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:: a little bio ::

To keep it simple, I’m a Christ-follower with all of my heart, I’m madly in love with my husband Ben, who I’m dating for life, and I’m completely smitten with Zoe, Olivia, and Hudson, our three children.

I grew up in north, loving music and city and art and education and dreaming big.
He grew up in the deep south, with fields of cotton and on a farm.
We said “I do” until forever, he brought me south. :)

We live in a hundred-year old cottage which we remodeled and turned into a home. On a given day, I’m chasing or hugging kiddos, pulling out a can of paint, whipping out my sewing machine for a My Faire Lady Designs order, or trying out a new idea for our home. Thankfully I have a patient husband! :)

I love
… coffee
… spontaeous trips
… fun projects [that don’t take all day]
… warm sunshine
… the ocean
… kiddo hugs
… my husband’s blue eyes
… times with my Jesus
… thrift store treasures
… vintage beauties
… my three sisters


 :: Why Skies of Parchment? ::

My writings sometimes tell of simple beauty in daily life,
and I love to celebrate God in the little things.
I love to create, to craft, to do spontaneous things, to take pictures of beautiful things.

But the reality is that life isn’t always pretty.
There is pain, there is death; there are hard things.

Skies of Parchment was birthed from a line in the great hymn, “The Love of God,”
which was a favorite song of my beloved friend Ruth, who now is in the presence of Jesus.
This song tells that even if the skies were made of parchment and the oceans of ink
they could never contain the entirety of His amazing love.

And that is what this blog is about:
seeing the faithfulness of my God,
showing the beauty I find throughout my days (often in pictures),
proclaiming His goodness, believing that He never makes mistakes.

The everyday life.
The beautiful, the challenging,  the adventure, the funny…
God is here.

Soli Deo Gloria.
{To God alone be the Glory}