about me

Hi there!

If you are reading this, you are probably asking the question of who I am. So, let me tell you a little about me…..

I am a daughter & sister   |   Born and raised in small-town USA, I have called the rural Mid-West home most of my life, with the exception of my college years. I am the oldest of three children (3 girls). My family drives me crazy, but I love them more than they will ever know.

I am a mother   |   A mother who loves fiercely, protects passionately, and strives to enrich and nurture my child’s life daily; though (more often than not) I am a hot mess of a mama with stains on my shirt, a peanut butter manicure, and cheerios stuck in my unwashed hair. Blessed to have a mother who taught me how to be a mother, I always knew I wanted children of my own someday. Being a mother was what I wanted in life above all else.

I pursued higher education after high school and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Child, Youth, and Family Studies. By the time I became pregnant with my first child, I had decades of experience and education in the art of parenting and motherhood. I thought I was prepared, or at least more prepared than the average expecting first-time mother. I. WAS. WRONG. No amount of experience, education, and pre-baby research could adequately prepare me for the motherhood journey I was about to embark on.

That being said, this adventure of motherhood has been my greatest life adventure thus far. My daughter is my world, my entire world. She is smart & clever, strong-willed & stubborn, beautiful & too cute to handle, kind & sensitive. She challenges me as a mother and woman every day with her unfettered spirit. In short sum, she is my greatest adventure. I can’t imagine life without her presence, and I pray I can do her right as her mother.

I am a woman   |   I am a woman looking for love. Recently re-entering the dating field with an open heart and mind, I am trying to navigate the world of being a full-time single mom (with my baby as my number one priority) and finding a partner to share life with. It is my hope to be able to find a partner who would become my best friend. Someone to laugh with, who would possess strong character, and would be a hard-working man of his word.

I am a lady who loves style and fashion, without actually having to venture far away from my laptop to shop.  I would define my fashion style as classic and timeless with a trendy twist, which sounds ‘fancy’ but really isn’t 🙂 In reality, I simply love fashion that makes me feel confident and comfortable while being practical and functional. I would define my home style as traditional with a contemporary twist and pop of color!

I am a person   |    I am an intensely private person. I am one of the rare millennials out there with little to no personal social media footprint (until now). My skills with technology are so bad it is quite simply, embarrassing. So why in the world start my own website? It is my hope to be able to connect and share the knowledge I have learned with other women and mothers while still holding on to my privacy. Ironic? Impossible? Maybe. I guess only time will tell. So, my journey of womanhood and motherhood has now lead me here. To a new chapter. To a new journey. And, to you. I am excited to see where this new journey leads and hope you will join me in the adventure.

Our Mission   |   Created in early 2018, B L U S H   |   B L O S S O M S is a lifestyle blog and home to the real moments of mine and my daughter’s life. By sharing a highlight reel of our life adventures, B L U S H   |   B L O S S O M S hopes to support, enlighten, and inspire women and mothers to live their best lives. For more about me and this place we call home on the world wide web, please explore our website!

xoxo, alli