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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

She Lives Free

Hi friends :)
Today I have a special lady to introduce you to. I met this gal at Influence and she is literally one of the sweetest, most encouraging people I've ever met! 

She blogs over at She Lives Free, and her heart is beautiful and inspirational. She truly shines and I just love her. I know you will too! I asked her a few questions and she's sharing also about a FABULOUS giveaway that's going on at her blog! 

I have been abundantly blessed! I am married to my handsome high school best friend. Together we have two darling daughters, and a golden retriever names Daisy. Some of my favorite ways I am grateful to spend time in this grand adventure called life: I love to craft, create, observe nature, and watch plants grow and change throughout the seasons. I adore Spring and Summer and would follow them all over the world if I could. My favorite colors are pink, yellow & orange ~ like sunrises & sunsets. I am a lover of Jesus, life & laughter, soul-stirring music & movies, long walks, long talks, photography, gardening, tennis, zumba, rollerblading, latin & swing dancing, and the peaceful bliss found in a big steaming cup of coffee in the mornings!  

I write at She Lives Free because I want to make this life count and I want to encourage others to do the same!  In the words of Einstein,
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle" and that is the way I try to live my life.  My hope is for many Spirit led conversations to happen in the community at She Lives Free on what it looks like to walk in freedom. My prayer is that my blog will be a place of rest, a loving place of building community, through the inspiration and encouragement of many!  Join us at as we explore the miraculous freedom there is to be found in everyday life. 

God has used trials I've experienced in my life to really grow a heart for helping others and giving to those who are suffering.  I believe at some point or another, those suffering will actually include just about all of us.  So really it's just a matter of paying it forward, and treating others as we would want to be treated ourselves! I have found such joy and purpose in connecting with others where they're at in life and I hope to provide an example of one ordinary person using their resources to God's glory!

Ok, Five fun facts about me!

1.) I have degrees in Psychology and Counseling, but currently not working in those fields.

2.) I have always wanted to write children's books and am thinking I am finally ready to do so!

3.) I always thought I wanted four kids growing up... two girls and two boys.  But I turned out to be incredibly content with the two girls that I have. I am a major girly-girl and I love all the classic things I get to do as a mom of girls!

4.) I met my husband in the 6th grade, we were friends through the end of sophomore year in high school when we began to consider ourselves a couple (though we didn't go anywhere or do anything haha).

5.)  After my husband's army service was completed three years after high school, we married and started having babies almost immediately and despite the challenges we've experienced, I wouldn't change a thing because I know tomorrow isn't promised to us in this life and so I'm grateful we've just been blessed with that much more time together.

There is a holiday giveaway for a $50 Bloom Fashion gift card on my blog from December 12th - 15th.  Check out why this small boutique has a nationwide following in the tens of thousands at  It's easy to enter, so head on over to

Thank y'all for reading and thank you sweet Erin for inviting me to share on your blog!  Sweetness Itself is one of my very favorite blogs because Erin's mission is near and dear to my heart.  She's also one of the sweetest people you'd ever want to meet!  

Have a happy day beautiful ladies!

With love,


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