Welcome, my name is Rebecca! I am a believer, a proud military wife, Mama of four, and the face behind The Ivy Nest.
I married my high school sweetheart in 2009, he is active duty Air Force, my favorite person, and holds the biggest piece of my heart! We were stationed in Florida for just over eight years and are now living in Ohio. This has been a huge change for our family but we are welcoming our new adventure!
We have four precious babies, Savannah, Samuel, Ellis, and Clara. We welcomed sweet Savannah who is now with Jesus in 2013 (you can read more about her story here), our rainbow baby Samuel in 2015, miscarried our little Ellis June in 2018, and then joyfully welcomed our second rainbow baby, Clara in 2019. Being a Mom is one of the hardest things I've ever done and yet is also by far my greatest joy!
My love for writing started after losing our first daughter; I truly believe God allowed me to use it as a way to grieve and also remember by sharing her story. The Ivy Nest is a symbol of two things for me: faithfulness and strength. Ivy can grow even in the harshest of conditions, and actually does best in the shade. Looking back now, some of the darkest parts of our journey were truly where I have felt the most healing take place. You can read more about our namesake here!
My hope in creating The Ivy Nest was to have a place to share my heart, our story, and my love of home decor and DIY projects! On any given night you can find me in what I call my "cozy clothes" snuggled up on the couch with ALL the linen scented candles going. I wear my heart on my sleeve & believe in keeping things real, am obsessed with paper straws, frequent the Target dollar bins & clearance sections, love every shade of beige, and enjoy making our house a home!
Thank you for stopping by, I hope you will stay awhile!