Hello There!

Hello and welcome to With Authentic Joy!

I am so happy to have you on board this wild adventure with me. If you’re the type of person that lives each day with hygge, then grab a cup of tea, snuggle up in a cozy blanket, and relax.

Here at With Authentic Joy, I’m going to give you a glimpse of my life from anywhere between food, fun adventures, marriage, healthy lifestyles, and everything else authentic!

I have always had the dream of becoming a blogger. I love to talk and share ideas with others who have a similar way of thinking. Knowing we’re all a part of a community that supports and encourages one another is so refreshing!

I’m going to start this off strong with a few things about myself to give you an idea who the heck you’ll be reading about from now on. So, here we go:

  1. My name is Mary Kathryn Vertefeuille and I was born in Iowa, grew up in Minnesota, went to college in Wisconsin, and now live in Connecticut. (um, what?)
  2. I have the COOLEST parents in the whole world and three other just as awesome siblings. We all live in 5 different towns so that’s kinda sad at times.
  3. My husband (Noah) and I were just married on May 18th, 2019!
  4. Fun fact: I met Noah online from over ONE THOUSAND miles away. (Don’t worry. That story will come someday.)
  5. My favorite food groups include ice cream, dense bread (bring on the carbs), sushi, and Chick-fil-a.
  6. Coffee is my faveeee but I’m not one of those gals that equate a frappucinno to the real deal. (Don’t get me wrong. I loooove a good frappe once in a blue moon)
  7. I am OBSESSED with the Duggar family and low key wish I could meet them. (I did get within arms distance of a few of the sisters once at a conference and pretty much lost my mind)
  8. I love Jesus a whole heck of a ton.
  9. Home improvement and decoration are some of my passions and I wish I had a lifetime supply of Hobby Lobby gift cards for the rest of my life.
  10. I would describe my home style as Not-Antique-But-Not-Modern-Farmhouse with a touch of Boho.
  11. Blogging has always been something I’m interested in. For now, it’s a fun side hobby to help relieve the normal stresses of life. Who knows where it’ll end up later in life!
  12. I love baking so much and have a personal relationship with my Kitchenaid mixer.
  13. So, this may be a shocker, but I really don’t like reading. I was the student that used Sparknotes for all novels in high school.
  14. I used to hate running, then I learned to like it, then I hated it again, and now I’m trying to remind myself how much I used to like it again. So far, I still hate it.
  15. I’m 6′ 0″ and my husband is 6′ 6″, so I’m still able to wear heals and feel confident. as. heck.
  16. My current playlists on Spotify include Lauren Daigle, Luke Combs, and Ira Wolf.
  17. I can’t even explain to you how much I want to be a momma. I am just so darn excited.
  18. One of my favorite places to travel to is Northern Minnesota near Lake Superior.
  19. The Parent Trap is one of my favorite movies. But, the one with Lindsay Lohan.
  20. The corner pieces on brownies are the best. Hands down.

Wow, still reading, huh? Kuddos to you! If you think I’m semi interesting now, just WAIT for what plans I have in mind for the future of this blog! Check out the pictures below for a mini-glimpse of who I am!

Honestly ladies, I am so grateful for you already. I can’t thank you enough for stopping by and checking out my lifestyle blog. Shoot me a comment down below and introduce yourself! I can’t wait to get to know you.

Authentically Yours, Mary

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