Saint Paul, Minnesota
Fridays 8 AM - 12 PM
When did you start blogging?
I created my blog in December 2013, when my husband Ben and I relocated from southeastern Wisconsin to western Wisconsin. Following our move, I wanted to create a place where I could share about our lives and travels with family and friends. Since then, I have shared inspiration in lifestyle, decor, and more!
Is blogging your career?
No; by day, I am founder of Summer + Oak, co-founder of With Grace and Gold® and host of Brand It, Build It Podcast. Beyond my work, I truly love photography and writing — documenting our everyday lives, our favorite plant-based vegan recipes, home building and decor, Minnesota must-dos, and travel.
Where do you live?
Currently, my husband and I live just outside of Saint Paul, Minnesota. We built a new home, and we are currently working on decorating. Details about our progress can be found here — with the latest updates available on Instagram @ourheartmadehome.
What are vegan recipes?
Occasionally, I share plant-based vegan recipes, which means (1) Each recipe uses primarily whole foods, and (2) No animal products are used in any of the recipes. For a variety of reasons, I've been a plant-based vegan for 5+ years — and I couldn't be happier!
What is your background?
I have a Bachelor of Science in Business and a Master of Arts in Teaching. I began my career in higher education. Since 2013, I have become founder of Summer + Oak, co-founder of With Grace and Gold® and host of Brand It, Build It Podcast.
What about partnerships?
I am excited and honored to partner with brands and businesses through sponsored content creation — blog posts and social media posts. To partner with me, please visit my Contact page and share your vision for our partnership or collaboration!
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