Once upon a time, I started a blog to document my study abroad adventures in East Africa. The year was 2009. In 2010, I graduated from Eastern University with a degree in Political Science, moved to a small-town in Ohio I had never stepped foot in, and met the love of my life at an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party.

In 2011, we got engaged and moved to Pittsburgh for two years so I could pursue a Master’s in Food Studies. On September 2, 2012, Chuck became my legal bestie for life in a beautiful (and only slightly hipster) rainbow-themed wedding. After two years of big city living, we moved back to Chuck’s hometown and in April 2014, found out we were expecting. I went into labor on Christmas morning and Charlie Davis was born 24 hours later on December 26, 2014.

In August 2015 we bought our first home and I promptly began imagining all the fun ways we could make it our own. We didn’t get to do much to our new digs before we found out that ginger baby #2 would be joining us. Eight days overdue, Crosby Loren was born on Labor Day, September 5, 2016.

Shortly after Crosby’s birth, I made the incredibly difficult decision to leave the job I loved in the nonprofit world, for a new role as a stay-at-home Mom. Never in my wildest dreams, would I have guessed I would be a SAHM, but I am the happiest I’ve ever been. When I’m not chasing after a red-haired toddler or getting my fill of baby snugs, you can find me writing, reading, running, cooking, gardening or daydreaming about paint samples and home decor.

I rarely wear makeup, I only buy secondhand clothing, and I haven’t gone anywhere since our Jamaican honeymoon five years ago. But if you want someone who writes honestly about motherhood, gets overexcited about library books, and publishes the occasional political commentary, I might just be your girl.



  1. "he made my grinch heart grow three sizes that day"...hehe I loooove that. I am just stopping by to say thanks for your thoughts on my "anonymous secrets" recap post. I have had a positive blogging experience thus far, too, but I know that might not always be the case. Glad we're all in it together. :) I am your newest follower!

  2. I love your "about me" section-so cute! Yours starts off like mine. I'm also a small town girl now living in the big city. :) New follower! Looking forward to getting to know you better.

  3. yes!!! to Friends rerun. and that you bungee jumped on the Nile, officially makes you the coolest girl on the block!!!

  4. Very cute "about" page. Grinch heart...how sweet!

  5. love those moccs! I've been begging my hubby for a pair!