I'm a simple girl with quite the simple story, consider this your heads up to go ahead and click back to the main page. Or stick with me on this one...whatever fancies you.

I was born and raised in a beautiful Middle Tennessee town that started out "small-town" but has grown leaps and bounds during my lifetime. I love living here.

I was raised (and still am I guess) a Preacher's Kid. While Preacher's Daughters have one of two reputations, and you know exactly what I'm talking about, I have always tried my hardest to stay on the straight and narrow. My parents, family and church families have taught me what Christian living is all about. For that, I will forever be thankful. We are blessed immeasurably more than we could ever ask for or imagine.

Speaking of family, mine is the BEST. From my parents, my sister, my grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, 2nd cousins, 3rd cousins, aunt's sister's husband's mother..see where this is going. Oh, and I have two smart, FUNNY and handsome nephews. They're the BEST ever. You will see and read about them alot on this blog. End of story.

I have the BEST friends a girl could ask for. I believe with my whole heart that God has placed them individually in my life at the exact right moment that I needed them. They've been right by my side during the absolute worst and hardest times of my life and the most joyous times. I just love them to pieces.

I have a wonderful job that I love and genuinely enjoy. I'm a lone girl in a man's world, but I try to rock at it every day!

My dating life and adventures have been numerous. The sea is indeed big and there are indeed plenty of fish out there, but I've finally found my keeper! He loves me more than I deserve and yet just like EVERY girl should be loved! He makes me laugh....ALOT.

He popped the question on November 16, 2012 and we were married on September 28, 2013.

I can't wait to see what's in store for us!!

Tulips & Aprons (the side business / hobby, hence the blog name) is a dream come true that I never knew I had. I literally decided one day in the Summer of 2010 that I was going to paint something. With ALOT of practice, patience and an overwhelming response and encouragement, T&A has taken on a life of it's own! It's hard to describe what I paint, so most of the time I say I paint "cutesy stuff". Personalized Art. Wedding gifts, Baby Shower gifts, Kids' Rooms, Teacher Gifts, Seasonal pieces, so forth and so on. You'll see pieces on this blog. There's a page with Ordering Info, mosey on over there for more details.

As part of T&A, I now host "Paint Parties"....that just screams fun, doesn't it!?!! Basically, somebody gets all their friends together for a girls night, holiday party, birthday party, etc, and I come over with all the painting supplies ready to "teach". I use the word "teach" loosely, because really it's just a fun time to get together with your family or friends.

So that's it. Told you it wasn't anything elaborate, but I sure am enjoying it! I've still got a ways to go, so maybe the elaborate is yet to come!!