Me

…I’m a granddaughter of Dutch immigrants…

…Daughter of modern-day pioneers {think ‘Wilderness Family’ but in a Tipi}..

..And a foreigner in my own skin some days when I remember what life was like before God delivered me from a life-long anxiety disorder. It feels good to be free.

I married a modern day Renaissance man. He’s been an IRL example of Christ’s love to me for going on 8 years of awesomeness.{Love story here}

We called Fingerlakes Region of Upstate NY home for the first 7 years of our marriage, then we embarked on our greatest adventure yet: a cross-country move to NE Alabama. We have a darling double-wide on lot that is half meadow, half woods and we love it.

Together we delve into our shared passions for:

  • Hospitality–As Candle in the Window Members, our guest room is always ready. We’d love to meet you!
  • Skiing–Jeremy’s been an adaptive ski instructor for 16 years. I’m a professional lodger.
  • Homeschooling–we are second generation homeschoolers.
  • Real Food–I cook it. He eats it. Find all his favorite recipes here.

Then there’s the kids–of course! Jesse (7), Claire(5), and Seth(3), and Lydia (born in October, 2013)

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All born at home, raised on raw milk and as much dirt as our backyard can provide.

I’m a writer and encourager with a passion for community–which is why I’m so glad you’ve stopped by! I love to share whatever I’m passionate about at the moment–whether it’s a yummy, real food recipe, or a fashion tip especially for busy mammas. My latest book is Embracing Beauty: Practical Style for Every Shape and Season of Motherhood…you can find out more here.

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