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“Beauty is an experience, nothing else. It is not a fixed pattern or an arrangement of features. It is something felt, a glow, or a communicated sense of fineness.” -D.H. Lawrence Hello friends! I trust that this message finds you well. I’m pleasantly surprised by the contentment I’ve experienced this winter. Initially expecting a struggle, […]

Capturing Beauty Beyond Words: A Winter Reflection and a Glimpse into My Authentic Journey

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“Beauty is an experience, nothing else. It is not a fixed pattern or an arrangement of features. It is something felt, a glow, or a communicated sense of fineness.” -D.H. Lawrence Hello friends! I trust that this message finds you well. I’m pleasantly surprised by the contentment I’ve experienced this winter. Initially expecting a struggle, […]

Today is our 19th Wedding Anniversary. And life and marriage are far from perfect. This morning my husband’s alarm woke me up super early after I had a night of insomnia, and while my husband hit snooze and fell back asleep, I was wide awake and irritated. I’ve let it irritate me all day, as […]

Hi friends! I hope this finds you well. So much has happened since the last time I posted here. My hope is to share more frequently moving forward. Even if the posts are slightly shorter in nature and riddled with imperfections. I don’t have anything incredibly profound to say. I wanted to hop on here […]

It’s tempting to believe that a creator’s work is only acknowledged if they have a seemingly charmed life. Beauty must only come from a place of perfection, right? At least that’s what I spent most of my life convinced of, anyways. For years, I would shame myself into believing that creative people were mirroring exactly […]

“There is beauty and darkness in everything. Sorrow in joy, life in death, thorns on the rose.” ~Cate Tiernan I step out onto my front porch. The sun is shining brightly on my face and I feel the warmth so deeply in my bones that I begin to weep. Tears of joy and relief and […]

I remember almost everything about my beloved grandmother. She died over 20 years ago, but I can still hear her gentle voice, and recall her sweet wrinkled hands. She taught me how to fall in love with the traditions and ways of her time. I learned about the beauty of gardens and flowers. Baking bread […]

You feel alone. A lot. You feel like no one understands who you are. And when you are brave enough to open your heart and lay your soul bare, there is no one to trust. The strange looks, the reactions, people just offering words of advice instead of letting you feel. You want to be […]

Elizabeth Gilbert, the Author of Eat, Pray, Love once said, “Not all books were meant to be published.” She went on to say that there were times when she knew that a book needed to be written, but it was only meant for her. You see, writing is therapeutic to me. Being able to pour […]

I want to sit and look at the sunset. And listen to beautiful music. Hear the birds singing, somehow, so miraculously in tune with one another. I love to write about nature and deep feelings and sorrow and beauty. They belong to each other. Can beauty exist without sorrow? I don’t think so. They hold […]

What happens when your dreams are too many to count? One day I want to be a professional writer, and then the next I want to be an interior decorator. And then some days, I’m content with being a homemaker. But I have a longing that has been stirring in me for decades. Being a […]

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