Happy 1 year anniversary, five by five!


Today marks this blog’s 1 year anniversary! I wanted to give my readers a little insight as to why it is named, “five by five”. I’m here to explain the mystery! Ha! It’s actually very simple, so this post will be a quick one.

I never really thought about writing a blog or even having my own blog. After some hints from family and friends, I did it. So when I decided to make the leap into blogging, I wanted my page to be about life, my life specifically. Things that I love, things I hate, things that have happened to me, and so on. I think I’ve mentioned this in a previous post, but my ultimate goal has always been to reach people who are going through or have gone through similar situations that I had. To give people around the world some hope and support they may not have.

One specific topic I really wanted to focus on was our blended family. Having a blended family is hard, but can be done. That being said, my blog name isn’t just named after my immediate family. It includes the other half of Numero Uno’s immediate family. With him included in the count of each side of his family, there are five members. Five on our side of his family, and five on the other side of his family. Really hope this makes sense and not just making sense in my own head. Needless to say, “five by five” made the cut! There were a few others that were tossed around but I felt it was important that the name included BOTH of his families, as one unit. Because that is what we are. One blended unit in this crazy world, just trying to make his life as “normal” (ugh, there’s that dreadful word again) as we possibly can. There ya have it, folks. The meaning behind “five by five”.




Author: Cassy

I come from your average blue collar, working class family from the South Suburbs of Chicago. Once living so close to the city that I could take a 5-minute bike ride in, to now building a family and home in the far reaches of the burbs. I have worn a few hats in my day: retail, health and fitness, salon and spa, investments, and my most important career as stay-at-home mom. I have most recently become an independent Maskara Beauty artist. Feel free to browse my website and contact me with any questions. Thanks for stopping in!

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