another, if you asked me.


If you asked me….

If you asked me, I would tell you that we have been moving our studio for the past few weeks and working like crazy to get a new schedule, set curriculum and get the word out to a new clientele! I could not be more excited or proud. It’s all terrifying and exciting at once! Our journey with this studio has been such a story.

I would tell you that I go back & forth about this little space I have on the internet. 
I go from adoring the community, the platform it gives my art and our studio, the ability it gives me to write and share my thoughts, the way it lets me document our life and talk about my faith. 

And then some days it makes me feel uneasy. If I am being honest. 

If you asked me, I would tell you that I’ve never been more in love with Chris. I really mean that with all my heart. With everything we have been through- ups and downs, I am happier and more content than ever before in my marriage.

If you asked, I would tell you that it’s been rainy here…and I adore it. 
Nothing better than spaghetti, movies, snuggling and warm cookies on a rainy day with your family.

I would tell you that I finally started painting again. And it feels really good. 

Also, the rain has me all motivated. I re.opened my shop here and will slowly be filling it back up over the next few weeks and months! (these 2 prints below will be listed as soon as they come in!)

If you asked me I would tell you that this pregnancy I cannot stop eating coffee ice cream and york peppermint candies!

I would tell you that baby girl is moving around like wild and it’s such a wonderful feeling- knowing that she is alright. 

If u asked, I would tell you that I overheard Chris and Aiden having a conversation today and heard Chris tell Aiden, “you have the best personality ever Aiden, do you know how much I love you? and love being around you?“. 
um, melting.

I would tell you that June is a fun month for me- my wedding anniversary and my birthday! 

I would tell you that I am grateful. Grateful for my life. 
Just one life to live and this one I have been given is a blessing.


May 31, 2012


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  1. Erika says:

    I LOVED this post. Perfection.

  2. Amanda says:

    Beautiful Casey! I've been wondering if you would do a follow post to the posts you did last year about trusting God with your finances. Is it better?

    And why did you move your studio?

  3. Mary Kate says:

    Fun post! ๐Ÿ™‚ And I love york peppermint patties tooo…but I'm not preggo! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. B says:

    so sweet! happy birthday and anniversary month to you!!

  5. Kendall says:

    You have such a beautiful heart Casey, thank you for sharing it here.


  6. So beautiful. Question, what has made you so content in your marriage? Why do you feel more in love with Chris now?
    Love on a Budget

  7. Emily says:


    you have one of the most honest spaces on the internet, and I adore this about you.

    P.S. i really prefer rainy days. maybe its the melancholy side of me. but i love me some rain, a book and a blanket on the couch. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Anonymous says:

    I always enjoy these posts from you ๐Ÿ™‚ ps – my birthday and wedding anniversary are also in June ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. NickandCaeli says:

    Hey Casey. I liked reading your post tonight. I love how you share your honest thoughts. It seems like you are in a really good place right now with family, work, faith and such. It's interesting how quickly life can move from one phase to another.
    It's been rainy in Minnesota too! Tons this spring, actually. And I, too, adore it! I love wearing my Hunter rain boots and having an excuse to stay in and get stuff done.
    Anywhoo, time to give my husband a back rub cuz I lost a game tonight that we bet a 10 min back rub on!! Haha! In Minnesota we call massages back rubs… Is that weird??!! Lol

  10. CP and KW says:

    this is so beautiful – the words, photos, everything. love.
    kw, ladiesinnavy

  11. mai says:

    loved this post. ๐Ÿ™‚
    so heartwarming.

  12. Such a sweet post. Love it!

  13. Such a sweet post! I love it ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Such a sweet post ๐Ÿ™‚


  15. * Courtney * says:

    I know what you mean about feeling "uneasy" in blogland. I started blogging in 08, but quickly went private. I am now back public again. I sometimes have little mini freak outs and wonder if I should block it again. I think you are smart about what you put on your blog, and don't reveal to much about your whereabouts or anything like that.
    You are having normal thoughts and you are a good momma trying to do whats best for your little family ๐Ÿ™‚


  16. Gaby says:

    I think all of us who have blog have that love/uneasiness as well. But maybe it's a good thing,keeps us making conscious choices about the things we write about. p.s. very exciting month for you!

  17. I just love you and I love these, "if you asked me," posts. I appreciate your sincerity and honesty and really admire the way that you live with so much love in your heart. You're a special person, Casey.

  18. Erin says:

    You are just precious!

    And your hubby is a gem, I hope to marry a man someday who is a father to littles like he is, you are blessed! ๐Ÿ™‚


  19. jaejenkins says:

    You are a beautiful writer – I feel like you are a friend of mine and we're talking on the porch swing. Though we've never met – and probably never will – you have inspired me in a positive way with some of the messages you have in your writing. So, thank you!

  20. Anna W. says:

    awww this post made my heart smile, casey ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. love this post. beautiful words and beautiful pictures.

  22. Anna D Kart says:

    I love your blog! I love the easiness with which you describe your life. I love that you are so honest with people 'out there' and I am so glad you have the courage to share and be so inspirational!

  23. The little over-heard convo with Chris and Aiden = perfection.

  24. Anonymous says:

    So sweet! What a great, encouraging daddy!

  25. Myranda Su says:

    Your talent is so astounding! It makes me feel so happy for you that you are inspired again and painting! Bless you and your beautiful family!

    My newest post:

  26. Anonymous says:

    I would tell you that you are a great inspiration and have the loveliest little family. I would also tell you that you are incredibly talented and a beautiful soul. I have never even met you and i get all this from just this little blog i read daily. I think that is something to keep this wonderful thing you've started going ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. {annie_loo} says:

    Sweet post. I like this! I need to think a few of these up myself.

    Here's to June! I hope it's as beautiful as you are! May was once my favorite month, it's my birthday month, but it has turned out to be quite awful, so I'm hopeing June is beautiful here too!

    Good luck with the studio!!!

  28. About says:

    Happy June to you and to new beginnings! Glad you're here to post! It's inspiring and beautiful and thought provoking. Thank you. ~Deirdre

  29. jacie says:

    when…if… i ever have a baby girl, your little ballerina painting will be in her room! i love it!

  30. I just LOVE your blog..You are so honest and genuine and you have the cutest little family EVER!!
    Happy b-day from one June baby to another ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. First of all, happy bday to one June baby from another! Secondly, I LOVE your blog and your honesty. It's refreshing and inspirational to me every time I visit your site. Thank you for that. And lastly,Your family is just so cute!!

  32. Kate says:

    Gorgeous photos!

  33. Aloha Casey,

    I love that somehow somewhere I chanced upon your beautiful blog, filled with your beautiful words and overflowing with your spirit. Thanks for being here. We spent a day in the sun at an ancient Hawaiian fishpond and saw God in so many of the details. You are welcome to ride the wave of life with us, anytime, really:


  34. Lottie says:

    A beautiful post.

    June is my birthday month too! And I just love it!

  35. I hear you on the uneasiness with blogging… Sometimes I feel like I can share any and everything. Then I catch myself realizing that anyone and everyone CAN read it and I hold back.

  36. Chris says:

    Hi Casey, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

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