Eli = 9 months-20


I’m Mindy.  I’m one of those who loves making things by hand, being cozy, sharing tea & coffee, watching action movies, classic movies, BBC TV, and handling fine point pens. I love Jesus, and am beyond grateful for His grace–where would I be without it?

I’m an old creative soul who loves to write, and loves staying home with these three wonderful, active, light-up-my-life kidlets (that often keep me from writing, or inspire my writing) :

Eli = 9 months-6

I’m an English/Communications major who worked in the wild world of television as a Researcher/Casting/Production Coordinator for five years before choosing to stay at home with my two munchkins and experience all the wonder that comes with having children. And grossness. And hilarity. And exhaustion. These little years only happen once, and so here I am, beyond grateful to my husband for this opportunity, and with camera {& coffee} in hand.

Raul, my happiness of 10 years, balances our crazy well. He is the cream in my coffee, the books on my shelf. He completes me, and makes me laugh harder than anyone I know. Still.

The Importance of Words.

I keep journals regularly, and encourage everyone I know to keep them. Written words are my first language, and a source of solace!

This blog was partly born as a space of reflection after losing my mom to primary pulmonary hypertension in February 2012, after a five-year battle.  If you know anyone who has this condition, my heart goes out to you, and to them–if you ever need support, I’m available to talk with you, and be a source of information, hope, and encouragement.

Loss changes you, as many of you can attest to. But even though part of me will be silent forever, other parts have had the opportunity to deepen and grow, and these parts can’t be silent. It’s important to keep communicating, stay connected, praise God for his mercy and patience, and be quick to offer a kind word to anyone who may need it. I am here to offer that to you, along with the wonderful silliness that happens everyday around here.

Thanks for visiting! Be well, and say hello! I’m a firm believer in “just because” notes.

Kindly, M

E-mail: vintageplum (AT) yahoo.com

2 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Mindy,
    So glad you are continuing with your blogging. I love to read your words, and see your cute pics of your munchkins!!

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