Who Am I?

Hey! My name is Evie and I’m a dabbler.
I like to dabble. Try new things and if I can get the hang of it, then I run with it. Jack-of-all-trades, master of none. In the last couple years I learned more about health and fitness than I used to know. I adapted a clean-eating way of life, then imposed it on my family, and took up running…which I hate…and lost 60 pounds! 

I also taught myself to crochet. I was laid up in bed for health reasons and bored out of my mind, so I opened up a dusty Teach-Yourself-To-Crochet book and tackled it until I got it. And then I grew to love it! Now I have fun finding new patterns, creating new things, and participating in a vendor fair once a year. A whole new world for me!

Of course, like so many other Pinterest-ers out there, I also enjoy DIY projects. Why buy it for $10 when I can spend $75 on the materials, make it myself, and blog about it later?! Just kidding…sort of.

I used to make sugar cookies…like the fancy decorated ones. I really loved the creative side of it, designing and actually decorating the cookie, but all the prep and clean up plus a lack of good kitchen space eventually burned out that venture. Now I enjoy making them occasionally for my friends.

I have an awesome husband that loves me despite my endless flaws and three beautiful children that bless me and try my patience every day. But my family is my greatest accomplishment which is why I choose to stay home while the kiddos are young. I started out as a young, single mom without a choice and now I take every minute I can get!

In May 2015 we had our baby boy.

After a miscarriage, he has been a huge blessing to us.
But with a baby comes the baby weight. Yaaaaaaaay…so back to the beginning I go. I’ll have to read my own blog to remind myself of how I ate, exercised, and lost the weight last time. Up and down, up and down is the name of my game. But that’s the hand I’ve been dealt so that’s what I’ll play with.

Another fun fact about me is that I love music. Singing, playing piano and guitar...I've even dabbled in some song writing, which will never see the light of day. I was the show choir chick in high school and now I lead worship at our church. It was a position I had no interest in but over time I found that God had different plans. Now I love it and am so grateful that he pushed me outside my comfort zone.  
I moved a lot as a kid, but for the most part I grew up in a town of 25,000. Now I live in a town of 2,000. It’s taken me a few years, but I’ve grown accustomed to small town life. Of course there are pros and cons, like everyone knowing your business but you always know what your kids are up to. But as the years have passed I’ve come to love the country life and now dream to live on some land where we can have gardens and animals and…privacy…ha.

But most importantly, I am a Christian. I love Jesus and I’m not ashamed of it! I wouldn’t be doing any of these things if God hadn’t blessed me with the ability to do it. All the glory goes to Him!

The gist of my blog is that I’m just me…working my way through life, doing things I love and learning new things as I go…and sharing them here as I learn them! I do my best to be real and transparent. What’s the point in sharing if we only show the best of ourselves? I respect people that are just real and so that’s what I strive to be. I really enjoy sharing recipes that I discover and projects I master around the house. I figure we are all in this together and most likely someone else helped me along…so I want to pay it forward! I also really enjoy sharing God’s Word and how He can help us get through this thing we call life. 

 So thanks for stopping by!


  1. Wonderful story! It is something to be proud. I keep thinking that I should go over and use that track across the street. Keep it up and I look forward to reading more about you journey.

  2. Thank you Robin! If you ever want a track partner, Michelle and I are out there a lot! :)

  3. Evie, I have seen your inward beauty as you grew up, Our world has a way
    of replacing what God tells us we are with "having to conform to a airbrushed photo" Being a woman is a powerful role that God has called each of us to. You are beautiful and were made by God and for God.
    Worship Him for who u are in him...
    love how special and kind you r.
    friends with my Mel...