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Born in Pennsylvania but raised in Southwest Florida, I’m a strong woman with an atypical upbringing. I was raised by my great-grandmother and became very independent at a young age. Early on, I learned to rely heavily on my strong will and humor to handle difficulties and push on toward my hopes and dreams.

I graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a marketing degree and immediately began working at a large church. My leadership position and social media presence have created a following of women who love to share in my daily life, humor, and inspiration with me.

My personal mantra is “be bold and just be you,” and I love encouraging other women to do the same. Now the Co-Host of This Grit and Grace Life podcast and Social Media and Brand Manager at The Grit and Grace Project, I have the opportunity to do so on an even larger scale, and I love every minute of it! I find I’m most comfortable in front of the camera or behind the microphone.

I’m a recent widow and boy mom to my son, Lincoln, so I have my share of struggles. But they have been beautifully intertwined with joy and life, and I strive to find the good in all things. It’s easy to look back and see how both grit and grace have marked my entire life. But remember, I’m winging it. My life, my eyeliner, motherhood, everything.

When Will I Be Ready to Date After My Husband's Death?

When my husband passed away suddenly, I knew fairly quickly I would want to date again. For some, that might seem odd. You see, I

How to Have Your Own Coffee + Bible Time

If you follow me on social media (you should, by the way) you likely see me post on Facebook most mornings (not every day—no

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Everything You Need to Know About Le Tote Fashion Rental

It's no secret that I'm into fashion. In fact, I've been known to say (half-jokingly) that it's my hobby. We can't all be crafty,

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10-TV-Couples-That-Make-Us-Believe-in-Love-Again

It's Valentine's week which means you're either loving love or loathing it. Maybe you're recently single, always single or unhappily coupled-up. Or maybe you're

What Makeup Brushes Do I Really Need?

I got into makeup sometime in college. Before that, I shudder to see the pictures. And then, maybe worse, was my first year or

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3 Easy Apps and Tricks to Save Money

I’m all about saving money. For a couple of months I was into coupon-clipping. I bought the newspaper on Sunday (two, of course, for BOGOs—Publix

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My-Purse-Pout-Protector-(Yes,-You-Read-That-Right)

Makeup is my love language. Or, is it pizza? Well, depends on the day… Or maybe it’s both. I love budget-friendly and mid-level department

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5 Things I've Learned in a Decade of Wifing

As I approached my 10 year wedding anniversary, I wanted to take some time to reflect on the lessons I’d learned through a decade of

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Word-to-the-Wise-for-Every-Working-Woman

If you’re a working woman you know the struggle can be real. To be successful in your career, present at home, and have time

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Join Us in the Strong Mom Challenge

We believe that all moms are strong! We also know that they need to hear that from us now and again. There's no better

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how-to-up-your-brow-game

A few years back a new trend emerged that was a little overwhelming, and frankly, it still exists on too may faces: the bold

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Makeup Hack Essential Oils and Mascara

I feel like all of the oily ladies out there are going to love me for this one! Essential oils have become big, and

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How-to-Get-Free-Mac-Lipstick-or-Shadow

Y'all know I love the cheap NYX matte lip products, but you can't get cheaper than free! This hack is going to change your

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A Little Love for NYX Cosmetics Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick

Makeup is my love language. Or, is it pizza? Well, depends on the day… Or maybe it’s both. I love budget-friendly and mid-level department

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Why You Need This NYX Lip Cream, Now

Makeup is my love language. Or, is it pizza? Well, depends on the day

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5 More Things I’ve Learned in a Decade of Wifing

As a I approached my 10 year wedding anniversary I wanted to take some time to reflect on the lessons I’d learned from a

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Taking Heart, Even When Tragedy Hits

These past few weeks have been overwhelming with the Orlando shootings, deaths of several officers and the attacks in France

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Take a Moment to Stop and Listen

This morning I had a heart-to-heart with my son's teacher. It all began when she commented on my physical transformation that she noticed from

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Nagging Your Husband? Try This Instead!

First, I’m no expert, but I’ve learned a thing or two in my 10 years of marriage. Namely, it takes a LOT of prayer.

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Is Fathers Day Difficult For You, For the Fatherless

[kad_youtube url="https://www.youtube.com/embed/7i0p2LrLfyo"] Click here to read For the Fatherless. -- You may also like When Your Daughter is Fatherless. #gritandgracelife

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