Once upon a time, when I was a little girl, I dreamed of being a princess. Cinderella was my favorite. I spent hours decorating my imaginary attic bedroom, dressing up in my ball gowns, and conversing with my animal friends. When I grew up I found out that life isn’t a fairytale…it’s so much more than that. I worked at my dream job, teaching literacy and reading, for nine years before God brought my real-life Prince Charming into my life. We got married and bought our little dreamhouse together, which we now share with two princesses of our very own.

Of course life isn’t all sunshine and roses over here. We have our share of prickles and thorns, which is how I came up with the name for my blog. A little salty to cut the sweet, so to speak, and a commitment to share all of my story, not just the pretty parts. Through my writing I attempt to process my life experiences, triumphs, and mistakes, as well as share helpful ideas, habits, and resources that make my life simpler and more joy-filled.

I suppose this space would be classified as a lifestyle blog. Of course being a stay-at-home mom of two preschool girls is a huge part of my identity, and I write about my motherhood experiences in a series called mama musings. My interests include reading, list making, and organizing, so you will find book lists and posts about bullet journaling and my capsule wardrobecapsule wardrobe. Recently I’ve been exploring the concept of minimalism and what that might look like for our family, and I expect to be unpacking my thoughts on that here. I am a Jesus follower, and my intention is to reflect my faith as I share openly how God is working in my life through my experiences, good and bad.

One of my favorite quotes is from Ram Doss, “We’re all just walking each other home.” I am humbled and thankful to be able to share my life’s journey here, and my hope is that as you read my words you will be encouraged and lifted up. Maybe sometimes you will nod and think me too. You can read more about my intentions for this blog here. Welcome.