My name is Brianna Venzke and I’m over-the-moon-happy that you are here. I’m married to a Navy rescue swimmer turned Pilot, Nick, and mama to three wild littles, Addison, Elijah, and Hunter. Our story began when we were barely 19, I was in the Navy at the time and our love was a whirlwind. Nick and I were married on June 13th, 2008 and just a year later Addison joined us, making us parents at just 20.. we had no idea what we were in for! It didn’t take long for us to realize our tribe wasn’t complete, Eli and Hunter were next. As a family, we have moved over 12,000 miles in our 9 years and we know we have many more ahead of us because of Nick’s position in the Navy
I’ve been blogging for 7+ years, I began as a wedding photographer, evolved into a brand and website designer for small business owners, and now I do a hybrid of those 2 things in my work for a few select clients. I also sell essential oils + run a print shop dedicated to supporting other amazing women who run essential oil businesses! I’m so thankful for every minute of experience I’ve gained from owning and operating my own business and working from home for the past 7 years. I started when I was only 22 and I don’t take for granted that I’ve always been able to earn a living while also raising my children at home.
This blog began as a way to document our story and connect with others. You’ll find musings on motherhood, DIY for house & home, tech talk, and essential oils. You can usually find me in my office in a pair of high-waisted Lululemon leggings or in the backyard chasing after our kids. I swoon every time I walk into Anthropologie, I roll Valor on my wrists every day, and I love Jesus with all my heart.
John 4:14 but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.
Images from our anniversary session with Katelyn James.