Hi, I’m Bethany! Wife to my best friend, Jake, and mama to the sweetest little boy, Emmett, our sweet and funny, Hadley and a baby on the way (due September!).  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 a positive godly view on 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