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Ten Years of Blogging

On October 12th, 2010 I started this blog. My first post was a recap of my weekend and also embarrassing, haha. I was 18-years-old and just having fun sharing my days as a freshman in college, what I ate, what Jimmy and I did, and things that were on my mind. 

I was swimming competitively, working at Penn State’s athletic center, Jimmy was my boyfriend, and Lola was a young dog.

While in college, I got into running and did everything from 5ks to marathon training, struggled with an h.pylori infection, and Jimmy and I were engaged. I graduated from Penn State in 2014 with a degree in journalism. 

Jimmy and I got married, bought a house, I worked as a household manager and pet sat, began working for my family’s real estate brokerage, and were blessed with our daughter, Sadie!

We’ve gardened our little hearts out and served alongside our church family.

Throughout the years we’ve had quite a few pets: Lola, Ford and Scout, Malcolm, Mavis, and Niva. We did a lot of therapy dog training with Mavis, which was an experience I really enjoyed.

Animals have been such a huge part of my life and blog and I’m continually trying to convince Jimmy to allow me to have a bunch more cats and dogs 🙂

Husky and toddler laying on bed

I have shared about my faith in God, my favorite recipes, books I’ve read, my journey as a new mom, and my everyday life here in Pittsburgh.

The landscape of blogging has changed so much over the past ten years. A lot of people may say blogging is old-school and defunct in the age of Instagram and Facebook, but I don’t care. I love this space.

I have made some incredible friends from around the world over the past ten years and I owe that to this little corner of the internet. The little blogging community here is so special to me. There have been fun posts, happy posts, hard posts, and everything in-between.

Family picture of mom and dad and toddler taking a selfie

Whether you’ve been connecting with me for the past ten years or this is your first time visiting my blog, thank you for reading! I’m looking forward to the future here at Living My Full Life!


I’ve been seeing this survey floating around the blog world, so I thought I’d fill it out and put my own spin on it (aka: add dogs and books, ha).

Five places I want to visit

1. Seattle, Washington
2. Sydney, Australia
3. Kona, Hawaii
4. Moscow, Russia
5. Mallorca, Spain


Seattle, Washington

Five foods I eat every day

1. Peanut butter
2. Potatoes
3. Oatmeal
4. Cookies
5. Bananas


Five of my favorite dog breeds

1. Labrador Retriver
2. Cocker Spaniel
3. Bernese Mountain Dog
4. Siberian Husky
5. Alaskan Malamute

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Five books I could read over and over again

1. The Bible
2. Kisses from Katie
3. Made to Crave
4. The Light Between Oceans
5. Secrets of a Charmed Life

Five podcasts I listen to regularly

1. Southeast Christian Church
2. The Village Church Sermons
3. Proverbs 31 Ministries
4. The Birth Hour
5. Yoga Birth Babies

Five things I wear every day

1. Socks
2. Shorts
3. Jeans
4. Converse
5. A smile 🙂

Five beauty products I use every day

1. Burt’s Bees Coconut Foot Crème
2. Physicians Forumula Organic Mascara
3. Burt’s Bees Sensitive Facial Cleanser
4. Bath and Body Works shower gel
5. Bath and Body Works body cream

Five things I wish I did more often

1. Scrapbook
2. Use my camera
3. Draw
4. Travel
5. Horseback ride

What do you wish you did more often?

What places do you want to visit?