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Hi there! Welcome to my little corner of the Internet.

I’m Dawn, an Air Force wife and mom of three little cuties, who, at one point, were all under 3 1/2.

Being creative makes my heart happy but it’s not what I did for a long time! I have a BA in English and a MBA in HR Management, and I spent my days as an HR Manager at a pretty Charleston, SC resort before having kids.

That changed everything, so I did the SAHM thing for a few years and then went back to school in 2013 for an Advanced Certificate in Graphic Design and Branding. I have a passion for typography and do hand-lettered prints for the #freeprintoftheweek here on the blog. I’m working on my first eBook, a collection of coloring pages called, Color Me Inspired.

Some of my most exciting blogging moments to date are my first magazine feature in 2014, as well as when my craft room was featured on on Good Housekeeping, House Beautiful, and Country Living.

I’m not really a morning or night person, but I can rock mid-day like nobody’s business (with coffee anyway).

I am neurotically punctual. I am always, always, always on time (read: early). It drives my husband crazy.

I’m 5’9″ and I change my hair color a lot.

I was born on Halloween.

I’m really friendly so people are always surprised to find out I’m a major introvert and completely content to hang out by myself. My homebody tendencies are borderline hermit.

I started running a few years ago and I’ve done quite a few 5Ks, an 8K and completed my first half marathon on Mother’s Day of 2013.

I love moving every few years like we do. There are downsides for sure but overall, I love the opportunity to experience so many different places. Charleston, SC is still my favorite place we’ve lived and I would love to retire there.

I hate when people lack common courtesy or aren’t nice. It’s not that hard to be kind! (You can my post on this subject called “Be Kind or Be Quiet” here).

I have 6 tattoos. (Skipping class in college to get a tattoo? Or two? Guilty.)

I swore I’d NEVER drive a minivan. But I do. And I love it.

My favorite bible verse is Proverbs 16:24 | Kind words are like honey—sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.

After popping out those 3 beautiful babies in 3.5 years, I came home from the hospital unhappily weighing over 200 pounds. I’ve lost 60+ pounds in the past 2.5 years and recently reached my goal weight thanks in large part to Paleo eating…so I try to eat healthy and workout most days but I almost never let a day go by without dark chocolate and over-caffinating. I’m a work in progress. 😉

You can check out some more random facts about me in the post Beautiful People Do Not Just Happen {Embracing Life’s Joys and Challenges}.
I’m so glad you stopped by. I hope you’ll stick around and find something that inspires you!
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    Hi there! I just wanted to write to thank you for your Whole 30 cashew milk. I’m on day 2 of my W30 journey and made that recipe first thing this morning. I cannot wait to have a big glass this afternoon when the sugar cravings kick in!

    thanks again :-)

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