About JoAnna


     Hello!  Welcome to The Little Castle on Mercury blog!  I started this blog to share my love of crafting, cooking, baking, parenting, and sustainable living.  Combine all of this with the occasional long-winded rant about whatever comes to mind, and you've got the basic idea of what the Little Castle Blog is all about!


As a mother of two human children and three dog children and a full-time job as a librarian, life is busy! However, being busy is where I thrive.  I’m one of those people who never hold still, so I always have some sort of gardening, sewing, crocheting, cooking, or music project going on.  I also try to find time to make music, run, hike and ski. 


My way of showing others love is by feeding them scratch-made meals and creating handmade items for them. I also work hard to teach my children an appreciation for the earth and to find the magic in everyday living. I often joke that if there was such a career as a “Professional Hobbyist” that would be my career of choice.

     The goal of this blog is to share our family's journey through life in a real & authentic way.  While you’ll find lots of fun ideas, healthy recipes, crafts, gardening tips, and more, you’ll also find some musings about spirituality and life in general, including the good days, the bad days, and everything in between.