Hi! I'm Shannon. I'm a former interior designer turned stay-at-home mom to three. Caden and Brooklyn made me a mom in February 2014, and Nolan arrived exactly two years and two days later, in February 2016. My husband Tyson and I do what we can to survive and wrangle three small children, while also carving out time for each other and ourselves.
One of the ways I carve out time for myself is by writing. My head can get full, especially with three children around all day who aren't exactly capable of having adult conversations. This is my spot to scribble about motherhood and life, about things I'm reading and recipes I’m making, a sprinkling of faith and politics, and anything else that might pop into my head. Lately I've been writing about life as a stay-at-home mom, why baking cookies is so important, and the chaos that is bedtime with small kids. I hope these pages inspire, encourage, and even give you a laugh, if only because you glimpse a photo of our living room so strewn with toys, Cheerios, and children that it looks just like yours right now (please tell me your space is also strewn with plastic crap and breakfast foods).
I'm a born-and-raised Minnesota girl. We moved back here a few years ago, after spending five years in Ames, Iowa at Iowa State University for undergrad (Go Cyclones!) and another five in Madison, Wisconsin while Tyson earned his PhD (Go Badgers!).
Besides writing, I enjoy reading, cooking and baking, coffee (preferably iced with a healthy dose of heavy cream and sugar), fashion, watching documentaries, getting pedicures, a good beer, hockey, walking around our neighborhood, singing along to Hamilton, hot yoga, and fall. I still enjoy exercising my interior design muscles when I get the chance.
My writing has also been featured on Coffee + Crumbs, on the Feminine Collective, on the Twin Cities Moms Blog where I am a monthly contributor, and on the blog at Bella Domicile, where I write once a month on different aspects of kitchen and bath design.
Thanks for reading!
All words and photos on this site are original content created by me, unless otherwise specified. Please link back to any words or photos, or ask permission before using them. Thanks. Shannon