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City living to Apple Orchard

Updated: Apr 22, 2021

Hi! My name is Elisabeth Cook, and I am the owner of Cooks Crafty Customs. I am a mother, wife, aunt, business owner, friend and a homeschooling parent. I have come to realize that I definitely homeschool for the abundance of money and fame involved. Hahahaha!


We live on an apple orchard, and I am married to my bestfriend, Eric. We have two small children, and one adult child who is technically our niece. Living in the country is semi new for us. We moved here from a big city, almost 4 years ago. I don't know what was the biggest culture shock for me. The 20 minute one way trip to the grocery store. The over whelming smell of fresh cow manure. Or maybe the fact our school district gives opening day of hunting season off.


Before I had my children, I was a general manager, and lived and breathed my job. When we found out we were expecting our first, I knew I wanted to be at home with her. I struggled with the decision of leaving my career to be a stay at home mom. After she was born, it was not something that I struggled with. I knew that I did not want to punch a clock 50+ hours a week.


I did not return to my management position after my maternity leave. I let my husband take the lead, and I took a part time position with a different company. Working until my daughter was almost one year old. I was then blessed with being put in the position that I was able to stay at home with her. Even though I was so excited to take on this new job as stay at home mom, I was scared because I have always worked outside of the home.


Being a stay at home mom was so rewarding. For the first time in my life, I felt fulfilled. Two years later we moved here, while I was 8 months pregnant with our youngest. If you have the choice, do not do it! It is not fun moving, its even worse when your the size of a house.


I went back to work part-time in 2019. We really needed me to work to help pay the bills. I kept dreaming of being my own boss, and staying at home with my little ones. I craved it, and I missed it. When Coronavirus hit, like many others I lost my job. I was an independent contractor, and unemployment was a hot mess. Months and months went by, and that's where it all began. Cooks Crafty Customs was created.


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