Hey, guys! My name is Jessica, but you can call me Jess. I'm a simple gal living life in the sunshine state with my manly man husband, G. Cat-mama to a lovable and vivacious little fella named Sammie. I'm a firm believer of Jesus + the gospel. Old soul, young heart. Tough, but rather fragile at times. I'm an optimist, although I don't ignore reality. Few people grasp or appreciate my sense of humor (their loss) and I have a habit of making awkward situations even more awkward, but I've learned to accept it. I live with a deeply-rooted sense of passion and wonder (hence the blog name). I'm striving to cultivate grit, grace and genuineness no matter what this life throws at me. Coffee has always been my drug of choice, writing keeps me sane, and I use acoustic / instrumental music as a form of therapy. I consider myself an ambivert, therefore I require an even balance of social time and time to myself in order to thrive well. I have a knack for web design + development and I'm working towards joining the field (career-wise). I've never really been a girly girl, but I'm not a tomboy either. I'm simply stuck in the middle and I like it here. I love encouraging others whenever the opportunity arises.

Some of my favorites include ➸ butterscotch + cinnamon lattes, the outdoors, crisp breezes, sunny days, herbal tea, good books, writing, heartfelt convos, lacroix water, springtime, firearms, the 1920s-40s + 80s, psychology, mexican food, exploring, Star Wars, painting, mimosas, road trips, mysteries, the seaside, photography, sangria, bike rides, astronomy, sushi dates, autumn, bright colors, science fiction, typography, stringed instruments, handwritten letters, little caf├ęs, thunderstorms, cocktails made with rum, scented candles, thrift shops, marvel comics, web design + development, art, well-made films and most things Disney.

I met my best friend in December of 2008. In May of 2010, I had the honor of becoming his wife. Marriage, although trying at times, has been a beautiful adventure (to say the least). Garrett (referred to as G here on the blog) has taught me so much over the years and I am very thankful to have him by my side as we face the trials of this life together. I love this guy something fierce. The bond that we share is something I will cherish forever You can read all about our story and if you're interested in the proposal + wedding, I shared about that too.