Welcome to Tulips and Twill!
Hello, friends! Welcome to Tulips and Twill. I'm Mariana and I have a heart for helping homemakers in every part of their homes! My goal is to help you love your kitchen by sharing new recipes, inspire you with handmade projects, and even help combat some overwhelm with simple and actionable natural living tips.
Life can be messy at times, but also so lovely. Don’t miss it. So join me and take a moment to slow down and see the beauty around you.
I’m Mariana, a proud wife, mother, and homemaker.
Our homes are a place of refuge for those who live under its roof and a gathering place for our loved ones. I love making my home a comfy cozy place for my family, both on special occasions as well as on a random average Tuesday.
My mother, both of my grandmothers, and even my great grandmothers (who I was blessed enough to know 3 of!) all knew how to do this effortlessly. To this day my mother and both of my grandmothers open their homes to us all and the minute that door opens, you know that kitchen has been going and you feel so at home! There is so much I have learned from them and yet still so much more to be learned ahead. What they've gifted me throughout my life in their homes from all their hard work and love has inspired me so much in my own home for my husband and children. I am so thankful to have them in our lives!
The Kitchen: The Heart of the Home
Collecting new recipes for cooking homemade meals and baking sweet treats is such a great way to make those who come around feel loved.
Every day, we eat 3 meals at our table. There's always a lot going on in my kitchen on a daily basis! Making nourishing from-scratch meals for my family brings me so much joy. I hope to inspire you with simple homemade recipes from my own little recipe book to share with your family!
When hosting, I like to be sure to welcome people in with food! For a small group, I'll set out a smaller-sized charcuterie board. When we have a large number attending, I break out my gigantic wooden board and set out a big Italian-inspired charcuterie board! No matter what, food brings people together and helps break the ice.
I love making different DIY projects for around our home. Simple little things when put together with love can have a big impact! I keep my home tidy and cozy with seasonal elements in mind.
Creating a warm and inviting home is something I delight in! You can catch me very intentionally browsing the shelves at the thrift shop on the hunt for little treasures! Having a lovely, layered, and curated space that feels old-fashioned without being dingy is my goal!
No stressing over this loaded topic here! I live by an 80/20 rule that brings me so much peace. Knowing that I'm doing my best to make food for my family from scratch, DIY or buy better cleaning products and personal care items, utilize my herbs out in the garden, and so on...I know there is only so much I can do and I know I'm doing my best!
I strive to help others not only learn more about living a more natural lifestyle but also help them feel at ease about it all every baby step of the way. In my opinion, learning what to do is always less stressful and more helpful than simply being told what not to do!
"As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God."
1 Peter 4:10 (KJV)
Want to get in touch? Here's my email!
mariana @ tulipsandtwill (dot) com