Hello and Welcome!
I’m Renée, and nine times out of ten, if you’re reading something here on the blog, I wrote it. My husband Rick (or “Mr B,” as he is affectionately known here on GHW) is my sweetheart, my best friend, and my most enthusiastic supporter and cheerleader here on the blog.
Rick and I fell in love in back in high school and got engaged our junior year. The universe had different plans for us though, and we eventually took separate paths – until almost three decades later, when we got a second chance. Now between us, we have a half-dozen daughters, a couple of dogs and a couple of cats, seven or eight guitars, two autoharps, a ukulele and an undetermined number of other stringed and woodwind instruments… and a whole lotta fun.
Here at The Good Hearted Woman, we seek out intriguing travel destinations, promote sustainable living, offer creative inspiration, and share delicious food and original recipes – and tie it all up in a bow with a little music now and then.
But whether it’s hiking the trails of the Pacific Northwest, or baking a triple-layer strawberry cake, or exploring the backroads of Elvis’ Memphis, our focus is always on living a good hearted life: one motivated by kindness, compassion, and a world-view that embraces our responsibility to care for people and the planet.
We hope you’ll come back again as we explore more of this amazing world of ours.
Rick & Renée
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Occasionally, folks ask, “Why ‘The Good Hearted Woman’”? (Usually while unconsciously humming ♫ ♫ “She’s a good hearted woman in love with a good timin’ man…” ♪♪) And while it’s true that my sweetheart is a talented country singer, the real answer is more simple: a Good Hearted Woman is who and what I aspire to be. It is a journey.