About Stephanie

Posted on June 20, 2016

Hi!  My name is Stephanie!  Welcome to my blog!  I’m so happy you stopped by.

Stephanie

I started my blog in June, 2016 on what I affectionately termed a “blog-cation”, named it after 3 of my favorite things that best describe me {Lattes, Lilacs, & Lullabies}, began writing about my crazy life, and the rest is history.

To sum up “me” in a few short sentences is tough.  I’m a talker and a goofball and an all around girly girl. I am a “Starbucks Addict and Pinterest Fanatic” (I have over 32,000 pins!! ?) who loves Bucket Lists, Traveling, DIY Projects, Photography, and so on.

I married my best friend and high school sweetheart on a gorgeous island in northern Michigan.  Mackinac Island is best known for its spectacular views of Lake Huron, the scent of chocolate fudge that consumes you on Main Street, & the rhythmically peaceful sound of horses clippity clopity-ing (is that a word?!  Oh well! ?) down the cobble stone streets.  The shores are dotted with 100 year old Lilac bushes that are so spectacular, they have an entire festival every year to celebrate them.

We were married on a chilly fall day at a Lakeside Gazebo with a harpist accompanying and our closest family and friends there to witness.  We toured the island in a beautiful white carriage with Onyx and Midnight at the helm, and stopped for mochas and a photoshoot at Starbucks (well, a hot chocolate in my grooms case since he hates coffee!!!  What the what??!!  How’d he end up marrying a coffee junkie is beyond me!! ?).

Yes, you read that correctly, we took wedding photos at Starbucks.  I told you I’m a Starbucks Addict! ?

My coffee addiction began when I was in nursing school.  I did my best studying at night.  And after one quick swug of an iced cappuccino one day, I was hooked.  I ate chocolate covered espresso beans like they were going out of style all during nursing school.  And, now that I’m a busy nurse, you will most likely not see me at the hospital without a Starbucks coffee in hand.  It’s like a good luck charm to me.  No coffee at the start of the shift, and I know I’m doomed. ?

My obsession with babies came in handy when I landed my dream nursing job working with moms and babies in post-partum.  Getting the opportunity to bond with new families during one of the most important and exciting times of their lives is a blessing.

So, as you can read here, my blog story really began a couple years ago when my husband and I went through fertility treatments to have our own bundle joy.  After 5 years of infertility, we were finally pregnant and ready to embark on pregnancy and raising a family together when the unthinkable happened.

I miscarried.

The loss of that baby…the sleepless nights…the guilt and frustration I felt led me to seek advice, inspiration, and comfort from the Internet of all places!  But, as crazy as that sounds, I found blogs out there on the world wide web.  I found women that had been through similar situations.  I found hope, and encouragement, and the courage to try again.

It was through that experience that I discovered how amazing these little blogs can be.

And I felt inspired.

That time in my life was really the “conception” (no pun intended ?) of this little space on the internet called “Lattes, Lilacs, & Lullabies”.  I wanted a safe and happy place to share the things that inspire me to keep going in this journey toward mommyhood.

Here we celebrate joy-filled moments, make bucket lists, get creative, and just basically redeem the time! Cause as I can attest to, when you are on a long journey trying to get to where you want to be, a lot of precious time can be squandered.  I’ve wished so much time away.  It’s sad.

So, can I encourage you to get comfy, grab a latte (and maybe a brownie or a bowl of ice cream or both…no judgement here! ?), and stay awhile?  You may just find something to encourage and inspire you.  Happy Reading!

To read more about my story click here or here.

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