Hello! My name is Autumn and I am passionate about learning everyday and living a down to earth life.
The Spirited Violet is my virtual home where I encourage learning and self-discovery everyday through life, adventure, & books. I was the kid who spent hours reading encyclopedias and dressed up as a librarian for my 3rd grade career day. Now I’m the adult who is obsessed with personality systems (ENFP, 4w5) and becomes way too excited about my vintage thrift store finds. I read books of all kinds, listen to a ton of podcasts all day, and find a lot of joy through domestic pursuits. I share my highs and lows because I think both are essential for personal growth.
My husband and I are proof that an awkward blind date can work out and that you can have a one-butt kitchen layout and make good food. I believe in keeping things practical: I don’t use specialty ingredients, I like tried and true products, and I don’t have a pinterest-inspired life. I’m a homebody, but I love traveling as much and we’ve been to 38+ states and 6 countries together since we were married in 2010. I taught Special Education and ESL for several years and decided to become a homemaker + full-time blogger.
I believe in being humble, working hard, and that everyday is a new opportunity to grow. I share my everyday on The Spirited Violet to document my development, but also to connect with like minded people who want to keep discovering.
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. – Maya Angelou
What you’ll find around here beyond my highs and lows
- Affordable outfits
- Realistic homemaking & recipes
- Genuine book recommendations
- Budget friendly travel
- Straight forward self-improvement