My name is Elyssa and Nalani is my middle name.
I love Jesus, my family, and books. And lots of other things too but I’ll get to that in a second. I was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, but currently live in Texas with my husband, Steven. I know it sounds so cliche but this guy is truly the bestest guy and I’m addicted to dating him & going on adventures (the photo above is from our trip to Glacier National Park).
I am a homeschool veteran of the nineties, back when homeschooling was weird lol (homeschooling is so much cooler now ). My mom homeschooled me (and my younger brother) from 2nd grade up all the way through high school. Yeah, I was in for the long haul! I went on to graduate with a BA in Communications from Thomas Edison State University (a campus I have yet to step foot on due to the fact that I got my degree online!).
I’m an audiobook & podcast junkie. I love music, carbs, planner stickers, water-processed decaf and mugs. I have a lifelong love affair with ink and paper which explains, at least partially, my planner addiction and great love of books.
Other Stuff I Love –
- Spending time with family & friends
- A cozy home
- Black & white movies
- Lazy Sunday mornings
Stuff I Don’t Love –
- Doing dishes
- Clutter (even though I’m often very cluttered. Working on it.)
- Avocados (I know, awful right? I’m working on it)
- Pho (favorite of my hubs)
- Ramen (also a favorite of my husband)
- Cleaning out my email inbox
- Whatever I’m supposed to be doing when I’d rather be reading
You’ll get to know more of me through posts and videos. I hope that we can be friends and have conversations about the things that matter to us.
Thanks for stopping by!