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Northern Kentucky
My name is Deva. I live in Northern Kentucky with my husband and our cats. I am a photographer and writer by nature and I love coffee. Welcome!
Interests: Photography, chocolate, cooking, writing, music
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My word for 2018 came quickly, easily: Brave. Brave, not slow. Brave, not perfect. Bravely take action. Brave - take the jump. Brave because I tend to overthink everything and look too many times before I leap. Sometimes never leaping.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2018 at Deva by Definition
At the start of 2017, I decided, after much deliberation (and with the help of Lara Casey's Powersheets), that my word of the year would be Bloom. The idea of blooming came on the heels of a very busy 2016... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2018 at Deva by Definition
There is something magical about Christmas. It's a light in the darkness of winter, glowing brightly as we rush toward the New Year. Houses alit in white and candy-colored lights are awe-inspiring. Trees in windows evoke warm gatherings and full... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2017 at Deva by Definition
When I open my home to friends, I am offering a home and a place of rest. I am sure I am not the only one who scrambles to tidy when a friend visits. Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2017 at Deva by Definition
It's fall but doesn't feel like fall. Not every day. Not yet. Coming from the midwest I expect crisp, cool air, bright colors, crispy leaves, and the smell of woodsmoke in the air when I step out the door at... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2017 at Deva by Definition
It's October in North Texas and it's still pretty darn warm. Most days are still in the 80s and 90s, but fall is coming, as I find more crisp days happening each week. Soon it will be boots and jeans... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2017 at Deva by Definition
In May, a month after I stopped working, we joined a gym. Before my son was even an idea, I was a fitness junkie. You could search the archives of my blog for old posts about fitness, diet, exercise, and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2017 at Deva by Definition
The question seemed simple: what delights you? It came up in a voxer conversation I was having with my writing group, and it made me pause and think, because I find joy in so many things, but delight? I wish... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2017 at Deva by Definition
I’ve never been what you would call a patient person. I frustrate easily. I don’t like to play new games because it takes me a while to catch on to their rules or strategies. When given the option to open... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2017 at Deva by Definition
I have a confession: I really like bread. Like, really good bread. Sourdough is one of my biggest weaknesses. So is chocolate. They make good toast. But not for lunch. Okay, maybe for lunch. But that isn't how I've been... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2017 at Deva by Definition
Dear first-time mama, I see you. And I want to tell you it's ok. It's okay to be nervous as a first-time mom about the life you're growing. I see you contemplating the maternity pants with your barely-there bump and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2017 at Deva by Definition
When you were born, the nurses laid you on my chest as you squawked, confused by your sudden entry into our cold and bright world. Your hair was dark and slick; your skin mottled and soft as flower petals. "Hello!... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2017 at Deva by Definition
Blooming. Blossoming. Similar, right? When I set out to choose my word for 2017 way back in January, I had no hesitation in my choice: Bloom. And while it feels odd to be talking about my choice of word for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2017 at Deva by Definition
Most of us know that moving is hard, whether it's cross-town or cross-state. I don't know how many of us really know how difficult it can be to move cross-country. I moved cross-state once, then out of state (sort of.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2017 at Deva by Definition
Y'all remember when I told you that we moved to the Dallas 'burbs? Yeah, so, let's talk about that. I was going to share a list of things I've learned since becoming a stay-at-home-mom (let's get real, since becoming a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 at Deva by Definition
Today feels like spring. Well, this morning does. The light is warm and low, the air is crisp but warming up, and it feels like a good morning where, if we still lived in Kentucky, I'd be walking to get... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2017 at Deva by Definition
A post shared by Deva C (@deva_defined) on Apr 24, 2017 at 6:48am PDT Its been a while, I know. Almost a year - but who's counting? A lot can happen in a year, and a lot has happened. It's... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2017 at Deva by Definition
I feel like there is a huge emphasis on the postpartum "new mom bod" in our society. Every time a celebrity has a baby there is lots of press touting her getting her body back, or how she looks post-baby.... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2016 at Deva by Definition
Sunday was Mother's Day. It's also the day that Oscar turned four months old. I can't believe I've been a mom for four months. It feels like it's been far less and far more time than that. At four months,... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2016 at Deva by Definition
Ever since Oscar was born, I've become extra efficient and even more organized than I was before. I had time management down pat - or so I thought. Now? I feel like my time management skills have been thrown into... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2016 at Deva by Definition
Oh heyyyy! So this little man is now 3 months old. Time is FLYING! I'm more and more starting to feel like I'm getting the hang of this mom thing. Or just being a mom. I know how Oscar cries... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2016 at Deva by Definition
So in 2015, my word of the year was grow. I wanted to grow as a person and grow in other ways. I wanted to approach a multitude of things in life with an attitude of growth. That being said,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2016 at Deva by Definition
It's been a while. I know. You see, one of my plans for the New Year was to get back into blogging regularly. I chose my verb for 2016 (which I plan to blog about soon!), and was all set... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2016 at Deva by Definition
I am having just a little trouble wrapping my head around the fact that we are pretty much one week from December. Where did this year go? It's flown, is really the only answer. I'm now very nearly into single-digit... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2015 at Deva by Definition
I'm four weeks into my hypnobirthing class and after writing about how I feared labor? I am feeling way better about the whole thing - going into labor, giving birth, and feeling really really good about my choice of childbirth... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2015 at Deva by Definition