It's so good to meet you!! We're Mikaela & Stan (if you see "Stik" anywhere - it's our names, Mik + Stan, together!).
We have learned a lot about life and love over the years. We've traveled together, celebrated victories and walked the trenches side-by-side. We're here to share our journey with you.
Mik is a 20-something south-Jersey girl, grew up in southern New Hampshire and found her favorite home in sunny Austin, Texas. She went to school for and has a career in interior design and works on high end homes in the Austin area currently. Stan is from North Carolina and went to school for Digital Media, and is now a video editor for our home church after starting his career in the entertainment industry.
We're obsessesd with our little fur-monsters - a Shiba Inu named Kevin and a tabby cat, Stevie!
Over the years, we've learned more and more about ourselves and what makes us come alive, the purpose we have, and the dreams for our family. We're both really creative and love exploring new places and creating new things.
Our Passion Project
Have you ever heard of a passion project?! I bet you've got many and might not even know it yet!
Our biggest heart is for people. Relationships are forever and they're worth investing in. Whatever we do, our goal is to bring Jesus, joy, fun, and love to it. We hope that when you leave this space you feel uplifted, supported and inspired.
We love to create and bring dreams to life. Much of our goal in creating is to be able to give more abundantly to those around us in need and cultivate ways that we can make an impact in our community and around the world.
Our Lifestyle Change.
To be honest, Mik really didn't think we would be sharing this much of her health journey this publicly. But we truly feel led to be open-handed with our story, and we hope it will encourage and help you!
In 2015, I (Mik) was diagnosed with a thyroid autoimmune disorder that sent us on a researching frenzy. In December of 2020, I also received another autoimmune (fibromyalgia) diagnosis. Do you know what I mean when I say I forgot what it felt like to feel good? If you do, my heart goes out to you. I get what you're feeling. It's scary, it's isolating, and it's frustrating beyond belief. While these make doing normal life more difficult for me, I try to make it a point to stay joyful and determined through it all (although we all have our days!).
Over the course of the past several years, we've made a lot of lifestyle changes, from slowing down our schedule and resting more, eating more whole foods, and also went low-tox in our home - we pay very close attention to the products we use and the food we eat. Eventually, we began eating a whole food, plant based diet. It took us time to make all these changes! Even though it would be so nice to easily develop new habits overnight, new lifestyle changes take time. And we're so thankful for what we've learned through this process and the changes we've made. It's widened our perspective and deepened our understanding of those around us - especially those struggling with unseen illnesses.
If you want to look more into low-tox living, we'd love to share what we've learned and some of our favorite tools and resources with you. Take a look through this, and reach out to us if you'd like to chat. Everyone deserves to feel good and to be the best version of themselves!
After dating for four years throughout college, we got married on an island in North Carolina in 2014. We've walked through many amazing, joyful seasons and some tough seasons together, moved halfway across the country & lived off an air mattress & plastic cups for a month, we've seen God's healing, restoration & blessings in our marriage & life together, and we are so very thankful for where we are now.
We met on the very first day of college, and became fast friends very quickly - so much so Mik told Stan she didn't want to date him (even though she did) because she was so scared of ruining the sweet friendship. Lucky for us, Jesus must have blocked his ears, because he has no recollection of it.
We moved from the east coast to Austin, Texas two months after we were married and have called this city home ever since. It's true that everything is bigger in Texas, except the trees. When we go back to the east coast we tend to feel a little claustrophobic at first!
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