As I said in the welcome, I grew up in the suburbs of St. Louis, MO.  I have a younger sister, Abby, who far in distance is always near and dear in my heart.  Dog lover would be an understatement- I love my dogs, Lani and Tucker as if they were my children.  Tucker is a 20 lb. beagle mix and Lani is 60 lb. black lab.  Their constant love and affinity for each and every day inspires me to live life more freely- and they add an abundance of happiness and love to my life.  I was blessed with the best mom on Earth.  I honestly don’t think I could make it through the day without her- she is undeniably my best friend.  My dad and I were always able to bond through sports- though I don’t have one athletic gene in my body, I love watching sports.  As a St. Louisan, summers were spent rooting on the Cardinals both at Busch Stadium and from afar.  I have Midwestern pride for my hometown- the schools, the people, the atmosphere- they may be all I know but I can’t imagine living any where else.

I am definitely a type A person, worrying about everything!  I am organized to a t, try to plan everything in extreme detail (which doesn’t always work well), and even have my closet organized by color and season.  Though I like for everything to go according to plan, the Lord has made it clear to me that he is in control and has his own plan for my life.  I studied and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education (my career aspiration since I was 5 years old), but the teaching field just wasn’t a good fit for me.  I’m still trying to find “the job”, but trust that God will lead me where I need to go.

My passion for fashion is a relatively new development in my life- having worn sweatpants and no makeup throughout high school, and no I was not a jock. (Eeek!) I’m not saying I don’t thoroughly enjoy binge watching Gilmore Girls in sweatpants on the couch, but I definitely try to present myself as a more productive looking (and acting) member of society nowadays.  I’m not afraid to try new fashion trends, new makeup brands, new nail designs, and everything that goes along with the crazy fashion industry.

My devout belief in God has been a part of life since I was young, having been baptized and confirmed in the Catholic Church.  I’ve always attended weekly church services; but, it wasn’t until my family and I switched to a nearby Lutheran Church that I developed a strong passion for Christ in my daily life.  I was lucky enough to experience a pastor who made me excited to attend church on a weekly basis that I developed a necessity for daily prayer and a desire deep inside to keep Christ in my heart in all that I do.  Though that wonderful pastor has moved on, I truly don’t know what I would do with God in my life.

I’m a 26 year old St. Louis native just trying to figure out adulthood.  Join me as I try new fashion trends, explore my faith and live my daily life!



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