About Sharon Hodge

IMAGE_6495   After working in the education field for many years, I decided that I wanted to devote more time to my family life.  When my youngest (I have two girls) began kindergarten, I felt that I needed to be there to put more energy into helping my children become more successful in their education.  So, with much conversation, my husband and I decided that it was the right time for me to leave my job.

Of course, when leaving a job and coming to depend on one income, I had to make changes in our lifestyle, definitely the financial part.  So, I began contemplating ways to save money through different venues.  There would be less money to spend on items.  I had to come up with ways to make things, and yes, even repair things for myself.  Though daunting, I set out to began this venture.  I found that I could save money by exploring more recipes to fix, sewing and repairing more items, throwing down the gauntlet and repairing appliances, and even planting a garden.

One of the things I found out along the way was that I became “good” at  making and fixing things myself.  My friends began asking me how do you fix this, or how do you make this. I even had a friend call me the other day and wanted to know how to repair her dish disposal that had stopped.  Well, needless to say, I’ve done that and was able to help her.

So, I began to blog about my fixings and makings in this nice blog called, Make It Or Fix It Yourself!  I must admit that I was quite surprised and honored to recently be included in the list of 10 Mom Blogs Full of Inspiring Advice on mashable.com.  Plus, my blog was recently featured as a source of information in the November 2013 issue of All You magazine, page 13.  I am so proud of my blog.  I love working on my blog because it allows me to express myself and help others along the way.  Isn’t that the point of blogging? So, if I can share something with someone to help their day, then I am truly satisfied.  Of course, it doesn’t hurt to have fun along the way!

So, feel free to drop me a line if you have questions or want to know more about a specific post that I have done at futrellhodge@yahoo.com.  I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you in the blogging atmosphere.