I am beyond happy that you’ve taken a moment to stop by and visit.

Ali Carter - Life Mentor & Christian Coach

Picture provided by the talented Ellie at Expressions Photography


Everyone has a story.

Mine isn’t any more difficult or easy than anyone else’s.

It is simply mine.


So, who am I?   Well …


I am a lover of life's simple little luxuries. I spend my days writing, caring for our home and family, attending committee meetings, and nurturing and leading ministries …  tending to the details of life.

I am a wife to an amazing man, a proud mother and a blessed step-mom.


I am a hugger, a voracious reader, an author and speaker, a messy want-to-be-artist and DIY-er, a home chef and hostess, professional recipe developer, thriving autoimmune disease sufferer, and a believer in Jesus. 


Family moment captured a few years ago by Lisa at Bluesixteen


Life is full and often incredibly wonderful…
but definitely not always joyful or easy.

When beauty and contentment do not present themselves I’ve learned that it takes just a teeny bit of commitment to cultivate them.


I make no claims of perfection however.

You won't need to search very hard to discover my failures and hurts and struggles.

Yet, every tiny moment of each day, every discovery, experience, mistake, and lesson learned entwines together and creates my story. A story of redemption and inspiration to thrive!