I’m married to my dream guy and some of Gods very best work. Three years after we said I do we welcomed our firstborn love Oshiolema and less than two years later our spunky angel girl Keogena was born. I am an artist and a writer with a degree in fashion merchandising but, as predicted, navigating my passions and talents through the lens of motherhood has been it’s own journey. My mom was a “stay at home mom” and she shaped me in every way. Despite having 7 kids with hardly any time inbetween, she always looked fabulous, spent quality time being there for her friends, made dinner every night and consistently dated and had the most fun with my dad. After watching her make everything around her beautiful despite the chaos, anytime someone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I said “a stay at home mom.” I’m so blessed to be living that dream and really I’m just trying to be more like my mom every day. In my dream world, I’d bake every day, have a lifetime supply of graham crackers, live on the set of a Nancy Meyers movie and crack that perfect balance between present motherhood and pursuing my passions. Until then, I’ll just be sharing my journey to making my life beautiful and glorifying God, inside and out, covered in gold and graphite.
A few more fun things about me:
- Gold and grey are my two favorite colors to illustrate with, to decorate our home with and to dress myself with. Graphite pencil is how I start every single illustration and swapping that for grey felt perfect.
- My six siblings are my best friends on the planet.
- I wear a size 12 shoe and you won’t see any “it shoes” here because literally none of them fit me.
- My dad is a hall of fame football player and my husband retired after 8 years in the NFL. Football was all I knew and starting from scratch was a huge step out of my comfort zone but we have never had more fun than we do now buying and renovating houses.
- I grew up in Chicago and have since lived in Baltimore, San Francisco, San Jose, St. Louis, Dallas and outside of D.C. We never intended on staying here on the East Coast but it certainly has a way of making you stay.
- I am guaranteed to have at least two bags on me at any given time and inside those two bags you will find a shameful amount of bars. Granola bars, protein bars, fruit bars…if a bar addiction is wrong, I don’t wanna be right.