Hi there! I’m Andrea, and I’m SO glad you are here!

First Mate Wifey is not just the name of my blog; it’s also an amusing nickname I earned on the night of our wedding. My wonderful best friend and MOH decorated our car before our sparkler-filled exist, and wrote Captain Husand (yes, with the typo) on my husband’s window, and First Mate Wifey on my. The nicknames stuck! 

My husband, Nathaniel, and I currently live on our 34′ sailboat (1994 Hunter 33.5′ for those who care) at Vashon Island, WA. Our two Boat Kitties, Thomas and Ella, share our itty-bitty dwelling space and make it that much cozier. Nathaniel and I both work together in Seattle, so we make the ferry commute each day. We love to go sailing, play games together, try lots of great food, and in general just be goofy. 

I originally started First Mate Wifey as a creative outlet, and I hope that along the way I can help other people who struggle with the same issues I face, inspire people with my sometimes-crazy life, and perhaps even make a few people laugh. Thanks for joining!

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