our lil’ family has been so lucky to have lived with family in the same town...and for a while, in the same neighborhood. i grew up far away from cousins, aunts & uncles, so having these opportunities and friendships for my kiddos have been so dreamy. today i want to introduce you to my sister-in-law traci berg. full of talent, kindness, a great listener and super organized, she is the kind of friend we all consider ourselves lucky to know.
when we built our house on paradise lane, we had no idea how much of a refuge this lil’ street and neighborhood would become for our family. We started bonding with the neighbors as several of us were working in our yards that first summer...we quickly fell in love with brenda child (our neighbor across the street). brenda is one of those uniquely gifted souls that consist of equal parts talent, gumption & determination. there is no project too big or complicated for her...she is a problem solver through and through and does it with a huge smile and dose of finesse.
being a mother of 7, widow, and caretaker to several grands, my mother in law exemplifies selflessness every day. she loves her family, her garden...
katherine is one of the bravest and brightest women i know. she’s faced hard things, but it doesn’t stop her from reaching her goals and helping her kiddos to reach theirs as well. she’s always up for an adventure and i’m so grateful for the time we were able to spend together last summer! katherine you’re loved and i’m honored to be your sister and friend!
sweet lady laura first impressed me with her unabashed sense of style and gift as a designer. as we adventured in italy rooming together while studying abroad, i learned and watched as she designed with a 6th sense in 3rd & 4th dimensions. Her authentic soul and raw honesty is such a breath of fresh air and still find myself in awe of her bravery. The sky was never the limit with laura and she exemplifies that in her design as a landscape architect, being a woman, mother, wife, and pursuing her dreams professionally and personally. love you so laura miller-johnson!
for 3 years i had one of the best roommates that became a lifelong friend...it all happened by coincidence you could say...but i don’t believe in coincidences and am so grateful for sweet lady janelle in my life. always hardworking and willing to get dirty, janelle has no fear...she’s willing and ready to try all the things when it comes to work, adventure, travel, motherhood, friendship, style, and more. her persistence, optimism, and kindness are some of the things i admire most. she’s an amazing mother and friend. sure love you my indigo-magenta!
what do potato chips, the cleaning fairy, painting nails, and the cutest nose all have in common? they are some distinct things i think about when i think about my darling roommate tracy. learn about this extremely patient, selfless SWEETlady.
everyone needs a marcie in their life….or a “marce” as i affectionately call her. she is the kindest of beautiful souls...loves to laugh, adventure, always pushing herself in new ways, learning new things and enjoying her journey. she’s a fierce & loyal friend, and one of the smartest gals i know. humble, graceful, and makes time for the important things in life. love you marcie and happiest of birthdays dear friend!
kareena and i have been friends since we were 5. a gorgeous ballerina, hunter, homesteader, cook, and mother...i’ve learned so much about life from this beautiful friend. She truly has learned to bloom and blossom despite hard things, she is a warrior in so many ways…the epitome of a strong woman with a huge heart. happy birthday kareena, you’re so loved!
on today’s edition of sweet ladies...i’m spotlighting my neighbor and friend through the field, martha fellows. she is so thoughtful, has a huge heart, is a mother of 8 children, and loves her siblings and extended family so much...you can just tell by the things she shares. she has had her own business run from her home most of the time i’ve known her and has also enjoyed working at our neighborhood cheese factory and dairy. i love martha and am excited to share about her.
“I nominate Tonya Vistaunet! She is love in motion!” nominated by ann hartshorn of new vision art (episode 62)...this sweet lady is near and dear to my heart. tonya is always spreading goodness with her colorful art and personal projects. hear about a couple of these personal projects...one that is currently going on instagram #tonyascreativityproject.
meet sweet lady naomi watkins, author, educator, community supporter, advocate for women, adventurer and lover of the outdoors. as the director of education at better days 2020, she has been a part of a great movement of learning, curriculum, has co-authored the book champions for change, and is constantly trying to find ways to support latter-day saint women seeking to follow their passions & share their gifts in their careers.
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