About The Hobby Wife

Welcome to The Hobby Wife. I’m Melissa, the guiding force behind this platform devoted to the gentle arts of homemaking, gardening, and the culinary world.

I’m a passionate gardener, a dedicated homemaker, and a true culinary enthusiast. My life’s journey has been marked by an unwavering commitment to cultivating gardens, transforming living spaces into harmonious retreats, and crafting exquisite culinary delights.

While earning an associate’s degree in business, I’ve learned how to blog and share my passion with the world.

Join me on The Hobby Wife as we dive headfirst into the enchanting world of gardening, homemaking, and the true American culinary experience.

Together, we’re going to uncover hidden gems you have to travel to, tips for turning your garden into a green paradise, your home into a cozy haven, and your cooking skills into something legendary.

Meet Melissa

Let me tell you a little bit about me, I’m Melissa, a free-spirited gal originally hailing from the vibrant landscapes of New Jersey. These days, you’ll find me nestled in the heart of Iowa, alongside my loving husband Mike.

Growing up without a traditional family has helped me to learn the delicate art of surviving on microwave-grilled cheese and dodging questionable life choices. It also sparked a passion in me to create all of the things my home was missing.

Organization, creativity, cleanliness, and sometimes a warm meal at the end of the day.

Thankfully, I found solace and inspiration in my loving Italian grandmother Ellen, who swooped in like a culinary superhero, dishing out mouthwatering meals and colorful language.

She was my guardian angel, the one stable person in my life who bestowed upon me the sacred knowledge of cooking and cleaning.

Little did she know that those lessons would ignite a lifelong passion for homemaking within me.

From that moment forward, I embraced the art of creating a warm and nurturing home, a skill that continues to be an integral part of who I am today.

But my grandmother’s influence didn’t stop there. Oh no, she opened the doors to a world teeming with life and love. Through her, I developed a profound affection for animals, finding solace in their company and a sense of purpose in caring for them.

And as if that wasn’t enough, her green thumb and culinary prowess awakened in me a deep appreciation for gardening and cooking. Together, these passions have woven a tapestry of joy and fulfillment into the very fabric of my existence.

So here I am, a Jersey girl with a heart brimming with love for all creatures, a zeal for cultivating nature’s beauty, and an insatiable appetite for whipping up delectable dishes.

Join me as I embark on this journey of homemaking and discovery, where every day is an opportunity to create a sanctuary filled with love, laughter, and scrumptious delights.

Together, we’ll celebrate the joys of animal companionship, revel in the wonders of nature, and unlock the secrets of creating a home that radiates warmth and happiness.

So, I invite you to join me on this delightful adventure as I share the lessons I’ve learned, the triumphs I’ve celebrated, and the adventures that have shaped me into the woman I am today.

Together, let’s find inspiration, nurture our homes and hearts, and create a life that fills us with joy.

Welcome to my world, where New Jersey meets Iowa, and where authenticity and passion are driving forces.

The Hobby Wife is not just about my story—it’s about empowering you to find your own happiness and fulfillment. Let’s embark on this journey together, creating a tapestry of memories, laughter, and growth.

Hopefully, I will see you around!

Melissa