One day my world collapsed.
As I sat in the dark ruins of my life, every little bit of light became beautiful. The lyrics of a song, blueberry pie, a midnight run, a random act of kindness, all brought me joy. They had been there all along... why hadn't I seen it before?
Not only did I open my eyes to the beauty in my surroundings, but I began to see the beauty God had created in ME! Suddenly I was not held back by my unrealistic expectations of how things "should" be, but I was free to be who I really was. It's amazing how freedom from our expectations unleashes our potential.
My name is Karlie
I love beautiful things
Waking up to my little baby, his big smile and his cotton candy breath
Fitness, strength, results from hard work, gummy bears & onion rings
People... all people... no exceptions
Music. My guitar. My slightly off key Taylor Swift living room performances ;)
Worship. Faith. Jesus
My orange $3 thrift shop vest
Families (especially messy imperfect ones)
Lip gloss, recipes, Instagram pictures of my coffee cups
This blog is about celebrating the beauty in every day life.
It's about the little things that make me happy.
It's about big things like freedom and love.
It's about rising out of the ashes
It's about succeeding
It's about what REALLY matters
And sometimes, it will be about what doesn't matter at all
|This is me! In my $3 orange thrift store vest (:|