Hey Girl Hey!!!
I’m Shelley Smith!
I grew up in the south but am now loving, living and raising my three teenage girls, as a single Momma, in beautiful Utah!
I have to admit that I’m borderline OCD about cleanliness and organization, a big fan of bad (but oh-so-good) reality TV, carbs, and a major lover of anything that has to do with beauty products or home styling. My pantry decorating and organizing ideas from almost 9 years ago, are what “put me on the map”, along with countless other home DIY tutorials, decorating ideas, makeup tips and tricks, yummy recipes, and well… just opening up honestly about my struggles and joys of being a Mother, friend, daughter and woman in general!
I am unapologetically passionate about most things in my life, and started blogging over 12 years ago as a way to connect with other women who felt the same way. Life has been FAR from perfect since my time working in social media began. A divorce, three hormonal teenage girls to raise, and adjusting to my new reality of being a single mother. So, needless to say… everyone has their own shit to deal with – I’ve just decided to find comfort and healing in sharing bits of MY world, here with YOU! I’m a firm believer in God, therapy (yes, that includes the retail kind), swearing a little, and continuing to build meaningful, honest relationships with other amazing women.
Humans thrive when they feel justified, heard and connected to others. I’ve found that part of my strength and happiness lies in words and pictures, and in sharing vs. hiding. So, if you’re down to hang with someone who’s figuring out how to thrive, instead of just survive in life?… WELCOME FRIEND!
Lastly, I have a motto for myself here, and it’s been the one thing that’s never changed through the last 12+ years:
“Write about what you love, have no regrets, and aim to leave people feeling more inspired, hopeful and happier than when they first came.”