Hello! I’m Natalie! Author of The Busy Budgeting Mama.com,
Founder of HAPPY MOMMY BOX and Author of the
Children’s Book, ‘Mommy Has an Angel.’
I also love to design and sell fun printables in
my etsy shopPretty Paperie Printables.

I’m Married to my college sweetheart, Ben.
We hug and and he fake snores at least every other day and
it still makes me laugh every time.
Parenthood is exhausting and awesome.
We have three little adorable rascals. Sophia, Sienna and Micah.

I have the desire to live a creative, beautiful, joyful life,
even though I don’t have much time or money to spare,
I share on my blog how I try to do that through all
our family life and adventures!
I strive to celebrate motherhood on my blog..
and be a place online where women can go that want
to live a faith filled, family centered, creative and JOYFUL life!
You can view/download my Media Kit HERE.
Some of my most Popular Posts can be found HERE!

We currently live in Charlotte after many years up north!
I keep busy making our house a home, raising babies,
doing DIY projects and cooking my family yummy food.
I will use any excuse to throw a party.
I’m probably posting during nap time instead of cleaning.
I love T-Swift dance parties in the kitchen. I do not like sharks, laundry or snakes. In that order.



I am guilty of making cookies just to sneak scoops of the cookie dough. I could live OFF of Chick-Fil-A and live IN IKEA.
I love being a wife and mom..and all our adventures.
My kids bring so much joy into my life..and not much sleep. I am an avid promoter of Domestic Violence Awareness since recently losing my best friend.
I’m passionate about design and making things pretty. I love Jesus.. my Catholic faith.. my family and my friends. I have loved sharing our family life and projects… connecting and sharing with other women.. and being inspired by fellow bloggers/social media lovers!
One thing I have discovered through blogging… Is the desire we have, as mothers… for community, support, inspiration & encouragement.
 I am so excited and grateful for those of you who have found your place on my blog!
I strive to always be a real and honest blogger you can connect with!
Want to know more about our family? Read our Story {so far!}
Hi Natalie! I am a fairly new reader of your blog (within the last 6ish months), and I just have to share with you that your posts, past and present, have helped me tremendously as a (stay/work at home) mama. I have two girls and a third baby on the way (we find out Friday what it is)! We moved away from most of our family and all of our friends and live in a little town where we are still getting acquainted, so I have been pretty lonely. Your blog helps me feel like I’m not all alone out here in the crazy world of motherhood. You are such an inspiration to me and I just felt I had to share that with you!
Thank you for all that you share with the world. Know that you are always reaching someone in such an amazing, positive way.”

“Hello Natalie. My name is Stefania, I live in Uruguay (southamerica), I’m also a mama of a three year old girl named Emilia (Emily) and I follow your blog from a couple of years now … I discover your blog in Pinterest, and I found it truly amazing!!! I just wanted to say that you really inspire me to be a better mama, wife and person! I really admire your work, your creativity and beautiful heart!! You really have a beautiful family…. you’re very lucky!!
Your new blog…… I loved it!! Keep making all mamas inspired!!! :)
Best wishes, Stefania”

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17 Comments on MEET NATALIE

  1. Nicole
    May 6, 2014 at 9:04 am (1 year ago)

    Love the new blog design! And the video is adorable :)

  2. Marie-So
    May 6, 2014 at 8:40 pm (1 year ago)

    Nathalie, this is simply wonderful! You radiate! Your family joy of living is reflected in your photos! What a beautiful family and it is incredibly beautiful to see how all your efforts come to amazing results on all life levels! Congratulations!

  3. Francesca
    May 6, 2014 at 11:10 pm (1 year ago)

    Love, love, love the new design. You are an amazing mama!! Miss you dearly :)

  4. Denise Ross
    May 7, 2014 at 7:20 am (1 year ago)

    Love the new website. It was nice to hear your voice, a bit like putting a face to your name kind of thing :). I love reading your blog and do get a lot of ideas, laughs and empathy for your hard yakka times. I’m a little ahead of your in the parenting days – my kids are olde st son now 18 yrs first year of college, daughter 16 yrs grade 11 and son 8 yrs grade 3. I’ve got to say I’m glad you’re enjoying and recording your crazy days because, I know I sound like an oldie now lol but the time seriously flys by so fast. Life is certainly an adventure on every level. :)

  5. Heather
    May 9, 2014 at 2:11 am (1 year ago)

    I am head over heels for your posts and soak it up as much as I can. Inspirational for someone trying to break through the wall of a new business. Please check out my handcarved, custom stamps featuring your own child’s artwork, signatures or anything else you would love to make paper pretty!!


    • natalie
      May 9, 2014 at 8:38 am (1 year ago)

      Hey! you are so sweet. and your shop is adorable!!

  6. Heather L
    May 9, 2014 at 3:50 pm (1 year ago)

    Thank you for checking out my shop. I really appreciate it!!! I sent a private email to you (which I’m sure you get 50,000 of), I was hoping you would consider partnering for a giveaway, collaborating on a feature for MoreThanMyNextBreath or letting me guest post? Please check your email for details and more about me

    • natalie
      May 10, 2014 at 10:05 am (1 year ago)

      yes let me get back to you! we can chat options!

  7. Molly
    May 10, 2014 at 1:26 am (1 year ago)

    The read our story so far link isn’t working. Just an FYI (:

    • natalie
      May 10, 2014 at 10:05 am (1 year ago)

      thank you!! just fixed the link :)

  8. Allison Metheny
    June 4, 2014 at 3:40 pm (12 months ago)

    I absolutely love your blog! I know you did a tutorial on editing your pictures, but I was curious and the tools and equipment you use for your family videos such as the Christmas card. I love the transitions and slow motion! I’m dying to do projects like these so any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    • Natalie
      July 29, 2014 at 8:28 pm (10 months ago)

      hey! I actually use imovie. :) play around with it and you’ll be able to pick it up quick! I watched you tube videos to help me learn :)

  9. Rebecca
    June 19, 2014 at 10:09 pm (11 months ago)

    That is the best About section I have EVER seen! Having a video was a great choice, and you rocked it!

  10. Jen
    July 15, 2014 at 12:55 pm (10 months ago)

    I love love your blog! I have been following before having my first baby. Now I’m pregnant with baby No.2. You actually inspired me to start my own little blog. Any inside on how to have a fabulous blog like yours?

    Thank you,

    God bless your precious family :)

    September 7, 2014 at 8:51 am (9 months ago)

    I loved your video, thought it was so cute and sincere.

  12. Carrie Baker
    March 11, 2015 at 12:27 pm (2 months ago)

    Hi Natalie,

    I came across your blog today through another blogger’s website and think you would be perfect for something my company is doing. I work for a company called Mary Square. We are a small, women owned, Christian-based gift company that makes products to encourage and inspire. All of our products have subtle scripture or inspirational messaging on them. We are already in over 600 retail stores across the U.S., including Lifeway, Family Christian Stores, Hobby Lobby, Mardel, Micheal’s, etc., but we are looking to grow our online presence. Check us out: http://www.marysquare.com.

    We are looking for a like-minded blogger to work with. We want to work together to create your own product, your own idea, complete with personal branding. Could be a gift idea, a home decor item, clothing item, anything really (within reason, lol). The catch is that we would want you to blog about the process (developing your idea, meeting with us, designing the product, approving samples from the manufacterer, etc.). When you have a spare minute, would you mind taking a look at the details (in the link)? You can email me back directly with questions. We feel this is a win-win opportunity and want to spread the news! Thanks!



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