Hi, friend! I'm Leah O'Connell.

Most days you can find me at some point or another either:

 

> playing with my adorable daughter, Kira  (she was born in October, 2015 and has been a giggly ball of joy literally since the day she learned to laugh

> walking my energetic furball named Bourbon (he's a 3 year old Australian Shepherd named after the bar my husband and I met at in college )

> trying out yummy new recipes (I cook and eat by an "anti-diet, real food" mentality. I love "upgrading" recipes with simple, quality ingredients, although I have a serious weakness for a late night bowl of cereal or anything related to s'mores.

> cuddling with my hubby while catching up on our current Netflix obsession (hubby = Matt aka simultaneously the spark behind my fire and the calm behind my storm aka a pretty incredible guy.)

> or working at my desk with a cold cup of coffee next to me. (cause I've already warmed it up 5 times but keep forgetting to actually drink it -- story of my life.)

 

 

I have big dreams and a constant hunger for growth and service. Aside from my work, you can also find me serving at my church where I lead worship as a vocalist. I love waking up early to exercise and read before the house wakes up - I'm what some may call an "introverted extrovert" and seriously need that "me time." Our little family loves to go hiking and just generally find anything active to do outdoors.

While in this season of life, I'm most often sporting leggings and a pony-tail, picking play-doh off my shirt, making and cleaning up snacks, and playing dress-up, I've discovered the amazing joy in savoring the little things along with the art of switching my hats between wife, mom, friend, and boss. And trust me, that's definitely an art.

With my work hat on, I aim to serve and inspire both families and creatives to savor the blessings of life in every season. My mission is to bring glory to God through the light I put out into the world and serve with a heart of love.