Hello! My name is Liesl Daum...
...Hence the name behind the website. I had been wanting to start a blog for years, so I finally bit the bullet. I have a real passion for the little things that make life really great, and due to my "open book" nature, you will see I write about pretty much anything and everything a girl/mother/wife might relate to. I have always enjoyed writing and sharing with others so that is exactly what this is intended for. I post my thoughts, life experiences, motherhood journey, advice, recipes, DIY projects, photography, random ideas... Quite literally anything and everything!
My husband and I have been married for almost 7 years now. We love exploring the great outdoors, hiking, camping, traveling, scuba diving, eating, doing crossfit, and just hanging out as a family. I was born and raised in Arizona (Go Devils!) and Eric is from Ohio (Go Bucks!). I grew up dancing, riding and showing Quarter Horses (AQHA, IBHA & ABRA), and dabbling here and there in art (drawing, painting, etc.). I was raised a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints but took a long hiatus starting in high school until a short time after Eric and I were married; so 11 years "inactive", give or take. I was a bit of a lost, wild child for a while there, but now I couldn't imagine my life without the gospel in it. What a blessing my life's journey has been and where I have so far landed. Heavenly Father has a plan for all of us. We might not know what it is until we go through it and look back but, rest assured, He is always there throughout the journey and everything certainly does happen for a reason... the good and bad.
I come from a large, crazy family that I seriously adore (no matter how dysfunctional they can be sometimes), and my husband's amazing family addition in my life has been the best bonus I could have ever imagined. I gave birth to our first child in the summer of 2015 and then our second son was born on Christmas morning 2 years later. I am completely obsessed with our boys and being a mommy and wife. Shortly before I became a mom I made the big decision to quit my corporate, Executive Assistant job and fully dedicate myself to being a parent and homemaker because I truly believe that "The most important work you will ever do is within the walls of your own home." I am so grateful we have the ability for me to stay home to raise our kids because I know not every mom can (and some don't want to - to each their own!). But for me, especially knowing what I know now, going through the things I had to endure in the corporate world and the lessons I learned to get me to this point, I absolutely wouldn't have things any other way. Motherhood is HARD, but it really is so worth it and I know it’s something I’ll never regret.
Life is good... God is good...
Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you back here again soon.
~ Mrs. Daum
"It's a Daum good life!"