Hello there! I’m Karen Drake and this is my blog. This little space is where document and share my everyday life (and adventures!) through words and photos.
I’m a young wife with a hopeless coffee addiction, a love for adventure (but also for cozy days at home), a passion for positivity, and an obsession with capturing the beauty of the beauty of the world around me on camera.
I lived my whole life in Florida until I married my husband, Levi, in 2014 and moved here to Edmonton, Alberta. You could say it was a little bit of a change for me. ;) In the nearly three years I’ve lived here, I’ve become a permanent resident of Canada (eventually to become a citizen) and I’m so proud to call this beautiful country and province my home.
When I’m not editing photos or writing blog posts, you can usually find me curled up on the couch in our basement suite with a book, crocheting with some Friends on in the background, or baking. While sipping a cup of coffee, of course. ;) I love my family and my friends fiercely and I love exploring places I’ve never been. I’m obsessed with capturing my life on camera and being able to look back on all my favourite moments. (I’m also obsessed with Harry Potter and Star Wars. And John William’s film scores.)
And finally, a few more things about me:
- I love music… especially a good a cappella group or film score. I took piano lessons for 8 years as a child and also learned a bit on the guitar.
- I’m lactose intolerant. My intolerance didn’t develop until I was in my teens, which was horribly inconvenient because my favourite dessert was cheesecake and my favourite pasta was fettuccine alfredo. Now, I can eat neither.
- I’m a crazy animal lover. Especially if it’s big and fluffy. Or small and fluffy. I don’t discriminate with the fluffy. My dream is to have a bear cub for a pet, but as you can probably imagine, that idea doesn’t go over very well with the husband. ;)
- Another (slightly more realistic) dream of mine is to write a cookbook one day.
Thanks so much for stopping by… I hope you’ll join me as I blog my way though life!