About

Hi--I'm Natalie! I'm a twenty-something currently living in the mid-west. By day I teach elementary school, and I devote my evenings to creating and being with those I love most over really good food.

I'm a logophile--which is just a fancy way of saying I love reading and writing words. My love affair with books, pens, and paper began as a little girl and led to me opening my first blog back in 2009 as a sophomore in high school. After six years of writing on that platform, I took a hiatus, and am back in full swing again.

My faith and relationship with Jesus Christ is the most important part of me. An addict of the gospel and its wondrous grace is what I desire to sink my roots into. It's both a process and a journey--with highs and lows. But I firmly believe that it's in the brokenness and mess, that He fashions something genuinely beautiful. It's because we're formed in His likeness and image that our lives get to be breathing testimonies for others to encounter this unconditional love, with mercy overflowing.

My passion and desire is to spend my time cultivating a meaningful and intentionally life. We live a world full of distractions and voices that would have us spend it otherwise, and daily I'm learning how to quite those. It is my hope that as I flesh that out here for myself, that some piece of what I share inspires you to cultivate your own life filled with meaning and a million little memories that add up to a legacy that you'll look back on with favor.

Favorites of mine: blue jeans, thrifting, sour beer, hydregeas, hikes, Isaiah 54, board games, and craft supplies.