Nice to meet you, friend.

First of all, thank you so much for taking the time to check out my blog. There are lots of fantastic blogs in the world.

Wait, why are you here?
Just kidding, don’t go!

My name is Kaela. I am a wife, stay at home mom of a beautiful baby girl, Creative Writing major, aspiring writer, worship leader, cook/foodie, and very amateur photographer.

I was a sinner, totally hopeless, and Jesus set me free. I follow Him because I love Him. I don’t buy into “good works” or “religion.” I believe we have no use for those things because Jesus did all the work of salvation on the cross. It is my goal to live in a way that demonstrates God’s love for me and my love for Him to the people around IMG_3418me. I believe 100% that loving God makes life simple, not more complicated.

I blog about all kinds of things, because I find all kinds of things funny—even things that aren’t funny and are actually kind of inappropriate.Β I used to follow this nifty schedule:
Music Monday
Book Talk Tuesday
Any Way You Want It Wednesday
Thanks A Lot Thursday
Feckless Friday

However, that schedule no longer means anything because I’ve upped my school load to full-time and five posts a week is a bit much for me to handle. (If I had a T.A.R.D.I.S. maybe I could pull it off, but I don’t…) I’m still here though, writing, posting, and chatting it up with you as always.

If you’re new around these parts, here are some posts to check out:
Don’t eat the last cookie and other odd couple rules.
Breaking News: Bathing Suits Wage War on Women, Three-way Mirrors Considered Co-conspirators
I Wish It Were Fiction
Things that keep me (relatively) sane.
This Is How I Forgive
Caution: I’m Pissed
On motherhood, weight loss, and redeeming my body image.
Goodreads. Or proof that all my friends read classier books than I do.

That should be enough to give you an idea of how crazy things are around here.

I am so happy you’ve stopped by. Seriously. It’s embarrassing how excited I get over these things.
Leave a comment and I’ll comment back faster than you can say “cookies and milk.” And if I don’t respond right away, it’s probably because I’m having cookies and milk. I’ll get around to it. Promise. πŸ˜‰

All the best,





95 thoughts on “Nice to meet you, friend.

  1. This is the first time that I have read this. It is so beautifully written and I see you in this piece. It could be because I know you, or I think, learning who you are is more apt. Still, this is the person that I see when I think about you.


  2. It’s so nice to find other Christians here! I love your heart for people! Reading this was really refreshing. πŸ™‚

    I’m just starting to get into photography, and I love seeing the photos you’re posting. Looking forward to more!


  3. Hey, there! Thank you so much for subscribing to my blogβ€”decided to check yours out, too (obviously, ha!) and am so glad I did! Other than our names, it seems we have a lot in common (writing, music, church, journaling, probably even more…). I’m looking forward to more of your posts, and am headed over to Twitter to follow… (I’m @olsonkayla, by the way)

    Have a great day! πŸ™‚


    1. Kayla! Thanks so much for checking out my blog. I enjoyed your latest post and look forward to many more. It’s nice to find someone with so many similar interests. πŸ™‚
      I’ll check in with you on Twitter as well.
      Enjoy your weekend! (It’s a little early, I’m just getting geared up for it.)


  4. Holy smokes, aren’t you awesome! Your photography is phenomenal. Your love for Jesus is amazing. And looks like I have a lot of catching up to do with your back posts as well. Great to get to know you, Kaela!


    1. You too, sir! I think that is one of my favorite things about blogging: there are so many incredible people to get to know. Aside from the blogging community we’d never get the chance to meet!


  5. Hey! I love your blog. So much inspiration. I’m completely new here and could use a few tips to get started! Thanks.


  6. Sounds like a solid, faith-based message you have. You turned to the right place…God through Jesus Christ is all loving and forgives completely. Thank you for spreading the gospel, and for following the Redo You site!



    1. Hello, EJ! I had a chance just now to breeze through your blog and I love it. Looking forward to being blogging buddies.
      And thanks. Now I’m completely over-validated and I’m going to have to go see my mom to get taken down a few notches. πŸ˜‰


      1. Thanks so much, Kaela! Haha, well if she takes you down a few too many notches just return here for more validation. I’ll pump up your ego. Yours deserves it! Keep up the sweet work, blogging buddy!


  7. That EJ, that amazing EJ sent me. Well actually, he didn’t. But since he recognized both of us at the same time with blogging recognition, I had to see what a fellow recipient was up to. Glad I stopped by and am choosing to follow your blog. Your writing style is equal parts enjoyable and refreshing. Cheers!


    1. Thank you for dropping by, Eric! EJ is amazing and has quite the knack for introducing me to bloggers who are as amazing as he is!
      Looking forward to following along with your blog!


    1. Mr. Cynic! I have checked out your blog and am happy to report that, regardless of whatever differences we may have, relentless sarcasm is a language I fully understand. Looking forward to reading more! πŸ™‚


  8. LOL! You are too cute. Found you via Kansas Women Bloggers (yes, I’m one of those, too). Happy to meet you, dear. I like the way your site is set up… will be back to visit again soon! Blessings to you. πŸ™‚


    1. Hello, Diana! Thank you so much for stopping by! I love meeting other KS Women Bloggers. It’s lovely to meet you! I look forward to getting to know you a bit through your blog!


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