Hi there! Thanks for checking out my blog. I’m Rose.
I have a wonderful life: I’m married to my best friend, I live in the most beautiful place on earth, and I laugh everyday.
To say I’m a dabbler is an understatement, I have a ton of interests, hobbies, things I’m into. To earn a living I’m a marketer by day and a tie dye artist in my free time.
I’m a crunchy, country, happy, hyper, silly, hippie gal. And let’s just get one thing straight right off the bat: I’m kinda weird, a little out there… ya know? Pleasantly wacky, some would say. I’m also…
- a wife to my wonderful civilian husband Matthew – who I call “Duggs”
- a mommy to our sweet pooch, JJ
- a writer for fun
- a Christian
- a two-time cancer survivor (Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Melanoma skin cancer)
- an athlete
- an activist
- a homemaker
- probably a million other things.
I love yoga, arts and crafts, exploring, being in the water, teaching, learning and just LIVING. When it comes to habits and colloquialisms I may be a bit country, I blame my redneck family; trust me though – I may have a twang, but my heart is progressive.
We just moved from Hawaii to Western New York, learning about our new home will likely fill a lot of my posts. There’s oodles of content about Hawaii in my archives, though. I’ll always have a special place for Hawaii in my heart.
I also like to ramble a lot, so hopefully in having a blog I’ll learn the precious skill of self-editing.
About This Blog
This blog is a random collection of posts about my life. Projects I’m working on, recipes I invent, hikes we go on, and beautiful sights we see. It’s about family events, and giving back to the community. I write about Jesus and Scripture pretty often. I write about my health all the time. I’m also into running, and so I like to post about that too.
This blog was initially started as a way to keep family and friends in the loop while we lived way out in Hawaii. But over time it’s grown, so I just let it be whatever it is – no category or method to my madness; as long as you smile, I’m doing something right.
I do give a lot of tips, and a lot of advice. But please don’t take that as me being so bossy and so specially learned or anything. It’s more about passing along what I’ve learned through my life experiences, or from others, in the spirit of helping!
Why Happy Hippie, Rose?
Well, I am happy! I love life, and I love to smile and laugh everyday. I’m a dorky goofball with a pretty sharp wit. You can usually find me with a smile on my face and something smart to say.
Mostly, I like to shine God’s light out. I am truly a happy person, a blessed daughter of God, and I like to share that love, to anyone and everyone! That is why I’m happy.
And a hippie?
I aim to live a life that is kind and gentle to our plantet, and I’d like more people to consider that lifestyle. You could say I’m “green” for lack of a better word. But I like to be happy with what I have, not take more than I need, and find ways to help reduce waste.
I refuse to buy paper towels, I love recycling and upcycling, I buy second-hand clothing, furniture, and pretty much anything that’s okay to come used. We like to cook and eat whole foods in our house, avoiding corporate farming and corporate food processing when possible, as well as preservatives, food dyes, additives, and whatever other poisons the average American diet boasts.
We like to play outdoors. I’m a tree-climber, a swim-with-the-dolphins, skip in the rain kinda gal. And I really am a one and only!
The best way to say it: happy, hippie, rose.
Thanks for checking me out!
And if you’re just dying to know more details:
Until recently, I was a military spouse (my hubby was a Marine) so I know a thing or two about that whole lifestyle, deployments, living on base, TMO, and all that.
I’m a Marketer for ICUC, so I spend my days writing, executing projects, working in social media, and giving presentations. I have the greatest co-workers in the world and I sure do love my job! (do note, that this here is my personal blog, so all thoughts and opinions are just my own).
Also, as a little side business I handmake and sell Tie Dye. (This is currently on hiatus because we’ve been moving and my stuff is still being shipped by slow boat from Hawaii).
I’ve been to college twice: once to become a nurse (I’m a licensed RN, BSN), and I have another degree in English and Political Science. I’m a nerdy straight-A type. Sometimes people ask if I’m going to get a nursing job anytime soon… to that I say, I’m not sure yet! I’ll let you know when I know =)
I’ve been incredibly blessed by the order of events in my life, and as for now – I’m perfectly happy with the way things are. What tomorrow brings, no one knows.