Have you ever had to have a head shot of yourself for something?  I recently was getting some things ready for an up coming event with my Dove Chocolate Discoveries business and was asked for a head shot.  I didn’t have one so I did my hair and makeup then went to town taking selfies!  I hate selfies and have since learned from my younger sisters and daughter that I was taking them too close up!  I have no idea how to take a good selfie and feel like this picture described how I felt that day!

Anyways after taking about 30 selfies I came up with 3 that I thought were presentable but often wondered this is just so people know who I am.  They don’t care how my picture looks because chances are I am going to notice a flaw in my picture before they do. Better yet they probably won’t even notice it!  Don’t you agree?  I mean I shouldn’t have looked into my pictures that much but I did.  How can you get over this?

Easy! Just keep telling yourself God created me to be equal with everyone and we each have our own beauty.  Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.


My Mission Statement

I have a tendency to over research everything I get my fingers into.  So with that being said I have researched methods to have a successful blog and while I know I have already failed at some of those things it is suggested that every good blog has a Mission Statement.  Here is my Mission Statement!


I am going to do my best at helping people find information, that I have researched hours to find, in one location.  I like to help people and this is the best way I know how.  I am going to give people the peace of mind that they are not alone in some of the struggles being a parent brings, learning how to raise chickens (since your daughter decided that is what she wants to do in 4-H this year), how to container garden, being a truckers wife, having a premature baby, and many more things life throws at me.  I will write about all of my trials and errors in life and how you can learn from them.  Maybe I can get my husband to throw in some of his every now and again!  I know through God everything is possible and with out him nothing is possible!  I firmly believe in giving everything to him and let him guide you!


I know that my mission statement is probably not well written and will most likely have to be updated from time to time but there it is in a nut shell!  Thanks for reading!

Introducing Myself

Hello! I am new to the world of blogging but I am going to give it a try.  I can use all the pointers I can get so please leave me some comments on what I can improve on or just some awesome tips you may have!

I wanted to start out with introducing myself.  My name is Stephanie.  I have 2 daughters, 1 amazing husband, 2 small dogs (whom are spoiled rotten), 2 cats (they are also spoiled rotten), and soon getting 4-H chickens! We live in a small town in northern Missouri.  I love the small town country feeling town!

We are a very busy on the go family that loves the outdoors.  Fishing, mushroom hunting, deer hunting, turkey hunting, gardening, swimming, and just about anything else you can think of to do outside.  We love to camp but have not made near enough time to just do it!  This year is going to be different though.  We are planning on going camping every chance we get.

My husband is a truck driver and probably will never do anything else because he thoroughly enjoys doing the job! I work at the local Post Office.  I love my customers just like they were my own family!  I am also a Chocolatier with Dove Chocolate Discoveries!  My family all loves chocolate so why not sell it, have fun parties, and eat lots of chocolate?! Check out my website if you want to try some yummy chocolate!

Well that’s me and my family in a nutshell!  I hope you enjoy reading about us and will continue to come back as I try this blogging thing out!  🙂

P.S. I will add a picture of my family soon!


Update: I finally figured out how to get my photo added in!  🙂 This is my family.  It is a few years old but we are still the same people. IMG_0294