Meet Teresa

Hi There!
Welcome to Blooming on Bainbridge! I'm Teresa!
A Southern on an island in the Northwest.
If you are new to the blog, I'm delighted to meet you. Blooming on Bainbridge is a lifestyle/food blog. It all began when we moved to the Northwest from the South! It's a place where I share my adventures in the Northwest, travel, blogging friends, learning to sew, hot yoga, hiking, and loving a fur~ball named Doogan. You'll also be hearing about Bags by Bloom, an online handmade business I'm creating. Mostly it's about FOOD. You'll find favorite Southern recipes I grew up making. It won't take long for you to see, that the sweetest treats in life are what's dearest to my heart. 

Trusting and believing in God, since I was a little girl, has grounded me in all aspects of my life. There's not a day I've ever questioned the almightiness of God. As far back as I can remember, I've always believed that God intended for me to LOVE LOVE others...and to LOVE myself. Believing that God is the sole provider of all things good, makes it easy for me to wake up each day knowing that all is well...all is as it should be...and all will be okay. It is only by God's grace and love that I am where I am...that I SMILE as I do...and find JOY in every day.

Life for me is anchored deep within the bonds of family. I'm as close as any girl could be to both my mom and dad. Living 2600 miles away from "home" {The Farm in Alabama} is not easy. The closeness we share connects our hearts across the miles, almost as if we weren't separated at all. 

Twelve years ago God blessed me with Greg...the love of my life. He sent the one and only man I know I was ever meant to share life with.
Greg loves and adores me exactly the way I am. Our best days are spent hiking, sipping coffee outdoors, traveling the world, walking the beach, dreaming about life, enjoying good food and holding hands in church.
As much as Greg would love to be the one and only LOVE in my life, there's a fur~ball named Doogan who has stolen my heart. Doogan is my constant companion. He's who I spend my days with. He's the beam in my heart and the sparkle in my eyes. Doogan is one of the greatest joys in my life. He's a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier. You're sure to read lots about The Fur~Ball on the blog.

If you wanna know more~
I love new notebooks, watermelon with sea salt, bonfires on the beach, animal crackers topped with strawberry jam and wish my name was Sprinkles. My favorite color is pink and I wear flip flops all year long. I love everything about birthdays and cry every time I leave my parents.  My favorite cities are London and Seattle. My favorite countries to visit are Canada and Switzerland. My favorite places are Bainbridge Island and The Farm in Alabama. I strive to live fit but I love sugar cookies piled high with icing and sprinkles. 
For me, life is a journey that never ends. Every day is an opportunity. Living true is constant. I believe in taking the time each day to nourish the body and mind. I believe in compassion and helping all living things. 
In my perfect world...everyone would love who God created them to be. All living creatures would be treated with dignity and respect. God's perfect world would be treasured, not trashed. The broken hearted would never go unnoticed. Goodness would overshadow evil. 
And Ina Garten's recipes wouldn't have any calories.
Thank you for visiting Blooming on Bainbridge.
You are a gift.
Bags by Bloom will be opening soon! 
Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or comments. 
I'd love to hear from you.