About Me

I’m a book-devouring, coffee-loving newlywed, fascinated by all things learning, personal finance, and improving life in general

I’m Kelsey

In my free time, you’ll often find me with my nose in a book. My idea of inspiration in my earbuds is not a super-cool playlist but rather a good, long audiobook. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English, but my passion for the written word began long before I started taking college classes. My teachers used to give me exasperated looks for editing their handouts starting in middle school.

I like to think of this blog as the heart-to-heart we’d be having over a cup of coffee or glass of wine. Sometimes we’ll talk about serious, heart issues. Sometimes we’ll be discussing the lighter (but still very serious) stuff, like how to get ready really, really fast when you’ve slept through your alarm. I’ll fill these pages with my favorite things to make life more intentional, thoughtful, and lovely.

I married the man of my dreams July 2017. We are currently sharing adventures together in Oklahoma City, OK. I’m a desert girl from the enchanting land of New Mexico, and my husband hales from Missouri. We met in England ten years before we wed, and our story is about as romantic as you could imagine.

The Fine Print

This blog contains affiliate links. That means that if you click on a link and purchase something, sometimes I might get a few cents from the sale to offset the cost and time commitment of blogging. But don’t worry, I’ll only link to products I especially believe in. Read my full disclosure here.

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“There is something about words. In expert hands, manipulated deftly, they take you prisoner. Wind themselves around your limbs like spider silk, and when you are so enthralled you cannot move, they pierce your skin, enter your blood, numb your thoughts. Inside you they work their magic.” 

-Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale

My Skills

 I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English, but my passion for the written word began long before I started taking college classes. My teachers used to give me exasperated looks for editing their handouts starting in middle school. I’d love to help you with your written word needs, whether that’s editing or writing. 

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