Welcome, and thank you for reading!
Hello. I’m Holly, a professional writer, and the Midwest native behind Welcoming Simplicity. This is the space where I write about the topics I am most passionate about: wellness, money, homemaking, gardening and my rescue dog Lulu.
Since 2010, this blog has chronicled my simple living journey and has helped me gather insight and inspiration from others. I am an avid runner and enjoy practicing vinyasa yoga regularly. I also share my latest DIY projects and the happenings in my daily life.
I am from Ohio and moved back to the Buckeye state in 2011 after living and working in Indiana for three years. My husband and I now live in an old 1950s cape cod home in Cleveland, Ohio. In 2015 we had a baby girl who turned our world upside down!
In addition to spending time with my family and friends, some of my interests include shopping at garage sales, day tripping, drinking coffee and collecting Lake Erie beach glass. I also enjoy going for walks with our rescue dog Lulu, a Lhasa Apso mix we adopted in 2012 from the Cleveland APL.
In 2010 I became serious about running and went on to complete 10 races the same year, including my first half-marathon, a 12K and a 10K. To date I have now completed more than 40 road races including a 5K with Lulu and a total of three half-marathons.
Outside of writing this blog, I have a journalism degree from Bowling Green State University and work professionally as a freelance writer, editor and proofreader. For more information about my services, and a link to my portfolio, please click the image below:
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As Featured In:
Fitfluential.com: Is Walking Healthier than Running?
PR Newswire: How to Juggle the Demands of Freelancing
Daily Burn: The Weekly Burn: Off to the Races
Cleveland Marathon: Official Race Ambassador 2012 & 2017