Hello, my fellow curious souls, bookworms, and daydreamers!


I love to inspire others to delight in their everyday and to take the time to dwell in a place of wonder and curiosity.


I’m naturally frugal, I love poking around old places, I like exploring caves and waterfalls, I enjoy thunderstorms and gasp at lovely sunsets, and I like to surround myself with lovely things.

Personality tests stress me out

Perhaps someone could finally help me place where I fall in that whole Meyers-Briggs thing, where the only letter I know with absolute surety is “I.”


I don't like cheesecake, and I love the movie “You’ve Got Mail” but can’t stand “Sleepless in Seattle.”

I've been married for 20 years

My husband, Matthew, works for Operation Christmas Child.


My boys are finishing up their high school years. We homeschool and do technical school currently since that works for us right now.

I am a life-documenter

I've been posting a daily photo to my personal Instagram account for over three years now.


I am a photographer.


I dabble in genealogy. I collect books, mostly old, vintage ones with pretty covers. I love to adventure and explore and am fascinated by history.


I shop at farmer’s markets when I can, and love to support small businesses, especially local ones. My house looks like Etsy collided with a thrift store. I love books, tea, shared laughter, milk chocolate, hats, old photographs, vintage handkerchiefs, pretty dishes, and just about anything miniature.

I believe we are created for a purpose and I want to look back at my life and know that I made people feel like they mattered.

So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three;

but the greatest of these is love.

Paul of Tarsus

I once looked up the Latin phrase “carpe diem” on a whim; mostly because my children study Latin and I’ve gotten curious about Latin-derived phrases that we frequently use in English. It does mean “seize the day,” but it’s more than that. Instead of a militaristic grabbing, it’s more of a “grasp the joys of each day” or savor each day.

In writing this blog, that is what is in the back of my mind. I’ve never had difficulty finding things to delight in through my days. That doesn’t mean each day is perfect or rosy or that I don’t go through periods where things are dark and heavy. I definitely have bad days and depressing seasons. Everyone does.

Robert Louis Stevenson has a short little poem that crops up in children’s poetry collections quite often. It goes:

The world is so full of a number of things,

I’m sure we should all be happy as kings.

Robert Louis Stevenson

I resonated with this early on in my life. I have a curious nature, and there are so many wondrous, beautiful, interesting things in this world.

What about you?

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You are amazing!

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