Hi, I’m Leslea.
I am a Christ-follower, wife to my husband of 12 years, and mother to 3 beautiful girls & one Angel Baby. I’m a graphic designer, crafter, coffee lover, & DIY enthusiast. I enjoy celebrating family and friends with parties and meaningful gifts. I love being a blessing to others and value showing everyone love and kindness. I love transforming our house into a welcoming home all while saving as much money as I can.
I grew up knowing that I had been gifted with an artistic side. Crayolas + Coloring books were my jam. I would spend hours carefully making sure I colored within the lines of my many books, without a care in the world. I later applied my artsy skills in classes at school, dabbling in many mediums and finally finding myself in a Desktop Publishing class in high school. This class (and my awesome teacher!) helped me realize that I could combine my skills and love of art with computers – and I was never the same!
After studying Marine Biology for a semester in college (the subject I thought would lead me to my dream job of getting to help every sea creature I could imagine) I quickly realized that I in-fact did not enjoy Science as much as I thought, and I quickly changed gears to studying Art and Graphic Design. This is how I started my journey as a Graphic Designer, something that I love and realized that I was created to do.
After getting married I spent a few years of working as a freelance designer and having various in-office designer jobs. I later realized that I would rather work from home focusing on freelance work and also starting a family. Being a freelancer meant that I could be with my children all-day and fit my work hours into parts of the day that made the most sense. Score! I discovered Pinterest while spending hours feeding my newborn in 2011 and was hooked from the start. Craft Ideas! Home Decor! DIY Projects! I felt like a kid in a candy store with all of the artsy ideas that I could easily find and incorporate into our new home.
My creativity blossomed as I was able to use my artistic talents in so many forms. This is when I started to feel that growing desire to somehow be able to share my ideas and skills with the world. I just didn’t know at the time how to accomplish it.
After a few years of continued Pinterest addiction use it dawned on me. There IS a way that I can share my ideas/creations/thoughts with the world, and best-of-all I can do it from home while staying at home raising my 3 precious children. Blogging. As I thought about taking the necessary steps to accomplish this goal (and doing tons and tons of research) I felt that gentle nudging at my heart that kept popping up every single day. Starting this blog has been on my heart for years and I am so excited to share it with you.
My hope is that you will find inspiration here. Inspiration to create a welcoming home filled with love and beauty. Inspiration to be creative and use your talents to serve your family. Inspiration to follow your heartfelt desires and passions. Inspiration to be a blessing to everyone around you.