Hello Ladies, my name is Jillian or Jilly and also known as “The Bold Blondie.”
I am a 30-something Wife and Mother who is Deeply Committed to Jesus.
I married my Bible College sweetheart, Jacob. And we have been so graciously blessed with 5 children: 2 beautiful daughters and 3 very loved children in Heaven.
No, I am not a natural Blonde. Shocker, I know.
I spent most of my time growing up in youth group and performing on the stage. I went to Bible College for theatre and then on to Counseling/Life Coaching.
I have been blogging on and off since 2009. I sincerely love it. Being a blogger has opened a lot of doors for me like being paid to teach Social Media courses at the Ohio Christian Writer’s Conference. I also have courses on Serious Writer Academy that anyone can purchase to learn how to use Instagram like a Pro.
Recently I owned a small-town newspaper and dabbled in journalism. It was a lot of fun but I traded in my Lois Lane hat for being a Homeschool Mom.
I have a lot of interests but my heart is devoted to Women’s Ministry and Apologetics. I am currently studying Apologetics and having a fabulous time doing it.
Body Positivity is close to my heart but not in the modern and secular way that the world presents it. I really believe that Satan uses insecurities (LIES) about our bodies and beauty to keep us in bondage. I grew a Body Positive Instagram account of 15,000+ followers until I watched the documentary “American Gospel” and it flipped my entire world upside down. I deleted my Instagram account and decided to take time to hear what God wanted me to be doing with my time and gifts.
This is also when my desire to grow in Theology and in Apologetics really took off. I now use my blog and social media to speak boldly about Jesus, the Gospel, Motherhood, and I so my best to use Fashion/Beauty to glorify God, having fun in the things I love about being a woman.
Most bloggers say something like “Grab a Coffee and Let’s Talk Like Old Friends!” I love that, truly. But I am more of a “Let’s order a large pepperoni pizza with pineapple, put on comfy pants and hoodies, and ugly cry as we gab about the Amazingness of God and how badly we need Him.”
My favorite verse is Titus 2:11-12.
For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age.
One of my favorite things about blogging is being able to collaborate with other Creatives. I’ll share with you brands I love, am partnering with, and want you to love too!
But no pressure, I am not a sales lady here. Though I do sell Mary Kay Cosmetics on the side.
Mothering my littles is the best gift, other than Grace, that I have ever been given. My daughters bring me so much joy and grow me as a Christian and a woman. God is so good as I disciple them, He uses them to teach me too.
I have a huge spot in my heart for women who have suffered infancy loss and miscarriages. Going through 3 myself, I understand the pain and the grief. I also have learned how even in something as tragic as losing a baby, God can be glorified. He is so so good and can always be trusted, especially during the terrible times.
Some Maybe-Sorta Fun Random Facts About Muah:
- I love the color Rose or Rose-Gold.
- Coke Zero is my drink of choice.
- Gone With The Wind is my Favorite Movie.
- The Pineapple is my symbol for Truth. I love Pineapples.
- I have a cat named Socks who I absolutely adore.
- I love Flower Arrangements. Hydrangeas and Roses are my favorite.
- I feel completely naked without some kind of lipstick on.
- I sometimes speak in a British accent. lol. It just comes out. Especially when I am with my Best Friend.
- I wear Wigs. I decided to chop my Bio-Hair, Pixie-Style, and allow it to grow out naturally without using any products or hair dye. So now I wear wigs and I have the most fun time doing it.
- I love listening to Sermons and Theological debates…it’s actually one of my favorite ways to spend my down time.
- Cows are my favorite animals.
- The only sport I love is Hockey and my team is Tampa Bay.
I so appreciate you being here and spending time with me virtually.
May everything we do bring glory to our Heavenly Father.
With Love, Jilly.