meet april

I’ve never been very good at talking about myself… I guess mainly because I feel like there isn’t much to say. I stay home every day homeschooling our 3 kiddos – currently 9, 7, and 6 years old. I don’t travel much…although, I sure would like too…especially to beaches…and islands. I’ve also recently fallen in love with hiking through the mountains, but I mean, admittedly, I’m really not all that interesting a person.

Pretty much everything you need  to know about me can be summed up in just a few “f” words…

Faith. Family. Food. Fitness. Fashion.

Now it’s important that we establish early on that these are things are things I LOVE – not necessarily things I’m good at.

I’m not an expert in anything. My house isn’t “Pin-worthy” much less magazine ready. I don’t throw amazing parties. I’m a damn good baker, but everything I bake is ugly as sin. I can’t cook – I TRY, but most times it ends up in failure. I mean…it’s EDIBLE, but tasty is a rarity – so much so that when I do actually cook something good, my kids tell me things like “It’s almost as good as dad’s! You must have been practicing.” Uh. Thanks. I think…

My point is:

I’m not your typical blogger.

I don’t have it all together.

There’s a good possibility I never will.

But I’m never going to let that stop me from trying.

I’m never going to let that stop me from moving forward.

I’m never going to let my mistakes and failures stop me from striving to be the best version of me and living the best life I possibly can.

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Maybe none of it will ever be “magazine worthy”…

But I’m okay with that.

Because I believe real life -struggles, failures, messes, and all- is far more beautiful and worthwhile than anything found on the pages of Pinterest or a magazine…

Don’t get me wrong, they’re inspirational and fun to look at, but I believe we need to learn to enjoy, embrace, and appreciate the “mess” of real life that goes on behind the scenes. I believe we need to stop comparing and just start living.

So I guess that’s me.

Real life advocate.

Embrace-er of messes.

Daughter of a King whose Strength is made perfect in my weakness.

2 Corinthians 12:9