The Who, What, and Why

WHO are we?

We are two sisters who once lived on opposite sides of the country and would spend hours conversing about pretty much everything… family, work, love, hopes and dreams, and the deepest yearnings of our hearts. The day came when the stars aligned and we both lived in the same city and are now able to have these conversations in person!

We share a love for beautiful things- for creativity, for music, for art, for culture, for traveling, for people, for photography, for God and for human experiences that deepen understanding.


WHAT is our blog about?

We used to dream about the day we would do a project together that would embody who we are and the beautiful things we both love. One evening we decided to create in our art journals a ‘soul collage’ with the intention of getting a clearer picture of what this blog would be. This is what came from within that night.


Soul Collage

In effort to define what these images meant to us, we narrowed down a list of words that described them and we came up with: Love, Live, Play, Create, Become. These words embody how we want to live our lives and who we want to become! Our blog posts will be tied to at least to one of these five words and some examples of what you might find in future posts are things such as…


Love– Loving others, yourself, and your life

Live– Being fully present and living intentionally and not just by default

Play– Making time to have fun and finding joy in simple things

Create– How to soul collage, ways to use music and art to connect and heal

Become– Shifting the focus from doing to ‘being’ and seeing the big picture

We are by no means experts on all of these topics, but are looking for a space to explore and share ideas with one another on how to BECOME more like these things. We believe that one gains through giving, and our hope is that this blog can be a safe space where people can share their personal experiences, thoughts, insights, and can leave feeling inspired, uplifted, understood, and loved. We are all in this together.


WHY do we blog?

Well that is a good question. Why do we write on this blog? The same reason we do so many other things…and the answer really boils down to…well, love. Yes, love! That is what we want the motivation to be behind all of this; because we love God, we love our families, we love others,  we love ourselves (and this can be the hardest of all sometimes), and we love you.

Let’s be honest, there are often so many things to get done in a small 24-hour period of time, which can make reading or posting on a blog the last thing one has time for! But we feel in our hearts that this is important. We don’t want this is to be a space where one leaves feeling exhausted, discouraged or not “good enough.” We really want to create a space here where one can feel inspired by love instead of being burdened by guilt or feelings of worthlessness. Our hope is that in the midst of ‘to do’ lists, loads of laundry, or emails that have yet to be opened, this space can be one of hope, joy, beauty, strength, insight, and love.


Thanks for coming and sharing this journey with us. Hope you stay awhile.



Meet the Author: Cristi Dame

Cristi is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in child and parent connection. She has a passion for her family, the outdoors, photography, and mint oreos.

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One thought on “The Who, What, and Why”

  1. Dee says:

    Hi Cristi,
    I came across your old blog and post about a visual schedule from a few years back.

    It is pure amazing!

    I **really** would appreciate it if you can send me the file that has all the images on it.

    I tried to find my own online, but without great luck and I am trying to make a visual schedule for my 2 and 3 year old toddlers.

    Please let me know if you can send me these images?

    Thank you so much!


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