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I'm Teri, and I created "A Beautiful Little Life" in February of 2012 to inform and empower women everywhere in order to help them create a beautiful life for themselves and their family.

Why? In 2002, my life started to fall apart. My marriage of 13 years ended and my ex disappeared from the face of the earth; leaving me with 2 little boys, no job, and no money.

That's when I decided that I needed to take control and create the life that I wanted. After lots of hard work and lots of help from all of the great people in my life, I am living my Beautiful Little Life!

My boys are 24 and 20 now and are the greatest kids a mom could ever ask for. I married the man of my dreams on 11/11/11 and we share a mid-century home just west of Minneapolis with our two dogs and two cats.

The little in "A Beautiful Little Life" stands not for small, but instead for uncomplicated. It's not about simple living or depriving yourself, but instead about eliminating drama and unnecessary stress.

What I feature:
Fashion as a form of self-care in order to build confidence, self-esteem, and a stronger sense of self.
Home Decor to create a sanctuary that not only reflects the personality of its inhabitants, but also having the decorating process act as a creative outlet. 
Beauty to enhance self-confidence and to give women the skills they need to look and feel beautiful no matter what the situation. 
Health & Fitness tips to improve overall health and vitality and to encourage self-care. 
Travel to expand our horizons and take a much needed vacation from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. 
Books to expand our minds and to encourage life-long learning. 
Food and Recipes to nourish our bodies. 
Self-Care to encourage feelings of well-being. 
DIY Projects and Crafts to act as a creative outlet, provide stress relief, and to inexpensively furnish the home.
All blog posts are presented with a strong dose of mid-west practicality and some Minnesota nice!

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  1. Hi Teri! Through some sweet serendipity I happened to come across your blog and I must tell you, I'm delighted! I believe we may have been best friends in a former life. Anyway, just wanted you to know you've got a new and excited reader! Have a fabulous weekend!

    1. Thanks Judy! So sweet of you to say such kind words... and just when I needed to hear them the most!