Cheryl Wisneski

Cheryl Wisneski
Cheryl is a born and raised Minnesotan that married her college sweetheart 20 years ago. She is the mom of a beautiful and stubborn 22 year old daughter, a handsome and headstrong 19 year old son, and Vinny, the four legged king of the house. She recently started a furniture refurbishing business,, that occupies her time immensely and keeps her from dwelling on the fact that she and her hubby are on the verge of becoming empty nesters. A self proclaimed introverted extrovert, helicopter mom and clean freak, Cheryl is happiest when she has a paint brush in her hand, a chilled glass of chardonnay in the evening, and her family all present around the dinner table. She loves holding her husband's hand, Lake Superior, and the Pacific Northwest. Cheryl has a tendency to name the furniture she paints, over analyze everything, and carry on conversations with her yellow lab, Vinny. She is looking forward to helping her daughter plan her wedding and seeing her son graduate from the Marine Corps in the spring.

Hang In There: Their Brains Fully Develop By The Age Of 25

My daughter. The beautiful little premie who made me a mama. My  passionate, stubborn, and strong-willed daughter Morgan recently turned 25. TWENTY FIVE. I have no idea where the time has gone or how...

Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas For All Ages

Speckled jelly beans, Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Eggs, Chocolate bunnies.....oh, my teeth hurt just thinking about it! Almost 2.6 billion (yes, BILLION) dollars will be spent on Easter candy this year in the U.S....

How Social Media Has Changed The Way We Communicate

Imagine not having your cell phone to text anyone. No Facebook to check a profile, and no Instagram to peek at a friend's story (or a stranger's!). How about not being able to keep...

Marriage After Two Decades and Why I Still Get Butterflies

My husband and I are celebrating 23 years of marriage this coming fall. 23 years. It's been good 23 years, in fact, it's been better than good.  I mean, it hasn't been two decades...

Why I Love Working From Home

I've had a lot of different jobs in my life. In 1980, when I was only 12, I worked at a plant nursery watering pallets full of trees, mowing lawns, and weeding fields. Since...

Why Yes, I Do Have Tattoos

When my daughter was in high school, she talked about getting a tattoo as soon as she turned 18. She and her friends talked about it as if it were a rite of passage....

Becoming A Small Business Owner One Restoration At a Time

Hi!  My name is Cheryl and I am a furniture hoarder. I'm also a woman who owns and runs a successful small business in our community. You can often find me full of sawdust...

Our Tin Foil Christmas Tree Star

I've been looking for our Christmas tree star for the past 3 days. It's always in the same closet with the tree. The tree is up, ready to be trimmed, and I can't find...

I’m No Longer a Slave to My Scale

Recently, I've lost some weight. 44.9 pounds to be exact. It's taken a while. I've been trying to take off my baby weight for YEARS! (My babies are 24 and 21) and it hasn't been...

Top 10 Parenting Memes That Would Have Helped Me 20 Years Ago

You've seen them, the parenting memes. Funny pictures on Facebook that understand what a mom goes through in her day to day life. Oh... how I WISH internet memes were around to help me...