Hey there!

My name is Stephanie Violet and this is the home of my fresh start. (I used to blog here.)

I married my high school sweetheart, Dustin, in 2004 and after one heartbreaking miscarriage, we had our eldest son, Roman in 2011. A few years later we welcomed Teddy after a majorly rough pregnancy. These boys are my everything.

Two grumpy brothers

I am a total tea lover and I’ve recently found a place in my heart for coffee. (Favorite tea? I have to go with either a perfectly brewed cup of jasmine green or a hearty cup of Earl Grey with a squeeze of lemon and a bit of stevia or honey. Yum!) I am in love with food and sometimes call myself a foodie, although I don’t like eating raw sushi because it feels like I’m eating a tongue.

          Kale salad in Portland      image

As as a four time cancer survivor, I’ve found comfort in cultivating a life that highlights healthy living habits. After years of trial and error, diets and restriction and fear, I’ve finally come to a place where I am not militant about any one thing beside the obvious (no smoking for this lady), but I try my best to keep what we eat on the right track. I try to use natural product for home and body, but I don’t beat myself up when I can’t. I try to serve organic produce and dairy, but sometimes I buy conventional goods and I give my self permission to not feel guilty. Giving it my all is the best that I can do, and accepting that has brought me so much peace!

Whipped Body ButterI am a work at home Momma and spend parts of my week lovingly pouring my heart into my soon-to-be-launched homemade bath and body product company. I get butterflies in my stomach when I try new essential oils, and I love helping my family and others find things to care for and nourish themselves and their loved ones. I wake up every morning pumped and totally excited to get down to business, and I wouldn’t trade this feeling for anything!

I never know what each new month will bring, what will follow the rise of each morning’s sun. All I can do is have faith that my body will stay strong, have the courage to keep my heart filled with hope for the future, and trust that God’s plan for my life includes all of the things that I yearn so deeply to experience.  All I really want out of life is to spend time with my boys (big and small), breathe deeply and just… live.

Welcome to my quiet life.


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