Welcome..greetings and salutations!

My name is Michelle Keith, I am a native Floridian who:

is left handed,

goes barefoot- a lot,

managed a health food store for 14 years,

and went to college at the same time…

(I had to wear shoes to do that part, though)


I’m a mama

I homeschool my kids

I’m a foster mom

I’m an adoptive mom

                                                                                    I’m a stepmom

I deep sea fish

I garden

I cook

I bake

I make messes

I ramble sometimes

I’m known to burn rice

and once I melted a sauce-pot.



I love:


thrift stores

white chocolate





new purses

my family

and life.

Now, about this site:

If you notice, there are two “names” here- but I’m just one person- I have my “domestic mama” side where all the domestic stuff is from- and my “domestic kitchen” side- where my cooking is. Instead of having two different sites, they are both together here. They have since both been morphed into “The Domestic Kitchen” although the ramblings of The Domestic Mama are kept at that site (The Domestic Mama dot com)

I do my best to update – although this can happen at 5am or 3:42pm…or other odd times I feel the hankering to write. Working on this site is one of my favorite things to do, so expect to new things often!

I love to cook and bake but I am not a pro- I am always learning. (aren’t we all?) I try to do recipes that anyone can do and I love to take photos of my creations -( still learning how to do that, too!) I don’t edit  or mess with any of the photos here- I don’t feel it’s fair to y’all to see a yummy photo and get hungry over something that is fake or has been altered. What you see is what ya get here, folks!

More about me? Um… I am a mama and step mama,  I have 3 dogs, 3 parrots, 1Bearded Dragon, A Reeves turtle, a giant tortoise and 6 box turtles, two chickens and parakeets and my late father’s cockatiel.I also have a freshwater 55 gallon tank, I did the saltwater thing, but not anymore.

I only have one hubby, though.  ( the hot fed ex guy! 🙂 ) One is enough.


I love to cook and create things- you name it- dinner, lunch, cookies, breakfasts, messes…and a nice website for all of my dear cyber friends.

If ya REALLY need dirt on me, I will toss in some segments from my life. Yep- weird childhood, tons of critters and more.  Because sometimes I get stuck in those periods where  I just don’t feel like making much- I’m sure you know what I mean.

Above all, this site is a little escape for me, I plan what to make and post and take my camera everywhere to find entertainment for y’all. (see! I really love you guys!) I hope I am added to your favorites or bookmarks or whatever else ya fancy…and I hope this site can bring you a little bright moment in your day! Love, MK

I am also on facebook and twitter so you can stalk er..keep up with me there! 😉

The Domestic Mama/ The Village Cook