Hi, my name is Charlene! Welcome to my site.
A few facts about me...
I am married to Justin since 2012
, a super talented architect whose integrity, hard work, honesty and dedication I so admire.
have a son named Eli James
, born on 4 May 2017. I also have a precious baby in Heaven named Jem.
I'm a stay-at-home mom
who is pretty much winging it.
I'm a proud South African
who will need to be dragged out the country before she leaves.
I love doughnuts.
Like way too much. Like, I'm surprised I'm not obese.
I am passionate about the
topics of miscarriage and prematurity
having gone through both.
I am slightly obsessed with monochrome.
Like I don't own colors. I have to feel for textures when finding something to wear in my closet.
am a Christ-follower
who is a work-in-progress.
have the most amazing friends and church community
- I feel like I've fallen with my bum in the butter,
I used to own a little baking business
where I baked wedding and birthday cakes, pastries and A LOT of cookies. I now just bake for fun.
I believe that life is not meant to make me happy
, but grow me into a more mature person. Happiness will be a by-product of me growing up and making good decisions.
I have had a passion for food
since I can remember - making it and eating it. (probably more eating it)
I love writing
and I really try to not suck at it, but it's more about the message anyway.
I am passionate about hospitality
and making a house a home.
I am passionate about marriage
and fighting even when it's hard.
I love children
and I think Early Childhood Development is one of the most important and neglected topics. (First 7 years are the most important in a kid's life!)
I am a recovering people-pleaser
and I'm doing my best to not always tell people what they want to hear.
I hope my blog will actually be helpful
and not just another opinion.
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