Hello There! I am so thankful you are here. You have no idea.
I realize how important it is that you know a little bit behind the scenes of Blossoming Beloved. We are all people & connecting comes with being raw, so welcome to my little home. I’ll tell you a little about this place, and about myself.
A Little History
A little about me, I am not the typical girl at my age. I have been married to my best friend for a year and a half (also, a stunning photographer) who I met when I was just a freshmen in high school, and together we just graduated from college (Spring 2015). Wait for it- and I’m twenty years old. Those are the logistics, anyway. How? A lot of ambition to simply finish school, so that I could begin my dreams, which begin here with you.
I dabbled with blogging all throughout my teenage years, but decided that it was something calling my name Fall of 2013 and designed the name Blossoming Beloved-the perfect name to describe my journey and label my brand- with hopes to actually do it right and do it well.
Being a girl who lost her father at a young age, I found myself crying to my heavenly father, discovering his hand in my every day life- the beauty he has a way of bringing through the good and the bad. Then later on, as an emotional high school girl who transferred to a big new school, God redeemed my story, answering the cry of my lonely heart for a true friend. Unexpectedly, with not one intention to meet the man of my dreams in what felt like such a barren place- high school, I met someone a few years older with a heart so similar and complimentary to mine. So sure of one another, but oh so young, my ambitious heart figured out how to get ahead a couple years in school, we married in college and continued on our journey to finish our education, so that we could enjoy each other and pursue our life dreams.
Fresh out of college with those dreamt up dreams in our minds, we are simply figuring out how to balance our ambitions with enjoying where we are at, enjoying the unknown of what lies ahead, and just enjoying the fact that our greatest dream has already come true: we are together. –> Definitely a reality check to gaze over how much you already have been given, then to drool over what more you can get.
What am I All About?
By the mornings, I am a barista, by the afternoons, I am a housewife, a dog mom, and working to turn my entrepreneurial dreams into a reality- creating this place of inspiration & creating a business out of distributing artwork that inspires people to look beyond the surface of situations, to see the possibilities, and to find hope.
I have a strong passion for the topic of perspective. It determines everything about our life-our sense of fulfillment, our ability to find happiness where we are, and our ability to connect with the people around us. Boy, am I a diamond in the rough, but I learn as I journey and as I struggle. Because our perspective practically defines what makes us us, I press onward to understand how to have a true perspective of myself, others, and God.
Being the kind of person who is highly influenced by my surroundings, creating a home that is not overwhelming, but simple, inspiring, and an expression of what my husband and I love has been key in or journey. What I love about keeping home a simple place is that it allows you to think more clearly… focusing on what’s important in life & making way to really turn goals into a reality. If you can’t already tell by glancing around, I am quite fond of white, wood grains, natural colors, cozy materials, and simple design (for better reference, my style is well spelled out through my Pinterest boards).
What You Will Find Here
This is a lifestyle blog for the creatives- seeking a simple and minimal lifestyle, celebrating the seasons, and being classy and modern on a budget. This looks like simple DIYs for the home, sharing my favorite finds with you, and inspiration for that minimal, cozy, Scandinavian style that I love so well. This is also a place of tips and encouragement for the creative entrepreneurs & starters (If you too are seeking a creative entrepreneurial career- I would love to connect!) And, for those who are seeking encouragement & connection on their faith journey, here I share my heart. I strive to be real. I strive to inspire you with truth in this messy world that wants to tell us we aren’t enough. I strive to not be cliche, but to share fresh and interesting ideas to issues that are often overlooked. Which brings me to my entrepreneurial aspirations…
With my love for minimal design and my passion to inspire through words, I share lettered art that I create to sell in my shop (and some I share as freebies on the blog!), that something pretty on your wall just might encourage and inspire you in your day to day walk to get up and go and simply trust that God always has your best interest in mind.
However, I see the Blossoming Beloved blog growing beyond myself. I hope that it will become an outlet of inspiration for like-minded individuals. If your a writer with an interesting story, an inspiring thought, or any ideas that would go great on Blossoming Beloved- feel free to send the ideas my way. I would love to connect and consider a collaboration. We all have stories to tell & someone worth needing to hear them.