About Me

I'm a girl who loves to create. 
loves to dream. 
and loves to eat. 
(Wow that last one doesn't sound quite as profound, but anywho.)

Hey! I'm an American, eighteen year old who is also a former homeschooler. I like starchy food, books thick as bricks, indie folk music, and comfortable clothing. I love the smell of coffee but can't stand the taste. I go by my nickname, Eve, on this blog. 

Let me tell you a little more about myself.

First and foremost, I'm a Christian. I believe that God created this world we live in and that his son, Jesus, came down to earth in the form of an infant to save us all and die for our sins. And even though it's hard for my selfish, human mind to fathom, I am here to servenot to be comfortable. My family and I started a mission for kids who need a safe place to hang out and eat or those who struggle with addiction. Over time it has become a church where people can feel accepted and loved. It's definitely not your average, cookie-cutter church. We don't wear our Sunday best or put our masks on to make others think we are perfect. Our motto is: come as you are. 

I have a heart for children. I have enjoyed working at kindergarten summer school classes, tutoring young children, and babysitting little ones when I was younger but never thought of teaching young children as a career path until last year. I work at a preschool now and I could not be happier. I teach a four-year-old class and am always finding new ways for them to enjoy learning. I want to be a preschool teacher and am working towards this goal by teaching at a preschool and doing online classes to get my Early Childhood Education Associates Degree. I hope to one day start my own preschool/daycare that reflects my philosophy of what early education should be.

I'm also a major homebody, but I've always dreamed of traveling around the world. I want to meet new people and see the diverse cultures that each country has. Although the thought of wanderlust sounds fun and exciting, my heart will always belong to the Midwest. where the sunsets are on fire and cornfields stretch across land after land. I love it here.

I'm obsessed with any show that is made by BBC or related to that (ya know Call the Midwife, Sherlock, Doctor Who, Land Girls, Downton Abbey, Bletchley Circle, the lists goes on and on. I'm not sure how many British shows I've watched, but I do know it's a rather unhealthy amount. *says in a British accent (of course)* ;) I've even watched The Great British Baking Show. It was a beautiful thing to see bakers working together and actually being kind to each other while not screaming and crying like they do on American baking shows. Goodness. The difference is far too obvious and a little saddening on America's part.

I'm a bit of a wallflower when I meet new people. I appreciate silence (not the silence from Doctor Who mind you, those things are CREEPY) and am told that I'm a good listener. I much rather stay in my room and read a book than have a full on conversation with someone I don't know. 

Art has always been a big part of my life. Even at a young age, I knew that art was my way of coping the stress of the world and trying to make sense of the world around me. I drew picture after picture and painted anything I could get my hands on. As I grew older, my love for art began to expand and branch out into new various ways for creating things.

Photography was one of those other things. I got my first camera when I was six. It was a purple disposable camera, and it made me feel very grown up. ;) Once I got older I went through a few digital camera, and finally a few years ago I got my first DSLR. Photography has become a way for me to capture precious moments in my life. I don't like posed pictures where everyone looks perfect. I like to show a person's personality and their natural beauty. I have started my own photography business in my area and so far, I'm loving it.

About a year ago, I discovered that I loved to web/graphic design. It is another way for me to express myself with art and is so much fun to do!

This blog is much more of a public journal than a website. I share my thoughts, my photography, and simply my life on this little corner of the internet. I try to be as honest as I can, and express my emotions through my writing. I am far from perfect, my posts are irregular, I sometimes don't proofread or use auto correct, but I am real. And to me, that's the most important thing to be. I love getting to know my readers (more like my internet buddies) and nearly spring tears of joy when I read your sweet words.

So glad you were able to stop by! Stay awhile? 

32 comments:

  1. Hey! I love your blog! It's sweet, simple, and really pretty! <3 Im a new follower!

    ~Natasha
    thestoryofthisgirlslife.blogspot.com

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  2. yayy for whovians! (: i'm following your blog back--thanks so much for leaving such a lovely comment! it made my day xx.

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    1. IKR! No problem Elisabeth! :) Thank you!

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  3. Yay! The Giver series and To Kill a Mockingbird! I love both books-- I've only read The Giver, but plan on reading the other books in that series once I finish Quo Vadis and The Fault in Our Stars ^.^

    ~Katrina
    trinasadventuresandsuch.blogspot.com

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  4. Hi Eve! My name is Mahnoor. I come from a beautiful country called Pakistan. I just found your blog and it's amazing. Followed instantly! Give mine a visit!
    xo
    mahnoorapple.blogspot.com

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  5. Little House on the Prairie! Haha, that's my mum's favourite tv show! It brings back so many good memories! Haha, I'm currently reading the book series! :D I just stumbled upon your blog, :) it's so lovely! I followed you on GFC if you don't mind. Have a lovely day! :)

    xo,
    Emm
    doodleandstories

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  6. Hi! Just came across your blog through my friend's blog: http://trinasadventuresandsuch.blogspot.com/

    I really love your blog!

    ~ Grace
    toriseorbestruckdown.blogspot.com

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  7. Cheers for Whovians! I'm waiting on the edge of my seat for season 8, aren't you? I recently found your blog and have yet to read much of it, but I've heard of it alot and it is very beautifully designed.
    --Emily
    lovemilysblog.blogspot.com, abookreviewed.blogspot.com

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    1. Hey Emily! I will totally check out your blogs!
      Yay, another Whovian friend! Fish fingers and custard!
      Anywho, thank you so much for your kind words!

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    2. I followed your blogs too!

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    3. Oh and I can't wait either!

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  8. I just love your blog and bio! By the looks of it I think you should check out the TV show "Pushing Daises". It is pretty good! xoxo
    purelybeingher.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww, thanks Moriah! I love yours too! I'll have to check that out!

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  9. I'm loving reading your blog Eve! It's really awesome. I'm a christian and have also been homeschooled for all of high school - finished this year. Look forward to reading more of your posts! x

    gracejay.com

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  10. very sweet blog! love it!

    sarah x
    http://imsarahgrace.blogspot.com

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  11. Your blog is so lovely. Blessings! xx

    sami
    www.heavenly-aspirations.blogspot.com

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  12. Aww...you sound like someone I would get along well with! Your photographs are beautiful, and the effort you put into making this space lovely is apparent. Very, very nice!

    Mariah

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  13. LOVE your blog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    maddysdigitaldiary.wordpress.com

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  14. Hey! Nice profile! Is your blog Riveting Raspberry still up? What's the link? Thanks Eve! :)


    Sophia.xo

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  15. I love your blog! It's so cute and simple. :) Your photographs are gorgeous!

    Sophia
    invisible-wallflower.blogspot.com

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  16. Hey Eve! We mentioned you and your blog in one of our posts. :)

    Check it out!
    http://pebbles-peaches.blogspot.com/2015/02/favorite-blogs-blogroll.html

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  17. Your pictures are awesome!! i hope you'll visit my place ---> someplaceinthemidst.blogspot.com
    Sophia

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  18. Hello, I'm Holly :)
    Trina from Adventures and Such recommended your blog to me, and I'm so glad she did- your blog is gorgeous and clean and I love it! :)
    I recently (February) started my own blog Summer Sky, and I was wondering if you would be interested in an ad swap?
    Thank you so much!

    Holly
    Summer Sky
    summerskydesigns.wordpress.com
    P.S. You could also email me at summerskydesigns.gmail.com

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  19. The Midwest is amazing! <3 You've got a new follower in me. Great photos, too (and the music is a wonderful feature, too!).
    ~ Sanjana
    www.peridotcove.blogspot.com

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  20. I just found your blog via Lauren at Loving Our Creator, and I'm glad I did! It always makes me happy when I find more Christian bloggers :)

    xoxo MaryShelley
    thereidwhowrites.blogspot.com

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  21. You've been challenged for the 777 challenge. :)

    http://pebbles-peaches.blogspot.com/2015/08/the-777-challenge.html

    ~P+P

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  22. I love you blog and you sound like an awesome person! Will be following.

    //hannah
    furiouseverafters.blogspot.com

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  23. Hello!! I live in the midwest too! BBC is my fav - I was home schooled and I do photography -- CRAZY right??!!
    Love your blog and I would love it if you checked mine out at www.horsecrazykimblewick.blogspot.com

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  25. Hola girl!
    I'm so excited to check out your blog and just wanted to say hi! Your blog design is really awesome and I can't wait to read more of your beautiful posts. ♥

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