About Me

Hi! I’m Samantha (or as my close friends call me, Sam)!

I am a Jesus Follower. Wife to Rustin. Mom to two beautiful girls. Born and raised Texan (therefore Dallas Cowboys fan 😉 ). Writer. DIY-er motivated by cheapness. Chronic laugher. Minivan mom. Fan of “keepin’ it real.”

I am honored you have taken the time to visit my small space on the Internet. There are a few main categories for my posts. Let me tell you what to expect in each…

Our Farmhouse – It has always been a dream of mine to move to the country (you can read more about that here), and we finally did it! To get the land we wanted, we had to get a “fixer upper.” I’ll be writing about our renovations and country life!

Musings – Writing is a part of me. I used to write stories for fun in elementary school and ask my teachers to read them to the class (not kidding). I HAVE to write. This is where I post my thoughts on life and the Lord. It is also where I write about my thoughts on motherhood. After I had my first child and my eyes were opened to the mommy wars and mommy guilt, it became a passion of mine to reach out to other moms and hopefully, through my writing, let them know that they’re not the only ones struggling. So maybe I reveal warts and imperfections of mine, that’s ok as long as it helps someone else.

Travel – We don’t have the budget to travel the world and visit Paris, Australia and Thailand every few months, but we do love to get away! We make our budget-friendly trips work by driving or camping or finding cheap, last minute Airbnbs!

My prayer is that God uses this site to encourage others for His glory. If you have any questions I would love to answer them! Just shoot me an email – thelilacdoor (at) gmail (dot) com

And you can find me on Instagram – @thelilacdoor

Psalm 73:25


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