I started this blog out of a desperate need for a creative outlet where I could share my struggles and triumphs as a young woman facing various major life changes. At the time, I worked as a budget analyst for a local government where creatively is (rightly) discouraged, married my college sweetheart, adopted a dog, and wondered where I was headed next.
This blog, like most blogs, has shifted over time. After a couple of years and hundreds of blog posts later, this blog has become an extension of who I am and what I’ve learned from my various life changes.
So, what does this blog offer? A realistic guide to how to stay true to who you are while facing life transitions. I share my honest experiences on managing a home and being a wife while also raising a young child, tips and tricks on working through goals, and living a balanced life on the bright side.
I several topics on this blog:
+baking and cooking: recipes, meal planning, favorite family dishes
+DIY: crafts, home projects, jewelry making, repurposing
+goals: overcoming challenges, managing transitions, setting and achieving goals, how-tos, tips and tricks
+happiness: my monthly Happiness Project goals, how I work to make every day life a little sunnier, passions, inspiration, photography, self confidence, relationships
+health and fitness: healthy lifestyle tips and tricks, my journey as a group exercise instructor, fitness as a lifestyle
+homeownership: budgeting, finances, renovations, home improvement, decorating, making the most of a space
+marriage and family: balancing a career with family, handling conflicts, parents, inlaws
+motherhood and parenting: motherhood and isolation, balancing motherhood and career, parenting successes and challenges
+paper crafting: scrapbooking, minibooks, journaling, memory keeping
+writing: blogging, book writing, HTML/design, voice
Here are a couple posts to get you up to speed on living life, sunny side up.
A couple of posts on buying our first home:
A handful of posts on my pregnancy with Kate:
My initial transition as a new mom:
Interested in my other projects? Click here for the run down on my Happiness Project, Reverb reflections, Project Life, and Week in the Life documentation.