Do you ever arrive at a blog and feel confused? Do you think to yourself…where the heck am I suppose to click?
No fear, my loves.
I am here to lead you.
Shall I start from the beginning? I’ll keep it short I promise.
I began this blog in 2008 as an online baby book, per say. Not thinking I would have many more people than my mom reading it. #mymomlovesme #onlychildprobs
Eventually I realized that I had a love for all things mommy (including sharing the realness of life with kids), decorating, and ways to make my marriage MORE. This online baby book went from containing posts only about my kids to posts that allowed me to have an outlet for my creativity.
For things I truly loved.
I’ve come a long way in the last 9 years, not just as a blogger…but as a mother, wife, daughter, friend, and Christian.
I’ve learned being a mom is not always glamorous. That being a wife is sometimes hard. That being a friend takes work. And I’ve learned loving Jesus above all else is my saving grace.
Our life is far from perfect. I am far from perfect.
In fact, most days…I’m just a tired mom trying to keep my kids from eating cheetos for breakfast and having chocolate for dinner.
I’m just trying to get a load a laundry done in between cleaning pee off the toilet seat and finding melted Starburst in between my couch cushions.
I’m just trying to love on my husband even when I’d rather go lock myself in the bedroom and sleep for 12 hours straight.
And through it all, I’m thankful that YOU have allowed me to share my story. My life. My creativity.
The good. The bad. The so-so.
And the wonderful. Because there’s been lots of wonderful in our imperfect life.
I want to create a space where you feel inspired, joyful and loved. Not because of anything that I have written or said…but because of what God is doing.
I want you to feel welcomed and encouraged and normal.
For pete’s sake please feel normal.
You may see a room makeover and think I constantly keep my house spotless.
Or you may see a gorgeous picture of my kiddos…all dressed in their best and think I must have the most well behaved cutest children on the planet.
Or maybe you will read a post where I have written about a new gluten free recipe I tried and you will think, “Gosh, she decorates and eats clean.”
Let me assure you of a few things:
1. My house is never spot less. Ever. I have 4 kids. If you think I didn’t stage those pictures and then take them while the kids were at school…you’re wrong. I did. Stop by my house on a normal day and you’ll see THIS.
2. My kids are cute. I’m not gonna lie. But dressed in their best or well behaved they are not. Most of the time I am lucky to get them dressed at all. Underwear only is their preference of attire. And although I capture their cute memorable smiles for the camera…that usually only lasts about a millisecond before someone hauled off and hit someone else.
3. I dislike cooking. Yep, I said that. If you’ve read a post about some awesome recipe that I’ve tried…chances are I’m sharing it because I’m so proud that I actually cooked something.
If you are new around these parts, here is where I would send you first…
ABOUT THE ROSES – if you’re nosey like me, then check out our about page for more juicy details on Half a Dozen Roses. It’s like reality tv, but we aren’t tv stars. Although, we did recently film a reality series with TLC sooooo. #youarewelcome
MARRIAGE TALK – perhaps you are passionate about your marriage and loving with intention. Or maybe you’re in the opposite boat and you feel like your marriage is falling apart. We talk all things marriage on the Marriage More show, which you can subscribe to via iTunes.
Some of our favorite episodes:
EPISODE 5: The Love Habits Explained
EPISODE 23 & EPISODE 29: The 7 Day Sex Challenge + The Recap
EPISODE 25: How To Think Together In Your Marriage
EPISODE 34: The Love Languages
EPISODE 47: HELP! I’m An Unintentional Liar
SHOP – Since our goal is to inspire couples to love with more intention, what better way to do that than to WEAR your love for the world to see?!?! That is how the Marriage More Shop was born!
Check it out and get yo-self a shirt!
DECORATE – I have a deep love for the show Fixer Upper and I like to pretend I am Joanna Gaines by throwing my hair in a side pony and rearranging rooms in my house like it’s my full time job.
My first love is gallery walls, but I truly love any and all things decorating. Including shiplap. My newest obsession is diagonal shiplap.
I hope that something I have written has lifted you up or kept you from feeling like a failure. I know your comments and emails have encouraged me and given me inspiration.
Thank you for that.
I love the outlet blogging gives me and the community of women who support each other so much that I have dedicated a good amount of time to trying to help you start your own blog. If you are interested in a place to share your creativity then click HERE.
I am passionate about helping women live their life by design rather than letting life design you.
Now excuse me while I go turn on Power Rangers so I can clean the dishes without a kid on my leg.