ABOUT


Welcome! I'm Kiki and I'm the girl behind this little blog. By day, I'm a preschool teacher and college instructor (read more here, if you're confused!), and by night I'm a blogger, road-trip lover, avid photo-taker, sister, music-lover, writer, and lover of the simple things in life.

I started my blog over six years ago with plans to be the next big DIY blogger. I nearly gave up on blogging when I realized that platform wasn't meant for me. Fortunately, God had other plans in store because shortly after that, I discovered my love for writing about finding beauty in my messy--but very full--life.

So now this space is dedicated to life and all of life's adventures. A place where I share about my love for Jesus. And a place where I can write about my hopes, dreams, worries, and prayers. I believe authenticity, vulnerability, and openness brings people together so it's my hope that I can start that conversation and you'll join in. I tend to post over here on Mondays, but I'm not one to crank out content just to fill a spot. I hope and pray the words here would be filled with meaning, life, and love--from me to you.

And because I'm a list-maker, here are ten things you should know about me:
1. I'm a textbook ISFJ and Highly Sensitive Person. Introverts unite!
2. I crave organization and simplicity.
3. Running, cooking, and hiking are my stress relievers.
4. I dream of adopting one day--and it's been a dream of mine since I was nine.
5. I have a thing for sunsets + starry skies.
6. Cardigans, cute children's books, and carbs are my weaknesses.
7. As a kid, I dreamt of becoming an author or teacher--and now, through blogging, I get to write and teach!
8. Fresh flowers make me smile (especially ranunculus and anemones!).
9. My family are my best friends.
10. White and gold make for the best color combination (throw in a little exposed brick and you've got me swooning).

But this place isn't just for and about me. It's here so I can connect with you. I want to meet you, exchange emails with you, and pray for you, too.

Let's be friends, okay?

21 comments

  1. Thanks for your sweet comments on my post on singleness. Your words rang true to me!

    patternedlove.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks girl! I can't wait to get to know you better + I'm so glad to have found another blogger who is single and isn't afraid of sharing about it! :)

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  2. Cool! :)

    Just discovered your blog and I'm excited to dive in and look through your posts. Also, LOVE LOVE LOVE that bible verse at the bottom, especially because it rings so true in my own heart as well. Definitely going to find a way to sneak that on my blog, too, now. (;

    Cheers!

    J @ A CUP OF J

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    1. Hi! I'm so excited that you discovered my blog! I love meeting readers/visitors AND getting to find new blogs to read, too!

      And you should definitely add it to your blog--I give you my full permission! It's a great verse to have above the commenting forum-thing and I love how it's a daily reminder for me, too. :)

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  3. i LOVE your heart. you are so beautiful and i can't wait to get to know you better.

    XO

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    1. Aw, thanks girl! :) Reading this so made my day. I'm excited for this new friendship and getting to know you better as well!

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  4. Hey Kiki! Now that I have thoroughly creeped every corner of your blog, I just have to say hello and follow along! Can't wait to read more about your faith. I love your positivity about life! :)

    Miranda
    youngprogress.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi there, Miranda!

      First of all, I am so excited to meet you and am so glad that you've commented! I love meeting new readers and fellow bloggers. It makes me even more amazed at just how vast this blogging community is. :)

      And I give you full permission to creep all you want. That's what blogging's for, right?

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  5. Hey Kiki, came across your blog and i love it! really!
    Will be coming here more often!

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    1. So nice to meet you, Sophie! Welcome and thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Oh goodness - I was saying yes and amen to all those favorite things! ;)
    I know I've read this page before but it's just the sweetest! :)

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    1. Seriously, it's moments like these that remind me how much I have in common with other bloggers, especially blogging friends like you! :) And I actually change up my about page pretty often but have recently decided upon this version and so it's really nice to hear that you like it!

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  7. Hi Kiki! I just came across your blog (don't ask me from where, originally. I don't know!) :) It was one of those where it was from a blog of a blog of a blog. Anyway- I'm so glad I found your space and look forward to getting to know you better in blogland! :)
    -Emily from Ember Grey.

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    1. Hi Emily! Nice to meet you! I love blog hopping and finding new blogs and am all too familiar with finding a blog from another blog of another blog. :) I'm so glad you're here and I look forward to getting to know (and your blog!), too.

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  8. Hello! Ok - So I have visited your blogs several times and it is just now dawning on me that you are the one that made the circle Linkup! Where in Asia is your heritage? I'm curious because I've lived in South Korea and am about to go to Burma & Thailand for a year.

    I like your blog and more than that that you are genuine!

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    1. Hi Beka! I feel like we've met before, too, but I'm so glad you stopped by again! :)

      I'm Japanese (through and through) but have never left the US to go visit Asia. I'm so jealous that you're going off to Thailand! That sounds like one awesome adventure!

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  9. Hi! I just discovered your blog and would love to follow it...but I think your Bloglovin link leads straight to your email. Let me know when it's fixed?

    http://itsjpei.wordpress.com/

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    1. Hi! Thanks for letting me know! I just fixed it (it looks like it was some sort of glitch). I'm glad you let me know, though! I wouldn't have known without your help. :) Thanks again and thanks for following along, too!

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  10. Your blog popped up in my Facebook sidebar, and I came to check you out! LOVE your blog! I'm a blogger as well! Nice to meet you, Kiki! :)

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  11. Hi Hannah! Nice to meet you! I had no idea that my FB page would show up on your sidebar--crazy, crazy! :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. I'm so excited to follow your blog! I had no idea you looked to Him for guidance and love love that you do! I'm going to become an even bigger fan of you :).

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