About Me

Welcome to my blog.

Hi! My name is Alycia. My parents, siblings, and hubby call me "Boo." I love making new friends and am tickled that you've stopped by today.

I am a daughter of the King of Kings, wife of an engineer, and mother of four plus one. Even though I'm a cat person, I'm chaser of two dogs.

Our home is full of personality ...

I am also a writer. An editor. And a creator of many things ... stories, photos, memes, scrapbooks, jewelry, crocheted things. I have too many ideas and not enough time. I have stories in multiple devotionals and anthologies. My flash fiction piece, Remember No More, was featured in Splickety Love magazine's 3.1 edition and won 3rd place in the 2012 Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference contest. I am the BRMCWC co-director's {Edie Melson} assistant. I've edited many award-winning books. And I have an Etsy shop that needs listings. (Maybe one day soon I'll get around to taking care of that.)

My biggest passion in life is encouraging other women, whether they're 16, 18, 21, 25, 29, or 20-something at heart. It took me too long to realize just how precious I was. How I was truly loved. How many gifts were wrapped up inside of me, waiting to be shared with those in my life. How I was created with purpose. And that abundant, joyful, victorious life full of love was within reach if I would stretch out my fingertips and take it.  

I don't want others to wait as long as I did to realize this about themselves, and that is what this little humble blog in a sea of millions is about.

I hope you'll stay awhile. That you'll join me in this journey. That as I share my heart, my hopes, and my dreams you'll share yours too. I love to listen. To hear your heart thoughts.

My promise to you is that I will do my absolute very best to bring you snippets of inspiration and encouragement to be all that God created you to be and to live abundantly in His grace. I wish to build a community of young women (no matter what age your earth suit is) who will dare to dream BIG together, to live life to its fullest, and to be evidence that we don't have to settle for second best.  

You'll find all types of posts at least three times a week. Sometimes I'll blog through a book I'm reading that I'm particularly fond of. Some days I'll share some of my photography. Others, I'll share my top ten reasons for {fill in the blank}. Maybe I'll invite someone I admire to write a post. And other times I'll write what God has put on my heart for that moment. I may post some of my fiction here. Once in a while you may find a giveaway. But you'll always find a takeaway. At least I hope you will. I'll do my best to provide one.

And if I slip up some week because the kids are sick or we've decided to take a vacation or I'm away at a conference, I pray you'll be patient. And I promise I'll return quickly.

Will you join me? If yes, you may do so here:


Here are a few other places you can find me on the web:
Google +
My Etsy Shop 
The Write Editing (My and Andrea Merrell's blog for writers)


  1. A beautiful start. Looking forward to more words of encouragement.

  2. I love the pictures of your family and enjoyed getting to know you and the heart behind your writing!

    1. Thanks, Gretchen! I look forward to getting to know you too!
      ~ Alycia


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