I was raised in a military family and have called six states home throughout my life. Longing for a permanent address, I settled down in Iowa to attend Drake University – only to move again a few years later. After a three-year-stint in Texas, my college sweetheart and I moved back to Des Moines, got hitched, and bought our first home. When I’m not walking our two (perfect, amazing, sweet) dogs or fixing up our (old, charming, money pit) Beaverdale home, you can find me making vegan food and singing Karma Chameleon on repeat. I buy more plants than I can remember to take care of, love pizza more than I love most people, and will never turn down a spontaneous trip to Target.