I’m Faith.

I’m from the sticks of North Carolina.  I have a serious twang and a penchant for bluegrass music.  I also hate bugs and being in the middle of nowhere.

I used to be a big-time magazine editor.  Now I’m a wife and a mama, a writer and photographer.

I ain’t rich, but I’s happy.


Mmm.  This good-lookin’ man is my husband, Simon.  He hails from England, where he grew up eating Marmite and dancing to “the Hokey Cokey.”

He works with the homeless and loves sound.

We got married in 2007, and then came…


Adlai. Pronounced “Add-lie.”  Two syllables, long i.

He was born in November 2010.

He likes dinosaurs and Darth Vader, and he can probably eat more pancakes than you.

  We like him alright, I guess.


Two-and-a-half years later, Koa was born.

His name means “joy”.  I’d say that’s about right.

We live just north of London, but sometimes we say London to sound cooler.

Want to know how a Carolina girl got herself all the way to England?

Read our love story:

How to Rope an Englishman

25 responses to “Hi.

  1. What a great story, you have a beautiful family!

    http://www.jenniferlang.blogspot.com My Family of Three

  2. Christian Stokes

    Hi there Dunn girllie! Happy Birthday! Your family is lovely! Adlai is very handsome! His cute little expressions and squinchy faces remind me so much of you and little sis Cat too! I have so many wonderful memories of those lost moments in time!

  3. Moment Matters

    Lucky Adlai in an incredible family =)

  4. The sticks of North Carolina to north of London quiet a shift in universe, London is great but a cultural apart from the rest of the world, good to be working with the homeless though always remember the hungry

  5. foroneplease

    beautiful!!! :) extra XOxos to Adlai

  6. I am obsessed with your website! It beautiful and every time I click on something its just as, if not more so, beautiful! Cheers!

  7. Loving your blog. So light and refreshing. Like a mimosa!

  8. Love your blog. Congrats on being freshly pressed; you deserve it!

  9. great blog! so glad to find you on freshly pressed and i will come back to visit! it looks beautiful and the words you have written are great too. we are in london too….and it is the best city ever….aside from the weather we have had this summer!

  10. So darn great the Lady from Carolina.The darn husband,so cool,is it real.UUUU the darn long trip to Eagland than to London,so darn proper family you do have.Aye god bless your family!!!!!!!!!!!!!!MOCE MADA!

  11. Hi! I read this blog and it gave me an idea to write my first post… Thanks!

  12. What a beautiful family! God bless!

  13. Hi, I am looking forward to reading your blog entries. You have a talented way of writing.

  14. I am really glad I found your blog. It is great!


  15. Super cute! I love your blog!

  16. Hi Faith! So glad to have found your blog! I’m really enjoying it :) Cheers!

  17. I’m coming back to read more,,, my garden is calling me and I need to get out there before it is too hot out ! Tempting just to stay in my cozy woman cave and keep reading, Can’t wait to read “How to Rope an Englishman”. I just love hearing other peoples’ love story. Hey, what a great idea to blog about. Thanks!

  18. Does your little boy speak with a British accent? :)

  19. Hi, Faith! I must say that you have a really gorgeous son. Lucky you! My sister also lives in UK :)


    What a great life ( Y’all ) you, your husband and Adlai have… it’s to the point and helpful to people that need help! More need to follow your example. I’m from the South also…I live in Memphis, Tn. – land of disturbed drivers and Elvis impersonators…I was born in California, raised around St. Louis, Mo. and not in my wildest dreams, did I ever think I would become a ‘Southern Gentleman’ with a Southern accent…my Yankee friends call me on the phone just to hear me talk so they can hear my “Southern” accent…

  21. Hi Faith,
    Love your blog. I wish FL beaches had an espresso van, lol. I was one of your silent followers before you were “pressed” and just now speaking up. I am originally from North Dakota and now live in Florida. I am really enjoying the southern living (love hot weather so that helps a lot)! I can see why you miss it, but hey, you get to live in England!!! I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blog Award. Check out my post at http://www.floraseasons.com.

  22. Gigi wanders


  23. Greetings from California! I’m bored at work so I decided to browse your blog on my iphone during lunch break.
    I love the information you provide here and can’t wait to take a look
    when I get home. I’m shocked at how fast your blog loaded on my
    mobile .. I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G ..
    Anyhow, wonderful site!

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