Meet Whitney

About Beauty in the Mess

Several years ago, we moved to Charlotte, North Carolina from Raleigh. I wanted a way to keep in touch with friends and family, as well as offer reviews of products we used and loved. My blog was born.

After the birth of our first daughter, I felt lonely. I wanted to connect with women who felt the same way, but I didn’t know any in our community.

Writing gave me an outlet. It allowed me to be creative and connect with women. My blog went from being a site for family and friends to something much bigger than I could ever have imagined. That is when the concept of Beauty in the Mess came to be. A community where we seek to look beyond the mess and mundane to see the beauty in our every day lives. Beauty in the Mess aims to:

1. Encourage the hearts of women.

2. Instill hope in a world that sometimes feels hopeless.

3. Extend grace. (We are on this journey together!)

4. Introduce readers to products that we love and have stood the test of my children (no easy feat!)

5. Provide readers with a community of like-minded individuals so we can learn and grow together.

What You Will Find on Beauty in the Mess


You can email me at [email protected].

Popular Posts

Beauty in the Mess covers many different topics that are important to today’s busy mom. You will find recipes, parenting advice, travel hacks, DIY projects, and so much more. Here are a few of the most popular posts:

Who is Whitney?

I’m Whitney, a mom blogger, the mother of a fabulous 8-year-old, adventurous 6-year-old, animated 4-year-old, spicy two-year-old, and wife to an hard-working, loving husband. Our family packed up our house in North Carolina, where we lived for a little over 13 years, in the Spring of 2016, and moved across the country to the mountains of Colorado. While I never thought we would ever move West, we love it.

The West has won me over.

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When I’m not chasing kids, changing diapers, or cleaning up messes, I love to create. I don’t like the clean up though. I love crafting and DIY projects. I want to learn how to knit. I love all things vintage. I love the beach. My favorite seasons are Spring and Fall. I love spending time together as a family.

My favorite vacation spot is Walt Disney World {they make figuring out meals with a food allergy so easy!}. I’m all about some pumpkin spice lattes and gluten free pumpkin bread. I can’t drink black coffee. And, if I’m completely honest, you’ll usually find me in jeans and a t-shirt {covered in spit-up stains and food} and my TOMS. But Stitch Fix is helping me get out of that “mommy rut.”

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Believe it or not, we struggled with infertility for seven years. It was hard. The emotional rollercoaster is tiring and can take it’s toll on both you and your marriage. But we knew that God was sovereign and that even if His plan didn’t look like ours, it would be good. I have shared some of our infertility journey on Beauty in the Mess, and you can read my book, so I won’t bore you with the details. I’ve also written a general post about infertility and the reality of secondary infertility during National Infertility Awareness Week.

As of 2016, I can call myself a half-marathoner. I set a goal to run a half-marathon, and I reached that goal. As a mom of four littles, training was not an easy task, but I made it work. In 2017, I will add several more medals to that one. I ran in the runDisney Princess Half Marathon in February, and will run in the Tinkerbell Half Marathon in May, which will not only give me the Tinkerbell Half Marathon Medal, but also the PINK Coast to Coast Medal!!

That dream will become a reality this year. For years, I have wanted that Pink Coast to Coast Medal, and 2017 is the year it will happen.

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Let’s Connect!

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Brand Ambassador and Influencer

My goal for Beauty in the Mess is to not just work with brands and organizations. I want to be a true partner. I want to share information, get my readers excited and build real relationships. A few of my most popular partnerships have been, Hasbro, Walmart Baby, Venta Airwasher, Horizon, and Mini Boden. My audience really responds to evergreen posts that feature brands to help enhance their lives and add value. Please email me at [email protected] discuss partnership opportunities!

I would LOVE to hear from you. Email me at [email protected]