BORN: May 10, 1988
RAISED: Colorado
MARRIED: to Bruce
EYES: Blue
HAIR: Brown
BEER: Local
FOOD: Ice Cream

BORN: May 10, 1988
RAISED: Colorado
MARRIED: to Elizabeth
EYES: Blue
HAIR: Dirty Blonde
CAMERA: Nikon 
BEER: Breweries
OBSESSION: 3D Printing
FOOD: Rudy's

Welcome to my living room! Okay, well obviously this is not my living room because my living room is like 200 square feet and there is no way we would all fit but this place is the second best place. I'm all about community so just the fact that you are here reading this gives me all the feels! 

I founded Oak + Oats technically in October of 2013 but I've been blogging in this little space of the internet since June of 2010. Me, a laptop, and the fresh Northern Ireland air - the perfect time to start an online journal to show my mom just what I was up to studying abroad. I did not expect that first post to inspire me to keep writing and I never expected it to blossom into a side job and again into my full time #girlboss gig (pitch me I'm dreaming!)

Most normal work days you'll find me sitting in a corner, typing away at the computer, running around taking pictures in my house, and sharing funny youtube videos with my coworker (aka my husband! Full disclosure: he actually shares them with me!) The rest of the time I can be found at Rudy's BBQ (the workers know us by name), outside (I live in the most beautiful state), playing board games, on some kind of adventure, or really just anywhere with people. 


the girl

the history

I live in the most beautiful state - Colorado! I moved to the south for college and was so ready to move back home (humidity and bugs are not my thing!). I live with my husband in a townhouse that we bought at the base of pikes peak in a city called Colorado Springs. We live on the west side and have hiking trails across the street from us - this is my kind of living! If you are ever heading this way on vacation, I would love to give you some advice on where to go and/or meet up with you if you would like!!

Yes! I am a Christian and it is a huge part of who I am! I believe that God sent His son to die for me, even though I am so unworthy, because He loves me. My desire is to encourage, love, and share Him with the world because in Him there is hope! I value life at every stage and I know the Lord has dreams and plans for YOU. Email me ( if you ever want to chat more!

I shoot with a Nikon d700 with a 50 mm 1.8 lens. 

Previously I used a Canon REBEL EOS T3 with a 50 mm lens & a 24mm lens. Before that, I used my husband's camera which was a Sony Cybershot DSC- H7. If you don't have the ability to buy a new camera, use what you've got and save up!


I make money three ways; sponsored content, blog consultations, and affiliates. I’m blessed to have the opportunity to work with some amazing brands and if I’m ever being paid for a blog post, it will be disclosed within the post that it’s “sponsored” (any gifted items will be marked with ℅). I’m also a part of several affiliate advertising programs. This means that if you click and/or make a purchase through certain links on my site or any related social media platforms (including Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest), I may make a commission from that click and/or purchase. I’m extremely selective when working with sponsors and I will only feature products and brands that I love. I turn down opportunities (and lots of money) all the time because it’s very important to me to include and only show products and companies that fit my life and style. 

I would love to chat with you more about this! I am now offering consultations and would be honored to get to know you and your blog a bit more. Feel free to email me at so we can talk more about what you are thinking about!

Yes! I love to feature brands and small businesses on Oak + Oats! Please check out my advertising page for all the details or contact my collaboration manager Jennifer Wiggins at and include “Oak + Oats” in the subject line.

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