That’s me! I’m Coree. I am first, and foremost, a wife of 14 years to a man I have been with for 18 years, and a mother to our beautiful 4 year old daughter. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg!

That’s them! Aren’t they too cute for words? I think so. 🙂

If you know me in real life, you know I like to have my hands in many pots, and I like to feed my creativity. With that said, I am also a cook, baker, experimenter, photographer, crafter (of all sorts!), beginner gardener, and so much more. I love trying new things, and I’m a bit of a perfectionist, so I will attempt things over and over again until I am utterly pleased with whatever I’m working on.

I could tell you all about my happy childhood that turned into a broken childhood, feeling lost, dealing with depression, my four auto-immune illnesses that completely take over my body some days, or I could tell you about my severe addiction to food. Wait….I guess I just told you all about that.

See, life is more than the obstacles we are forced to overcome. Life is less about being accepted by others, and more about accepting yourself for who you are. Life is less about judging others, and more about loving people for their unique attributes, and what they bring to the world. Life is less about finding joy with how much money you can make, and more about finding peace within you and sharing that peace with others.

I am imperfect. I put my foot in my mouth sometimes, and I often trip over my own words, trying to find the right ones to express how I am truly feeling. Great for a blogger, right?

What I am, though, is real. I am a real person, with real struggles, real heartache, real addictions, real depression, and probably a real need to see a therapist! But I am also optimistic, happy, loving, kind, generous, and believe in the good in others. Some call that naiveté, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. It is actually because of all the good, bad, and ugly that I have gone through, that I choose to be positive, believe in the good in others, and haven’t lost faith in the human race.

I am constantly growing. As a wife, a mother, and an individual. I am not complete in any category or facet of my life. There is always room for more learning and growth. And that’s what you’ll find here. Lessons I’m learning, how I am branching out, some good food, cute crafts, my endless journey in health and fitness, and anything else that tickles my fancy. My life is beautifully chaotic. And that’s okay.