I love any picture like this. 

About Me...I love coffee, sunshine, and flowers.

A workspace completed with the sunshine, flowers, and a cup of coffee. I think the cup of coffee is the main appeal. And that picture is why I blog. Whenever I see a picture of that mug of coffee sitting on the desk I think, that can be me. I can get up at the crack of dawn on a beautiful morning, enjoy the peace and quiet, gaze out the window, coffee in hand, and blog away. I may even snap my own coffee cup picture. The wrong motivation to blog, you say? Yes, but the picture still gets me every time. And so here I am, starting my own blog.

If you happen upon my page every morning, you will not see this daily picture. I won’t bore you with my workspace (as of now, it’s not pretty).

My name is Emily and I live with my husband and two darling daughters. I am striving to find balance in being a wife, mother, daughter, granddaughter, sister, aunt, cousin, friend, neighbor, child of God. And also the keeper of the home, money manager, grocery shopper, deal-finder, runner, fitness-lover, sweets-maker, reader, declutterer, somewhat quasi-striving minimalist (not really…just trying).

Please follow me as I seek to be intentional about how I’m spending my time and money. I would love to have you join me. Feel free to give advice, seek advice, join in my challenges, start a conversation, join in the conversation, or just read along. Start Here to read more!

Striving to bring Him glory…


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16 comments on “About Me”

  1. New follower over here! So happy we connected and even more excited to catch up with the great things you’ve got going on here. Home maintenance is NO EASY FEAT!!! I’ve always dreamed of the perfect life consisting of a home, family, and all things warm and fuzzy. Three years of marriage, home ownership, and twin babies later… AH! Deep down, I sometimes fear going home because of the clutter, the mess, the never-ending list of tasks. While I know I need to not be so harsh on myself, it is a constant battle that I am more than willing to try anything and everything to get in a better place with it. :)

    • Welcome, Sharisse! Twins…wow!

      Yes, don’t be so harsh on yourself. I’m sure you are doing a wonderful job! Just try to find the right balance in there, so you don’t go crazy. That’s where I’m at. I gave up perfection long ago :)

  2. I just signed up for your newsletter. I’m a mom of 4, pastor’s wife, marathon runner, full time WAHM, and newbie blogger. I love what you shared about getting up early and enjoying the quiet. I’m not great at it yet, but I’m trying. :)

  3. hello from a fellow minnesota mom! i am with you on the quiet mornings…it’s sometimes worth the lack of sleep to just get those quiet moments to yourself. and i think that’s a good a reason to blog as any!

    • Probably not your typical reason to blog, but it worked to make early waking a habit! Thanks for reading! And as a fellow Minnesotan, I must ask if you are ready for spring? As that it the most covered topic here. ;)

  4. Thank you for sharing with us at Mommy Moments again last week! This was the top viewed link and will be featured in this week’s link up! Congratulations :)

  5. “…somewhat quasi-striving minimalist (not really…just trying…” LOL – love the “not really, just trying” part of that statement! glad I came across your blog today (from the shine hop!)
    by the way, we have something in common – we love coffee!!!

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