Is Mandi Martin your real name?
Mandi is! I was named after that super awesome Barry Manilow song… thanks dad. Martin is my mom’s maiden name.
Are you normally naked for pics?
No, I’m actually wearing a strapless dress in the pic above… but Ray is crafty with his computer skills.
Married to Mark, a farmer in the Reese/Fairgrove area… we’re country bumpkins. We celebrated our 10 years on November 22, 2018! And by “celebrate” I mean we had our mom’s make us dinner for Thanksgiving. Score on no cooking! I HATE to cook!
Farmer Mark and we have two little boys… I usually refer to them as other names, but I’m being PG here.
Lincoln Lyle-Dean (after our grandpas) is 6, sensitive, mouthy, and a kindergartener at Reese. He’s my mini me. And we butt heads sometimes because we’re so alike!
Ivan Mark (after his daddy, which is so fitting) is 3, and bigger than his brother, yet in preschool. He’s also his daddy’s mini me and will lay you out if needed… or cuddle you hard… whatever the situation calls for. They’re different as day and night, and my entire world!!!
Earl is a 1yr old Merle Great Dane, and the biggest pita ever… yet I love him to the doggy moon and back! And since I started the Rescue Report, we’ve adopted a cat! Even though we’re “dog people” — she’s perfect for us as she usually hides upstairs in our room and only comes around when she wants to. And I only pet her when I want to, so the feeling is mutual. Really she just loves Mark. But she’s mama’s only girl. We’re surrounded by boy parts in our house.
Speaking of house… I’m a HUGE house lover!!! I’ll drive around admiring randoms on vacation… or even around home. I also LOVE to decorate! I also used to have a really nice, out of a magazine home… then we had kids and dogs. My Danes are currently running into the door as I type this. Yes, they know it’s closed, but mom is inside and they’re not happy unless next to/ON me. I adore www.houzz.com, Pinterest, and www.hookedonhouses.com for my inspiration… and I’ve been known to decorate friend’s homes too for fun. As long as they’ll come clean mine. I’m not a fan.
When Ray asked me to make a bio (Ray is our bossman for those who don’t know… so when he says to do something… we get around to it eventually) I enlisted the help of one of my greatest girlfriends and fellow boymom, Alycia. So I asked her… “What are some interesting things about me?” And here is how our convo went…
Her: You hate Halloween.
Me: True, yet I love sugar skulls all year. (I also LOVE Christmas & decorate like a mini Bronners & throw 3 Christmas parties every year!)
Her: You’re a very unique farmer’s wife.
Me: I am? Elaborate please…
Her: My image of a farmer’s wife is a simple woman, not very flashy, quiet, tom boyish… cooks and bakes…
Me: Bahahahahahahhahahahaha… true! I’m no Pioneer Woman!
Her: You’re like Posh married a farmer!
Me: I (swear world) LOVE YOU! (Ps I have a bad potty mouth off the air.)
Ok… any other questions? I love to talk. About myself mostly. Message me! Mandi@mix1063fm.com Smooches peeps!