Hi friends! My name is Calli, and here is a little more about me to break the blogging ice. I was born and raised in a small town in West Virginia. I attended four, yes four, colleges in four years graduating with a degree in Biology and Environmental Science from Davis and Elkins College in May 2010. I’ve always dreamed of traveling the world, or moving from my small rural town, but my homebody nature decided otherwise. I bought a flower shop (no one saw that coming-ha!) at the age of twenty-two and settled in my hometown. At this point my now husband, Doug, and I had been dating for about three years. He planned the most amazing proposal for December 2011. He counted down the “Twelve Days of Christmas” by giving me the number of gifts corresponding with the day and counting down from twelve. On Christmas he gave me one big rock! No, literally he wrapped up a rock–the diamond ring was hidden among the tissue paper. For anyone that knows me, knows how perfect this was–Christmas fanatic. We were married on September 22, 2012– yes, we celebrated three years yesterday! We got married at my husband’s family’s horse arena and barn. It was the kind of day you dream about as a little girl, and most importantly we were surrounded by the people we love the most.
We spent one wonderful week in St Lucia, and then came home to move in a small apartment that we had renovated beside my husband’s family’s saw mill. We knew we wanted to start a family pretty soon, so I lived it up as a stay at home wife for a few months;). It was no surprise on an unusually warm March day that
six pregnancy tests read “positive”.
We welcomed Avery Grace into our family on December 10, 2013– eight long days past her due date.
Our little family felt complete, but the apartment began to grow smaller by the day. The following fall we were able to renovate a small house on fifty acres.
That leads us to the present day. We are fortunate enough to be building our dream home and #raisingavery.
I’m so glad you have found us, and stuck through my lengthy bio;). I can’t wait to share on many topics I’m so very passionate about such as: children, family, fashion, holidays, party planning, home design and decor, and recipes.
Thanks for reading–xoxo,
All professional photos by Connection Photography www.connectionphotoblog.com
Congratulations on the new blog Calli! I love it. I just started mine too so I completely understand how intimidating it can be. I thought your first post was great. I can’t wait to follow along and read more! Good luck!
Thank you so much Anna, you’re so sweet!! I’m going to hop over and read your blog right now. 🙂
Love this blog! Love you Calli.. Never really read a blog b4…what all do you plan on discussing? You are seriously one of the most beautiful women I’ve ever seen! How long until you all get to move into your house? Do you worry that some people will be mean or inappropriate on your blog? Im excited for you!
Thank you so much Shelbe! It is going to be a little bit of everything. Pretty much whatever is going on in my life at the time. haha I’ll keep the topics light. You’re so sweet, thank you so much!! You have to approve the comments so I’ll be able to filter them before they’re posted. I’m sure there will be negativity, but thats just part of it I suppose. Hope you’re doing well!xo
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