Hi, I'm Toni-a 31-year-old on a journey to love fully and share it with others!

Before we begin I have to tell you: You are loved and you are worthy!! Life ain’t easy, but you’re doing it!! You are gorgeous! And amazing! And you visited my blog, so you’re smart too! ; )

Here’s what you’ll find when you visit This Simple Love:


I’ve loved God my whole life. But sometimes I tried to make him fit into a neat little box. Recently I’ve been learning who he is, his nature, his promises, his love for us. I’m learning all we need in life is his Word and his voice, and yes, I’m actually reading the Bible! Have you opened it recently? It’s pretty amazing.


I married my high school sweetheart. We’ve been in love for 14 years and married for 7. I wish there was a present tense word for being “married.” When you date you’re “dating” but when you say “I do”...you’re “married.” But it’s active! And it’s a choice every single day! I’m learning how to be the best wife I can possibly be and how to fully love and be loved.


I try to make lifestyle choices and build habits that keep my body healthy and my mind calm. I also love organizing, so two topics I wrote about right away are capsule wardrobes and bullet journaling. I’m learning how to make mindful decisions and green choices.


I’m no expert, but I’m passionate about all of these topics, and I'm so excited to share them with you!

About the Author:

  • I grew up in a small-ish town in North Carolina.

  • I’m an international teacher and my husband Michael is a dive instructor.

  • We’ve taught in Kuwait for 2 years, Bali for 3 years and now live in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico!

  • I have three adorable nieces and two lovely sisters. Good work Mom and Dad!

  • Did I mention I love bullet journaling? Nerd alert!

  • I love to travel and was able to step foot in 29 countries before I was 30 years old. I know- only one away from “30 before 30” but I’ll take it!

  • I’m a yogi and a vegetarian. Or is it pescatarian? Or lacto-ovo….I’m a Toni-tarian.

  • While we’re talking about food…French. Fries. Can we count the potato as a healthy vegetable again?

  • I married the best barista in the world, lived in Indonesia and am now a full blown coffee snob. It’s not my fault!

  • I’m happiest with sand on my feet, salt in my hair and sun on my skin! Life is right when I can live in my bathing suit on the weekends.

You're still reading? And we're not related?? God bless you! Now pour yourself a cup of coffee, sit back and read away!