Hi! I’m Stephanie, wife to Joey, and mama to our two sweet and energetic girls, Vivian and Claire.
I am fueled by caffeine and cabernet. Nothing makes me happier than curling up with a good book or snuggling my freshly bathed babies. I can recite every episode of Friends. And The Office. I am passionate about forcing my friends and family to play board games and making appetizers into a meal. I am a list maker.
My guilty pleasures include eating hot tamales and oreos, watching Grey’s Anatomy and Southern Charm, and long naps. I am forever a sucker for romantic comedies and 90s music. Disaster movies fascinate me. I am obsessed with home design, children’s books, and attempting to balance my tendency to complicate things with my desire to simplify.
My heart is in Knoxville, where everyone bleeds orange, stares at a giant disco ball in the sky, and spreads rumors about the body farm, but life has taken me from K-town to Nashville to Chattanooga to Atlanta. I have enjoyed creating homes and making friends in each new place.
Welcome to Lively & Bright, a place where I love to share pieces of my life, document our experience updating our 70s split-level, and chronicle my adventures in motherhood.
If flawed motherhood, sarcasm, and pursuit of a functional yet cozy home appeal to you, stick around! I am in a crazy season of life, but I am loving every minute of it and I hope you enjoy following along. After all, life is better when it’s lively and bright!
Thank you for stopping by!