Hello, friends! I’m Danielle and I live just outside of Atlanta, GA. On most days, you’ll find me in my cozy home working and/or creating! Chances are I’m in my comfy clothes, there’s coffee in hand, music’s blasting and my fluffy pup is snuggled right up next to me. I am a wife, blogger, letterer, painter, & singer/songwriter, who loves all things music, baking, fashion, DIY and home.
My husband and I moved to GA in September of last year, from Austin, TX! We were in Austin for 2.5 years and absolutely loved our season of life spent in that amazing, unique city. But we were feeling and received confirmation from God that it was time for us to move closer to family again, buy our first home and settle down.
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 is my biggest passion and what I hope to pursue more than anything, but it felt like the thing I wanted to do most was the farthest from my reach. I felt like if I couldn’t pursue music, then I had nothing else to offer. But I started to get involved with different creative forms, and things began to appeal to me that I never thought in a million years I would be able to pursue. I became inspired very quickly by different calligraphers, artists, and bloggers which led me to learning how to handletter, work with acrylics and watercolors, and eventually dive into the world of blogging! I attended workshops, watched tutorials, and pretty much just practiced my butt off to get the hang of things as best as I could!
I eventually opened up an Etsy shop, called Lowly Designs, where I started selling my creations and offered custom work to clients! From there, came the desire to create my blog, that would allow me to showcase the many different interests and passions I have, as well as a place to just have some fun and share my thoughts on life.
When I opened my Etsy shop, the name Lowly Designs came from a very significant place for me. I have always striven to be a humble, kind and caring person, but more importantly, It is my desire to exemplify Christ in all that I say and do. He is the perfect example of true humility, in every way. When He was on this earth, He lowered Himself so that He could be with us. He was selfless, pouring out love, mercy, grace, kindness, compassion, and hope to all He encountered. Jesus showed us how to be like Him, and how to bring Him glory on this earth. Lowly stands for that perfect meekness and humility He possessed and that I strive towards daily. It is a constant reminder of the person of Jesus and how I have the ability to love others well, because of who He is and all that He has done. And so when it was time to pick a name for my blog, The Lowly Life came to me and I just couldn’t let it go.
Matthew 11:29 says, “Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Jesus portrayed the truest example of humility and has made it possible for us to be forgiven, cleansed and transformed, so that we can be more like Him in this way. It is my prayer that this blog is a source of joy and encouragement to every person that stops by!
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