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Hi! I'm Juanita!

Welcome to my little corner of the world. I'm so glad you are here!

I'm currently living my childhood dream of being a wife and mother. I strive to seek a simple life, away from the chaotic busyness that can take over so easily. Raising my children in the rolling hills of Amish Country where I grew up can sound so idyllic. Amidst the hard seasons of life and heartbreak, I strive to see the joy that makes up the every day. So while not nearly perfect, I feel very blessed to live the life I live.

I thrive on creating memories with and for my children. Life is such a precious gift and I never want to take even one precious moment for granted.

I'm starting this blog in hopes of getting the words that linger in the corners of my heart onto paper. I hope to document the joys and struggles of motherhood that can seem so daunting to me most days. I'm not sure what I'm hoping to accomplish, other than breathing new inspiration into the part of my soul that seems set to crave creativity and wanderlust. I hope to share the beauty of this area I call home and introduce you to the simple joys of my every day, all the while living a life most abundant.

All that to say: Oh goodness, I'm not exactly sure what I'm doing, but enough waiting and procrastination, I'm going to dive right on in! If I wait until this this site is perfect I will never start blogging and it's been on my heart for so long that I don't want to wait another minute. As of now it's quite simple but I'm anticipating adding to it as I have time.

I'm hoping this space will be a true representation of me. I've got big scary dreams and while I'm not sure where they will take me, and while I don't have all of them down on paper, this feels like a way to begin. 

My hope really  is to share on the aspects of mothering and homemaking that bring me joy. I have a fountain of ideas bubbling over and I'm  hoping my words can bring them to fruition.  Living amid the rolling hills of Ohio's Amish Country I'm hoping to share about the places that are near and dear to my heart. We've got our own tiny little homestead and I can't wait to share more about that too. It might be a jumbled mess but I'm hoping it will be the good kind of mess!

Also, disclaimer, please bear with me! I am not the greatest at certain grammar as embarrassing as that is to admit! I did great back in my school days with spelling, reading, etc but have never quite managed the placement of commas in proper grammar. I do believe I might take a class on it just to ease my mind! Seriously, it actually does horrify me but does make me giggle at the same time!  32 years old and intimidated by commas. :)

Anyway, all that to say, welcome! Please give me grace, visit me in this space, and I really hope I haven't scared you away! :)