Meet Charity





This is a blog about love. Love of faith, love of family, love of food, and love of life.

I've blogged in this space for quite some time now but I feel like a reintroduction is in order, and so it goes....

I'm Charity, Christ follower, wife of 10+ years to a man I met at Publix, and twin mommy to two sweet boys. If you've been around from the start you know that we've been through quite a lot before our boys came along. When I started this blog in 2012 I was experiencing one of the biggest transitions in my life. My husband and I had moved 1300 miles for work to New York City. We were separated from our church, family, and friends. I focused on my faith, my marriage, and yummy vegan food to find myself again - this blog was a way to rediscover the me that was buried under years of infertility. 

Through writing here I learned that I could again find joy in reading, baking, and restoring old furniture after I reconnected with my maker. I also have a passion for living life green and caring for the earth. My family and I live simple. Once upon a time I owned a photography business and shot weddings just about every weekend. That changed in April 2014 when my husband and I found out we were expecting twins. Just two short months later we packed up our things and moved from New York to a little city in South Florida that we affectionately call "The Farm".

After 3 years in New York City and after a whole 8 years of waiting we are experiencing another huge transition, parenthood. While I can't say we were thrust into this role, it's still surprising and all encompassing. Our children, our long awaited prayer, our dream come true - they exist at the center of our lives. 

When I originally began this blog as The Word of A Nerd, I chatted about infertility, faith, and food. Well thanks to God we can skip right on over the infertility talk. While I likely won't write much else on the subject you can feel free to search the archives on my blog or email me questions about our journey. My blog has a new direction. I suppose now it'll be all about dreams coming true, faith, mothering twin boys, and when I can finally have more than an hour to myself I may post a recipe or two. So I hope you'll tag along with me as I journey through this new life with babies in the mix.

I use Instagram a lot, hangout with me @nerdandbabes.

When did you start blogging?

I began my blogging journey in December 2012 after starting a Tumblr blog to answer questions for an online Christian Bible challenge I was participating in. After answering the questions for the challenge I saw that I had a great amount of feedback and people were truly interested in my relationship with Christ  so I thought I would try my third and final attempt at blogging, praying that God would use me to reach people. I hope this third time will be the charm.

Why blog?

This is a Christian lifestyle blog where I’d liked to share my adventures as a Christian Wife and Mommy, a City Dweller, a Traveler of Time, and a Vegetarian Chef. I would like to inspire other women and maybe men too with stories from my life and about my faith.  I hope you will enjoy riding the waves of life with me, as I eat, pray, and love.

Want to know more about I started this blogging journey? Read this.


CAMERA GEAR

Though I’m a professional photographer it’s not always practical to a huge camera around my neck when I’m doing projects or cooking. I switch between these cameras while still trying to deliver high quality photos. What I shoot with really depends on my mood or what I'm doing.

Here's what I shoot with:

• An iPhone 6+
• A Canon Xsi or EOS 5D Mark II
• Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM Lens - wide angle and portraits.
• Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens- for portraits.

16 comments:

  1. I am so glad I cam across your blog- I am looking forward to learning more about you! I am a wanna be vegetarian (I still eat meat, etc. but I like to sneak as many greens into my diet as possible) and SOMEDAY would like to take up photography as a hobby :)

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  2. YOu are soo pretty!!! I had a question about your comment on my weight loss post...How did you lose the 35lbs?! Inquiring minds would definitely love to know lol. If you want you can email me ajrivers86@gmail.com or just comment on my post. This is a struggle. I've been back and forth with losing weight for a few yrs. I've had 2 children. The last one was 8months ago and I can't seem to get motivated...smh. Help!

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  3. You faith in God is what drew me to start following your blog. Even though I may not express and advertise my love for him, I know that I have a trust in God now that I've never had. Thank you for sharing and I pray we can help each other through our journeys!

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  4. New follower who found you from your guest post at Love, Laughter, and Happily Ever After. Loved your marriage guest post and love your blog and looking forward to reading more!

    Ellie
    www.ChoosingPeaceBlog.com

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  5. Your blog design is TOO. CUTE. Love it!!

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  6. Like Heather said your blog design is adorable! I found your blog through Laney's blog hop. I added your button on my sponsor page as well :)

    Can't wait to read more of your posts!

    -Nicole
    www.msnancypants.blogspot.com

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  7. LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog layout!!! did you create the template? looking to re-do my personal blog and would love your help!!


    http://mscomposure.blogspot.com

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  8. You may have THE cutest little blog I have ever stumbled across! I'm so excited I have found you...it's always amazing to come across independent, free-spirited, Jesus loving women! Can't wait to read more!

    Miranda
    youngprogress.blogspot.com

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  9. thank you for your sweet comment on my instagram picture. so sorry you are in that same struggle. it is such a hard spot to be in. i will add you to my list of prayers of woman who i've met through blogging that are struggling too. please email me if you ever want to talk - i know i found others i met who had gone or we're going through the same thing to be such a blessing!

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  10. I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for a Liebster Award. Don’t feel any obligation to accept, just wanted you to know how much I enjoy following your blog! Best wishes always!!

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  11. Hi Charity! Stopping by from In Its Time — I'm one of her swaps this month, too. :)
    First wanted to tell you how CUUUUUUTE your blog design is. It is so unique and elaborate. I immediately felt so welcomed and comfortable to stay around. :) And we have a few things in common — hugs and Jesus are two things I love, too. :)

    Looking forward to reading more of your posts!
    Cheers!

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  12. Oh my God and you have a blog too, now I can say that God wanted us to meet. I will be busy tonight reading your posts and I already added you to my blog list. God Bless you <3

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  13. Hi Charity! Thanks so much for commenting on my blog! It is always so awesome to "meet" another Charity (since there are so few of us). I love your blog and just wanted to say you gained another follower.

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  14. Hi, Charity! So happy to have "met" you today through Caroline's guest post...she referred me over via her blog. God is good! You have a lovely blog, and I loved reading all about you. I am so interested in photography and have been wondering about cameras, so I will definitely jot down the kind you use. We are thinking of buying a new one soon, Lord willing. :) Lots of love and blessings to you in this New Year!!

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  15. Hey Charity! Nice to meet you here in blog land! My name is Jennay and I blog over at A Day in the Life of Jennay. I found you on Bloglovin! I look forward to following your blog and hope that we can be friends! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

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  16. Dearest Charity, very glad to know you! Love your 30 before 30 bucket list, God Bless You, happy woman!

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