Hi, I’m Bethany! Wife to my best friend, Jake, and mama to the sweetest little boy, Emmett and our new baby girl, Hadley.  I am saved by grace and seek to follow Jesus with my life. I live in the western part of Pennsylvania but hail from New Jersey, something I am proud of 😉

waves and lilacs blog

Photography by: Deseree Younes Photography

I am a lover of all things outdoors, especially the ocean and the month of May which brings lilacs (hence, my title).  If I am not traveling, I am usually dreaming about it or planning it. I love to garden in the summer and typically complain about winter, unless it is the month of December. Then I can be found baking up Christmas cookies and decorating our home.

What can be found here? Finding value in the ordinary days of motherhood and being a modern day housewife. I don’t sugar coat it. I try to be honest because life can be so hard and beautiful all at the same time. Here you’ll find essays, recipes, how I’m navigating motherhood and marriage.

Thanks for stopping by and please send me a message. I love meeting new people on here 🙂

xo, bethany rose

waves and lilacs blog