Hello! I’m Krista Gilbert and if I could pull a chair up close to you over a steaming hot cup of coffee I would. I love people and life stories. I’m also crazy about Jesus, my family, creating a cozy home, sunsets on North Idaho lakes, long talks by a campfire, going really fast down ski runs, a good lipstick, and homemade salsa.

I believe in love – that it changes us, transforms us, and heals us. I am convinced that the path to meaningful relationships begins with honesty, authenticity, and vulnerability. While we won’t ever get to perfection, we can strive for real and meaningful, and that draws out the best in life and relationships.

And that is what this space is all about. It’s about learning how to celebrate well and draw out the joy in the big and the small. It’s about making room for purpose and passion. It’s about designing a life around our values and priorities, instead of simply reacting to what comes our way. It’s about real conversations that talk about the hard and the beautiful.

Around here we also get very practical. Much of life is in the day to day, so we share that too. Whether it’s meal planning, travel, or how to celebrate milestone birthdays, we explore ideas that might be fun and meaningful for your life and family.

I have a motto: live well, love deeply. Stick around and let’s figure out how to do this together!

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