. You are here for a reason, and that reason is to find out what this page is about. I’m told it should be about one specific thing, but see, I just can’t do that. I want all of my eggs in one basket, and I have lots of eggs! So, this blog is about several things, and if I shoot myself in the foot, so be it. I love what I do, and I’ll do it “myyyyyy waaaayyyyyy”
Hair, Makeup and Beauty
First and foremost, A Hair In My Biscuit is about hair, makeup, and beauty. I’m a licensed cosmetologist who worked behind the chair for 19 years, and I’ll always have my toe in the beauty industry in some way. I had a very successful career, but chose to retire early and make this little side-hustle my full time job (there were a few reasons for that, which you can read about here). I loved my clients, my coworkers, and the creative side of being a hairstylist, and I will always miss aspects of it.
Aside from hairstyling, I was also a makeup artist for the last 5 years of my career, specializing in airbrush makeup for formals and weddings. I still adore applying makeup, and I don’t ever plan to stop. As my own skin gets older and more flawed, it’s more and more fun to fight that challenge, and even more fun to just put makeup on someone younger who has better skin. Such is life.
This is me a few years ago (in my 30’s), before all these brown things started growing on my face. Welcome to the 40’s, Martie.
Big creek farm house remodel
This is definitely a close second to my main topic. My husband (Coach), my two girls (Pooh and Tigger), and I live in a 115-year old farm house that sits upon the banks of Big Creek. My Mom (Madre) lives right behind us in a little cabin that has just always been there. I love this place to my core, because I grew up in this house, and I am the 4th generation to live here (in a roundabout way).
My stepdad (Papa) grew up here. His dad spent summers here, and his dad actually built the house. When Coach and I moved in, it needed a lot of work. I mean a lot. I’ve chronicled the whole transformation here on this blog, under the heading “Big Creek Farm House Remodel”
We have a mini-farm with 3 dogs, 12 chickens, 1 horse, 1 adorable rabbit, and big plans. We couldn’t be happier here in the sticks, with land to roam on and a creek to swim in. My girls love it just as much as I always did! Who wouldn’t love this, though?
food and recipes
I love to cook, y’all. It’s the Southerner in me, I guess. I actually come from a long line of wonderful cooks…my Grandmother, Madre, Daddy-O, and even Papa. Food is always at the center of any family-fest around here, and is definitely an expression of love in my family.
So, yeah, there’s a food section. Nope, this is not a recipe blog, but I do have lots of recipes. I just can’t help it! You’ll find lots of easy to prepare, straightforward, perfect-for-a-weeknight meals here…nothing too fancy. As a wife and Mom of two busy girls, I just try to make sure we have a hot meal every night that tastes good and keeps us fueled.
I make things…lots of different things…out of stuff I find. I find stuff at thrift stores, stuff in my own storage rooms, and stuff in nature. I love up-cycling and repurposing! I like to draw, paint, sew, glue, and build. It’s in my blood! So, yeah, you’ll find some crafty posts here, as well. I think hairstyling and creativity go hand in hand, so it should come as no surprise.
I also sell some of my handmade goodies on Etsy, including Flaxie Hugs (flax-filled heat therapy bags), up-cycled salon wear, and magnetic pin-holder bracelets (perfect for hairstylists and sewists). I love what I do and have just as much passion for this new career as I did/do for hairstyling. With blogging and hand-making things, I’m in complete control, and get to make all of the creative decisions. You know how we creatives are…
In this category, you’ll find stories about life in the Deep South, in a small town, out in the country, in the middle of the most beautiful paradise on Earth. You’ll find rants, raves, tales, suggestions, and really just anything that I want to sound off about. I don’t get political, and definitely not too controversial, although I don’t promise everyone will agree with everything I say.
I’m Martie, and I’m the narrator, the curator, the former hair-slinger, the blabber-mouth, the artsy-craftsy wife of one and mother of two. I love Jesus, I love my family, and I love what I do. I hope you find entertainment in my blog, and if you’re curious about how it got its name,
click here. My hair career is over, but the stories and memories of my 20-year career will never leave me.
And now, you know all about Martie from A Hair In My Biscuit. I’m sure you’ll go forward feeling rewarded, confused, and slightly amused….and definitely hungry for more!
Please come back soon!