Blog Beginnings

Hi there and welcome! I’ve created this blog to share a bit about my life, what inspires me, and as a fun creative outlet! I used to blog a few years ago, but as life got busy with kids, work and other commitments, I decided to give it a rest for a bit. However I found myself missing my little creative space and wanted to share a bit of the fun, the frivolous, the sometimes difficult, and the inspiring things in life! At the time I first started blogging, I was living in the southern California desert – thus the inspiration for the name of my blog (and I now currently live in the high desert of Idaho!).

A little about me – I was born and raised in a tiny (by tiny I mean the only thing in town was a gas station!) town in Eastern Oregon. At age 17, I moved to Boise, Idaho to pursue a degree in nursing at Boise State University. After graduation I worked at a local hospital for a number of years before setting off to work as a travel nurse. In my 2 years of travel nursing I worked in Santa Barbara California, Palm Springs California, and Seattle Washington. During my travels I met my husband on a blind date – a set up by a fellow nurse! We got married & settled in Palm Desert California for 6 years, however in my heart I was always hoping that one day we would get the opportunity to move back to the Pacific Northwest to raise our family. In 2014, my dream came true and we were finally able to settle back in Boise! I absolutely love so much about this city – the seasons, the beautiful outdoors, our quirky downtown, and how family friendly this community is. I can’t imagine raising our kids in a better place!

I have two crazy little boys that are the light of my life! I’ve recently returned to the workforce after 7 years of being a stay at home mom and now work as a realtor. Running and photography are my favorite hobbies, and I love being outside as much as I possibly can.  Thank you for visiting my little space on the internet!

xo, Brooke

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