About & Contact


Welcome to Pen & Hive!

Do you sit at your desk at work thinking of the project you are planning for Saturday? Have you ever waited with baited breath for your husband to back out of the driveway so you can paint a room or piece of furniture without arguing about it first? Are you thinking about starting a garden, or getting some beehives, but wonder if you can do all that in your suburban backyard? Have you ever stopped to pick up a piece of furniture that someone had put out for the trash?  Can you literally just not stop making things? Are you intimidated by blogs that have Instagram husbands and paid manpower? 

Then you are my people, welcome home.

 I'm interested in helping you find positive ways to enjoy every part of your life. 

I'm a former homeschool mom and lifelong gardener turned blogger, beekeeper, and Master Gardener with a love of photography. I enjoy, no. I LOVE writing and speaking about these topics! I work for an Annie Sloan and Miss Mustard Seed stockist and can talk paint colors til the bees come home.  I am living my creative adventure in the land of Elvis with my husband two dogs, a cat,  chickens, and several hundred thousand bees.

Come join me as I share simple ways to improve your home, garden, and life a little bit every day.

Contact:  

You can buzz me by email at mkshort@hotmail.com
or follow me and comment on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, or Twitter.

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