I am saved by grace.
I failed my only art class in high school.
I am a NICU mom, times 3.
I am discovering that I am naturally a rule-breaker, not out of rebellion but out of my need to follow who I am created to be.
I am obsessed with twinkle lights. I hang them in our home all year long.
I have a teaching degree, and taught art and yearbook for three years in a tiny private school.
I lost our first baby.
My story and what I share here has a lot to do with the new outlook on life that formed since our loss.
I try to convince myself that chocolate is basically a vegetable.
Farmer’s markets are my happy place.
I am a DIY-er.
I struggle with insecurity.
I find that comparison is the thief of joy and gratitude is the cure-for-all for so many of life’s darkest hours.
I believe laughter is healing.
I don’t use shampoo or conditioner, and I really don’t miss them.
I wish I liked squash and green veggies more.
Fireworks make me happy.
I was sad to see Gilmore Girls end.
I think if you have dreams you should go for them. And to dream BIG.
I hang garden lights throughout our kitchen. It’s kind of magical.
I don’t have a favorite color.
I have a problem with how the western world treats grief as a whole.
I have only had two manicures in my whole life (professionally done and all…).
I got married at 21, and knocked up two years after that with our first.
I believe loss changes you, inside and out. And it doesn’t always have to be a bad thing.
I am inspired by brave people and people who speak the truth.
When I was a girl I wanted to be a missionary to Romania, specifically orphanages.
Growing up in my teen and college years, my dream job was to work for Hallmark and make cards all day. I am kind of living that dream, in a way I never expected.
Writing helps me process my heart thoughts.
I am a hopeless night owl.
I was saved at 17.
I love to buy books and have a hard time finding the time to finish them.
My favorite book is Bloom by Kelle Hampton.
I am sensitive, and wish I wasn’t many times.
I L O V E to travel. Anywhere and everywhere.
The further I go into this life, the more I realize the LESS I know. Especially when it comes to God and faith.
My kids (all three of them) are my ultimate dreams come true.
One day I want to grow a vegetable garden.
I am not outgoing by nature.
I look for hearts in the clouds almost every time I am outdoors.
Pinterest is basically my cookbook.
I love thrift stores and hate paying full price for anything.
I am passionate.
I believe in letting go.
I am humbled at the responsibilities that motherhood involves. HUMBLED. And a bit petrified at times that we only get once chance to do it right.
I find that it is a constant battle to be true to yourself in the world of social media.
The love of God is something I will never get over.
I played the piano for nine years off an on all the way through my late teen years.
I like all kinds of music.
The rain brings a lot of raw emotions to the surface, which I find cathartic.
I think everyone deserves the chance to do what makes them truly happy.
The beach is my ultimate happy place.