About Me

Hello! Welcome to Smores & Sundresses!

If you’re a girly-girl who is going along on a camping trip because everyone else is going (but your idea of camping is a 5-star hotel), I can make you look like the Queen of All Things Camping. If you’re a tom-boy at heart, I can help you make your trip a breeze with my tried-and-true tips. If you’re not on friendly terms with your kitchen, I can help you look like a domestic goddess. If you’re well-acquainted with your kitchen, I can inspire you with new ideas.

I’m the mom of two wonderful boys, Tyler (15) and Caleb (9), and the lucky wife to my husband, Devin (18 years). I’m honest, funny and a tad OCD. But basically, I’m a tomboy in a dress!

I met my husband when I was 18 and he was 16… our first date in 1993 ended up with me in the hospital. No joke. It involved smoking too many cigarettes too quickly, strobe lights from a high school dance, and him being in the washroom when I passed out. He moved heaven and earth to find a way to see me in the hospital though (my friend was in the ambulance with me), and how could I not continue seeing him after that? We were engaged two years later, and married two years after that. We’re a good balance for each other, and I think that’s why we’ve been together for so long!

cutting the cake

I started blogging about three years ago with my cake business, and decided to put an end to the business side of things so I could spend more time with my family. My husband has always been my biggest supporter, and I think he was a bit disappointed when I decided to take down my cake Facebook page. While I still do cakes for friends and family, I feel less overwhelmed and more at peace because I get to spend that extra time I now have with the people who matter most to me. If you’d like to see my cake blog, it’s still up and you can view it here. However, here are a couple of quick examples:


But my love for blogging has never wavered, and so I returned to it. People ask me all the time for advice about camping, what to bring, what kind of foods do we eat, etc, etc. I enjoy helping friends with camping-related questions, and thought I’d share my experiences beyond that circle.

I’m aware that at some point, I’ll probably run out of things to say about camping, which is why my blog title leaves my options open!

Feel free to share a comment, and please follow me:

I’d love for you to follow me!

Twitter (https://twitter.com/ddr_74)
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*Special thanks to Terri Schrandt for mentioning Smores & Sundresses in her post. Read it here: bit.ly/1KMKM6s

In November of 2015, I was thrilled to find out that my post Coming Out – A Mother’s Story – Part One was featured on BlogHer.

In January 2016, my post Keep The Faith was featured on BlogHer, as well as republished on Mamamia.

Thank you for reading a little bit about me, I hope you enjoy my little blog!


28 thoughts on “About Me

  1. rosemaylily2014 says:

    Thanks for signing up to follow my blog, Le Chic En Rose! Good to connect via the blogosphere and I’ll enjoy reading your posts too. I’ll also sign up to follow you here and on Instagram and Pinterest (don’t have a Twitter account at this stage). Look forward to reading about your adventures, best wishes Rosemary 🙂

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  2. lovehappily says:

    Hi ddr_74, it has been a pleasure to read your blog, and I enjoy coming back and reading your posts regularly. I have just nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award. Thank you for your inspiration to me and to others.

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