I’m Holly and before any other role in life, I am a disciple of Jesus Christ. I am a lover of holidays, a stationery addict, and food is my love language. I believe in bright colors, mismatched prints, and that the scent of lavender can cure any bad day. When I visit a thrift store, I beeline for the blankets in hopes I’ll find a handmade quilt. I believe that saddleback shoes will make a comeback one day. The way to my heart is through the color lilac or a bouquet of ranunculus…and there’s also gravy.
As the mother of a blended family of seven, I strive to normalize stepparent and stepchild relationships. Despite being large and blended, my family is pretty similar to yours, and I promise I’m no evil-stepmother.
I was born in Northern Michigan, raised in Las Vegas, and now reside in the SoCal High Desert, but in my heart I’ll always be a Michigander and it’s been a life goal of mine to move back one day.
This is my online couch (Kelle nailed it!) and it’s where you’ll find me churning out my latest recipes (food is my love language), sharing pictures of my planner, counting down the days until my next Michigan visit, getting my craft on, and talking about our family life with you.
I lost my oldest son, Liam, in August of 2008 after he was born prematurely. He is the reason I started this blog. You can read about him here. If you’ve found me because you’ve lost a child or baby, I’ve compiled a list of resources that were helpful with my healing here.
Grab a cozy afghan and a glass of white wine, sister. Stay awhile.
Soli deo gloria.