Hi. I’m Valerie.
I’d like to live in a world where chips & queso become a food group and warm brownies move to the eat whenever category. And while I’m dreaming, I’d like for every item on my to-do list to feature a check mark of completion. And for the laundry baskets to be empty. And for dishwashers to unload themselves.
I do believe there will be a day when all is made right on a much grander scale than food preferences, which fuels my desire to live open-handed with my Creator and keep my eyes wide open to see Him working and moving.
Life can be overwhelming. The daily demands, duties, and decisions pile up, leaving stacks of clutter on my counter and across the surface of my heart. The mess of the mundane often becomes the focal point, clouding my vision from seeing the beauty of the moments God gives. It’s in this state of cluttered chaos my heart needs renewal
I hope to inspire renewal in your heart
by helping you clear the clutter of your soul
so that you can enjoy the beauty
of dwelling daily with your Creator.
It’s what I want for myself, and it’s why I write these words for you
Join me as we seek Jesus to renew us and fill us with his truth.
A little more about me . . .
I love design, words, and helping others. I’m grateful for opportunities God gives me to merge these into my days.
I’ve worked in the interior design business for over 20 years – long enough to see trends come and go and some come back again, whether we want them to or not. I love the challenge of finding beautiful solutions for people to create a place they love coming home to. Learn more about my design business.
I’ve been writing most of my life. In journals, in school English classes, as editor of my high school yearbook, and occasional blog posts. Writing is a creative outlet where I process facets of my faith. I’m excited to follow God’s nudge to serve others with my words.
I’m a writer and a decorator, but the labels that hold the most value to me are wife and mom. I’m wife to Nate and mom to four precious kiddos. We live in the Austin area where we take annual pictures in fields of bluebonnets. Our twin boys are ten, our third son is seven, and our daughter is four. The path God took us on to become parents, have twins, endure through NICU stays, and experience the miraculous blessing of adoption have profoundly shaped me into who I am today. And the adventure continues.
I’m glad you’re here. I’ve furnished this little home on the internet with you in mind with touches of inspiration for you to renew your heart, clearing out soul clutter with biblical truth, and enjoy dwelling daily with your Creator. Welcome.