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A Bit About Me…

It sounds corny, but I’m grateful you’re here. Your time is precious and the fact that you’re choosing to spend it here fills my heart. Seriously, it means the world.

A lifelong Minnesotan, I’m a hometown homebody. I live at the address that was home to my grandparentås. Home is where my heart is, although I hope to share a few adventures along the way.

I truly believe that our lives are meant to be amazing adventures, those adventures can keep us close to home or take us around the world. Regardless of our locale when we show grace, celebrate beauty, and live with gratitude our lives are richer.

Things that fill my bucket: being by the water, sunsets, rolling farm fields with old barns, creating, writing, and time with my guys.

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My Loves

These two are my heart and soul. They make me laugh every single day, even on the days I don’t feel like it. They give me purpose. They are the biggest blessings I’ve ever received. And in a rare happening they both smiled for a picture!

Happy Place

Get me out in the country and I will have a smile on my face. The time to create something – crafts, words, photos, food, etc. If I can spend time with my guys while making something outside, life is really good!

Big Dreams

I crave a western sky like other people crave oxygen. Acerage with a cozy home in the country is high on my list. Another is making a significant financial contribution to my family through writing. This is where dreams and goals meet.


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