I write the words and take the pictures here at Lived In. I was born and raised on the gulf coast of Florida and moved to Portland, Oregon in 2015 with my husband, Jeffrey, and our dog, Woody.

I'm passionate about children's literature, education, and remarking over the cuteness of most dogs I see. I also enjoy writing and finding joy in the small things. I've been blogging since 2008(!) in various spaces and through many seasons of life and about all sorts of things. It's been one of the most consistent threads in my life.