The daughter of a military man, I grew up overseas with the culture of Europe getting deep in my soul. I became accustomed to being constantly surrounded by epic cities with their cobblestone streets and rich histories and we lived mostly in the countryside, with its wide stretches of green farmland for aspect. It was such an idyllic childhood and shaped my imagination in a profound way.
After an adventurous career full of traveling, I settled in the Denver suburbs with my husband and our two precious children where I leaned into the role of being a stay-at-home mom. But those very early years were hard and clouded by postpartum depression and anxiety. Quite out of desperation, I decided to reconnect with the things that had enriched me and brought joy prior to motherhood.
I found that beauty transcended the chaos of my sadness. Whether it was walking in nature, reading a wonderfully written book, admiring the high arts or delighting in the simplicity of my home, beauty brought refreshment to my weary heart. I started to seek it out and to look for glimpses of it all around me and considered how I could cultivate more of it in my life…I began to pursue the beautiful.
I launched this website to share what I have gathered along the way in an effort to bring refreshment to your day! I hope that the inspiration you find here will help you discover the beauty that is in your own life. I’m so delighted that you are here and I count it a great privilege to journey with you in pursuing the beautiful.