I think it’s been too long since I’ve introduced myself. And since my “about” section on the website has not been updated in way too long I thought I would introduce myself to new readers and update old friends.
My name is Becca and I’m 32 I think (who counts after 30 really?). I’m an Oregon girl that always dreamed of being a grandma but never a mom. I love being outdoors and I could live off of jerky, popcorn and chocolate. Before having kids I loved pursuing social justice and worked in Child Protective Services and then in the FBI.
Then life happened.
I married a great guy that is active duty Air Force. He is a Physician Assistant in family medicine. After our whirlwind of dating long distance and short-term engagement we got married and quickly moved. The Air Force took us to Arkansas where we had our first sweet yet strong-willed girl Jane. Then we then moved to South Dakota where we had our second sweet girl Ruby.
Motherhood did not come “naturally” or easily to me. Being away from all family, friends, quitting my career, and leaving all the things I knew and loved in the Pacific NW was really a struggle for me.
Thankfully family, friends and coworkers didn’t forget about us and new friends were made quickly.
Our life as a growing family has been a whirlwind to say the least. You could call us “project” people. We never seem to stop. When we moved to South Dakota we bought a fixer upper. With no experience in remodeling we have been completely self taught. You can see some of our projects here, here, and here.
Our home is a 1920’s bungalow turned 70’s split level. It was a mess. Now that we have lived here for almost two years we have remodeled almost the entire home and only hired professionals to help with the bathrooms.
Through this process of remodeling our home I realized my love for design. And combining that with a love of helping people I recently started a little design company.
The dream I had when I started this blog was to help hurting mothers. My design company is an avenue to get there. Plus it brings me so much joy to be working outside the house a little bit…even if the littles are with me. Every momma needs to do something they love.
Am I right?
So now that I’ve been doing the design thing I am able to do my first big GIVEAWAY to help that one special momma during a time of trial. Thankfully I’m not doing this alone. Backroad Inn and Cabins has donated their cabin and a group of wonderful ladies are helping me pull it off.
And my goodness have I spent hours bawling my eyes out. Every nominee deserves to be chosen. Having this giveaway has exposed so much brokenness out there. This is the first time in my life I wished I was a millionaire – I would choose every single one of them.
Since I posted the giveaway I have made a conscience effort to be grateful for what I’ve been given. I’ve also worked a hundred times harder on getting design jobs so I can help more hurting women. And in the process I’ve realized what a blessing a beautiful home can be. It’s so exciting to see people go from just living in their homes to loving them.
So there you have it.
I’m just an imperfect mom trying to figure out how to have confidence in this crazy world and how to help pass that on to others. Please feel welcome to comment anytime or let me know how I can help you!
Photo by the cool Austin Lord