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Hello! Welcome to Beauty in the Mess where you will find practical information about natural living, encouragement on this journey through motherhood, and all things related to children.

My name is Whitney. I’m so glad you are here!

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Several years ago, we had just moved to a new city. 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.

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What are you interested in? Do you have small children at home? Looking for inspiration in the kitchen? Want to learn more about essential oils? Need encouragement for today?


Here are some favorites of Beauty in the Mess readers:

10 Scriptures to Help You Get Through the Hard Days

The Ultimate List of Disney Songs for Running

50 Books for Children with Childhood Speech Apraxia

How to Date Your Husband When You Can’t Afford Dates

20 Two Player Board Games for Date Night

50 Fun Date Ideas

Scrapbook Ornament: Baby’s First

6 Ways to Get Your Kids to Listen Without Yelling

Check out the Beauty in the Mess Article Index to find specific posts by category. You can also find posts written by Whitney for other sites on the Media Page.

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Don’t leave without grabbing your Subscriber FREEBIE!! The amazing girls at Wateroak Design Co. designed an organizational pack that you can use every month. I LOVE it. It’s functional and adorable!

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While you are looking around, you may want to check out my Shop if you need help organizing your life or meal planning.

Are you interested in essential oils? Check out this step-by-step guide to purchasing oils online and also an Essential Oils 101 Class (scroll down to the bottom of the page).

If you ever have any questions, comments, or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me.