of what little I have to offer.
I'm a small town girl with a big city, big dream mentality. I grew up wanting to be one of the Spice Girls, then Brittney Spears (pre-shaved head meltdown) and Carrie Bradshaw. Since I never plan to be any of those people, I figure being a wife to my hubby of 11+ years and mama to three amazing mini-people is about as close to Heaven as I'll get this side of eternity.
My goal for while you're here? I want to encourage you, lift you up and guide you as you not only figure out your dreams (cause that's the hardest part, sometimes) but push you to seek God as you follow them. Ready?
My faith is the central part of my being. God brought me back from the point of rock bottom in my life and it's only by his grace that I'm still here. My passion in life is sharing what He's done for me with everyone I meet.
The only thing I ever wanted to do in life was be a wife and a mother. I've been a wife to Josh for 11+ years and together we have three little miracles—Noah (2008), Jonah (2012) , and Sarah (2017). Together we have laughed, cried & journeyed a lot of miles together. They are my whole world.
Whether it's the Bible, a fictional novel or writing in my own journal, the written word is my love language. I have journaled routinely for over 25 years and have boxes upon boxes full of memories and lessons I've learned from the Lord.
I fell in love with telling stories through my lens when I was in high school taking photos for the yearbook. I've said goodbye to a lot of family, but photos allow me to revisit moments and relive experiences. As of right now...I have upward of 20,000+ personal photos on various hard drives and on the cloud.
I fell in love with design in 2010 when I switched my website over to Wordpress. There was a vast shortage of cute templates and quality design. I spent HOURS scouring the internet for tutorials and fell in love with the art of creating beautiful branding and simple design.
There's nothing like the simplicity of a fresh picked bouquet of flowers. No matter the kind or the color, fresh flowers bring cheer and joy to anyone! I usually always have a fresh vase full in my kitchen...
I fell in love with traveling when I was 15 and flew to D.C. by myself for a youth convention. I swore that one day I would see the world. God brought a man into my life who I would later marry who was in the US Military. Together, we have traveled all over and have seen so much of the US. Next step? Paris!
what inspires me