Wife to Dave.
Momma to Nora and Simon.
Lover of all things “white”.
Welcome to AndreaDekker.com!
Andrea Dekker is a brand, a business, and a blog that focuses on simplifying REAL life for real families with real budgets, real schedules, real homes, and real lives.
However, Andrea Dekker is a person too…
I’m the simple living enthusiast behind the Andrea Dekker blog, business, and brand — thanks for visiting my little corner of the Internet!
If I could describe myself in one word, I would choose “REAL”.
People who know me a little better might say “blunt” or “candid” — but I prefer “real”
What you see is what you get with me. I don’t sugar-coat things, I say it like it is, I present the facts in the simplest way possible, and I don’t waste time “beating around the bush”. So yes, I might be blunt or candid at times, but I say what I think and I’m always true to my beliefs.
Sometimes this gets me in trouble… but for the most part, I consider it an asset. My friends and family always know they can count on me to give them a REAL, honest answer — even if it might sting a bit and even if it’s not what they want to hear.
I try to bring that “realness” to AndreaDekker.com as much as possible.
My house, my family, and my life are far from perfect, but that’s OK — I’ll share them with you anyway
It’s all here and more.
My hope is that AndreaDekker.com will be a resource to motivate, encourage, and inspire YOU to make positive changes in your home, your family, and your life. So grab a comfy chair and a cup of coffee… I’d love to have you stick around for a while!
More about Andrea:
I’m this little girl’s favorite person in the whole wide world…
This little dude is one of the happiest little boys I know!
And I’m lucky enough to call their daddy my best friend.
We live in a 120+ year old farmhouse — it’s our dream house, and we’ve been renovating it since the day we moved in.
Our home was featured in the April, 2013 issue of HGTV magazine (read more here.)
I work full-time from home — writing, speaking, coaching, managing this blog, and working as a Virtual Assistant for other blogs. There are days when it gets pretty stressful and crazy around our house, but at the end of the day, it’s 100% worth it. (Read more about what an average work week looks like for me.)
I’m a firm believer that “less is more”, and am constantly on the look-out for ways to simplify and organize every aspect of life — the way I manage my time and money, the recipes I make, how I clean and organize our home, and especially in my role as a work-from-home mom, wife, and business person.
Even more about me and my blog:
And if all this isn’t enough, here are 10 thing you probably don’t know about me.
My passion is simplifying REAL life… thanks for letting me share it with you!