Home Design 3 Ways to Find Your Home Design Style November 21, 2017

This is one of the toughest things to crack. I like to reminisce about our apartment in our first year of marriage. Blank walls, water bed, big box T.V. and absolutely no color, those were simpler times. But yikes, right? Are water beds still being sold? I don’t want to know. Part of it was...

Family, Health, Mental illness Her real home.  March 28, 2017

If you’ve read any of my previous blog posts or follow me on Instagram then you know about my battle with ptsd, depression and anxieties. Such a dark time with night terrors, flashbacks, depression that left me in bed most days unable to care for myself or my family, suicidal ideations, weight loss and a...

Health, Mental illness Our loved ones see our mental illness differently than we do.  February 1, 2017

This post that I’m sharing is very special to me because it is written by my husband. From his perspective of a particular time when I had lost hope. I’ve hesitated on sharing this because my family and friends may read this, there is no need to worry my mental illness is in remission. At...

Uncategorized My doctor thought I had cancer.  January 20, 2017

January 2016 I went to my doctor for a routine wellness exam. During the visit my doctor found some abnormalities and wanted to take biopsies to see if I had cancer. The fear and terror is not something I can explain, it has to be felt. I cried when I got back to my car...

Uncategorized Time for a change. 

“Mama’s home!!” They run to me with big smiles almost tackling me to the floor as they jump into my arms. All the stress from work is gone and replaced with love and joy. I savor this because I know one day they will be too big and cool to greet mom this way. My...

Uncategorized Why family night is important? January 4, 2017

Since our newly wed days Austin and I have had family night once a week.  Family time was so foreign to me and after our pre-marriage counselors recommended it I was intrigued. Leaving the single/dating lifestyle it was challenging to be consistent. We didn’t have kids and when our friends made plans that happened to...

Family, Uncategorized My husband, proof that God answers prayers.  January 3, 2017

I still remember when I used to pray for you before we met. For you to love God, be handsome, strong, wise, careful with money, hard working, humble, kind, funny, considerate, honorable, forgiving, disciplined, patient and unconditionally loving. I thought it impossible for there to be such a man…not for God.  God has given us...

Uncategorized Mountain mural.  December 27, 2016

Several years ago we vacationed at Yosemite National Park and stayed in one of the rental homes in the park. The views were stunning, the air was fresh and the sunsets were unlike any I have ever seen. As anyone who has vacationed can imagine it was very hard to say goodbye. I dreamt of...

Uncategorized First tattoo.  December 19, 2016

I don’t like the phrase “daddy issues” it’s now just another way of saying a girl is crazy. Someone shared with me once about her friend and how she went off the rails. “I don’t know, she has daddy issues so she’s crazy.” She continued talking about her friend and the things she was doing...

Uncategorized Why I started a blog and got a dog. December 18, 2016

Have you ever wondered why a certain person is the way they are? I’ve wondered this of others but secretly more often than others I’ve wondered this about myself. I’m depressed and I have been for the past twenty or so years and didn’t know, more on that later possibly, I am not sure where I am...