A new beginning


Joyfully Kind is a lifestyle blog dedicated to being a source of inspiration for women who love leadership, organization, beauty, home decor and family life.

I started blogging in 2013 under a different blog name, and then took a break for about a year to finish planning my wedding & get settled into married life. Over that year I grew both personally & professionally and decided to start blogging again by launching Joyfully Kind.

I will slowly be updating & adding to Joyfully Kind some of the most popular posts from my first blog that seemed to really connect with people.

Where did the name Joyfully Kind come from?

Since I was little, I have always wanted other people to experience what I am excited about. If there is something I’m loving, I want you to know about it incase it brings you joy too. It’s natural, you share with others what you’re excited about.

I knew in my heart I was also compelled to talk about kindness. I believe kindness is a spiritual muscle. We have to practice it so we get better and better.

We as humans have ways of rippling out in this world in a way we aren’t even conscious of. Because of this, we have a responsibility to not hurt people. Part of my ongoing lesson: Be kind. Be gentle. Don’t harm people with words or actions. Be present and be a loving being 100% of the time. I think it’s one of the biggest lessons in life.

“We get so worried about being pretty. Let’s be pretty kind. Pretty funny. Pretty smart. Pretty strong.”

A few random things about me: Some of my favorite things include planners, purple colored anything, list making, leadership content, and technology that simplifies life. Food wise, my favorites include: Triscuit Crackers, Vanilla Coke, strawberries and popcorn. I tend to accidentally accumulate colorful pens, paper goods like notecards, cute kitchen towels, cocktail napkins with sayings, pretty coats/jackets, cups and hair clips.

Whether you’re a new follower or have been reading my blog from the beginning, thank you SO much for reading and supporting Joyfully Kind. I will never be able to express how much it means to me. Love you all!




I don’t know about you, but I don’t have time or the interest to read articles daily to find out what the latest news is. It’s always good to be current on important world happenings, but we’re all pulled in so many directions, some most days, it just doesn’t happen.

Recently one of my best friends told me about this awesome free subscription called “theSkimm“. By subscribing to theSkimm, you get emailed a daily summary around 6am of what is going on in the news!


Here’s what happens: The ladies behind theSkimm read important news articles for you (insert praise hands emoji) and they summarize not only what you need to know, but why you need to know it. #lovethat And as an added bonus, they explain things that get a little complicated or hard to understand.

It is such a great way to wake up in the morning! I typically roll over to turn my alarm off, and then help my brain to wake up by reading theSkimm.

Especially if you’re a college student looking for internships or jobs, it’s good to have knowledge of the current happenings so that you can easily have a conversation about a current event. It makes you look all put-together & intelligent. Win win.

theSkimm is the solution to knowing what everyone is talking about and being able to leave a positive impression in all your social settings.

Subscribe to theSkimm & enjoy being in the know

Want to know more? Read this interesting FastCompany article about the founders, Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin.

Be sure to share this great resource with your friends!

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