Hello, friends! I’m Danielle and I am SO happy that you’re here.
I am a wife, mama, maker, calligrapher, artist and singer/songwriter, living in a cozy little A-frame just outside of Gainesville, GA. On most days, you’ll find me at home with my sweet baby girl and fluffy pup. Chances are I’m in my comfy clothes, there’s coffee in hand, records are playing and I’m either creating something or watching an episode of Gilmore Girls, Downton Abbey, Great British Bake Off, or Parenthood in my free time.
My husband and I moved to GA in September of last year, all the way from Austin, TX! We were in Austin for 2.5 years and absolutely loved our season of life spent in that amazing city. But we felt that it was time for us to move on, settle down closer to family, buy our first home and start a family of our own in Georgia. Check, check, and check!
Back in 2015, I came to Austin pretty discouraged, as far as where I felt like my life was headed and how that wasn’t even close to where I wanted to be. Music, specifically worship leading, is my biggest passion and what I love to pursue more than anything else, but it felt like the thing I wanted to do most was the farthest from my reach at the time. I felt like if I couldn’t pursue music or lead worship, then I had nothing else to offer, which is foolish, I know. But I started branching out and trying new things, things I never thought in a million years I would be able to pursue and discovered different skills and talents I had. I developed a love for art, lettering and crafting and those became very regular parts of my day to day life, and eventually, I became interested in the world of blogging and decided to dive on into that as well!
When I first created “The Lowly Life”, what inspired me initially to choose that name was the aspect of humility attached to the term “lowly”. I have always desired to live a life of complete humility before God and to exemplify the character of Jesus, that was so beautifully and perfectly displayed. And while that purpose will still rule supreme in all that I do, the Lord placed fresh vision on my heart at the end of 2017 and has taken things in a new, yet perfectly aligned direction for my blog.
The Lowly Life exists to: Encourage, inspire and empower others to live more simply, fully, intentionally and humbly, all for the glory of God. This is something I have become super passionate about over the past few years and am so excited to represent. I have personally struggled and seen others in my life struggle with pursuing more simplistic, intentional lifestyles, failing to be fully present in their lives and relationships, and so this message really hits home for me.
Another huge aspect of change for The Lowly Life this year and something I’m really passionate about, is community. I am going to be incorporating more like minded people into what I do, allowing them to share their passions and hearts with you all on things that pertain to my overall mission. I’ve been so blessed and inspired by some amazing people in my life, and cannot wait to feature them here, so that they can speak into your lives and also just give you some fun ideas, tips and tricks to try! We’re going to be covering SO MANY amazing topics here that will touch on every area of life, and I’m just looking so forward to having a community on board with me to share them with you all.
I think it’s super important for us all to take a step back and remember just how precious life is, asking ourselves if we are truly living ours in the best, most God glorifying way. There is SO MUCH life to live and enjoy outside of all the petty, meaningless things we can allow to take up our time. I want to challenge myself and others to find ways that we can lay aside meaningless distractions and fill more of our lives with what matters most.
Thank you so much for checking out my blog, friend! If you’d like to see to what I’m up to everyday, you can follow me on Instagram @thelowlylife and see what I’m loving over on Pinterest @thelowlylife
For His glory,