Amanda Watters is a mother of four, a homemaker, writer, and shopkeeper of Homesong Market, that despite the global pandemic, opened its doors in 2020. She is raising her babies, Stella age 10, Theodore age 8, Alfie age 6 and Matilda age 2, with her best friend and high school sweetheart Andrew in a creaky old home they’ve recently renovated and restored in Kansas City, Missouri.
Their crew of six spends their days gathered around good food, dancing in the kitchen, making crafts, and tending to their garden where they grow a variety of vegetables and flowers. For her, home is a place of self-expression, connection, and peace. It’s a haven for their family, offering both time and space for creativity and rest outside of the pulls and noise of the outside world.
Her small shop, Homesong Market, focuses on offering sustainable home goods for the intentional homemaker, and it’s there that she infuses her passion for mindful homemaking with seasonal living. “Opening this shop was an organic evolution of all things I love coming together in a meaningful way that helps others both in my local and online communities, which has been deeply fulfilling for me.” She sells goods that are not only beautiful and simple, but useful too, making her curated offerings ones that lend themselves to everyday use at home and in the garden.
While fond of travel and experiencing the way others live around the world, particularly France where they travel to visit family nearly every summer, she is happiest at home with her nose in a book or tending to the little ones, making life around her as beautiful and cozy as can be.
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