Frequently Asked Questions

What is your education background?

I have an undergraduate degree in Sociology from the University of Tampa. I LOVED my days in the Florida weather but definitely missed home after my 4 year adventure. I also have a Masters of Education in School Counseling from Rivier University in New Hampshire. I am currently an elementary school counselor and have a true passion for working with children in an educator role.

Where do you live?

Previously, I lived in Tampa for 3 years while in college. Upon graduating, I moved back to Boston with Kyle for a year in a tiny 1 bedroom apartment just outside the city. We absolutely adored where we lived, and of course being together, but we both made the decision to go back to school to get our Masters. Currently, we live in a beautiful apartment that we love in southern New Hampshire, very close to the Massachusetts border. We plan to stay here a bit longer until we buy our first house.

Love Life?

I was fortunate enough to meet the love of my life, Kyle, in elementary school (yes, that long ago!). We become friends in middle school and had our “first kiss” in 8th grade while playing truth or dare (remember those days?). Fast forward to our junior year of college, and suddenly we just “clicked” and were inseparable from that point on. Since then, we’ve been together almost 5 years now. We got engaged in October 2016 and recently married in February 2018 Life with him is the best (most of the time!)

Why did you start a blog?

I genuinely enjoy writing and always have. I also truly enjoy sharing moments and bits about my life for others to read. With all the negativity I’ve read out there about social media, I’ve always seen the good in it. It’s a place for me to share my photos, what adventure I’m about to go on next, or who I’m spending the weekend with. After years of following other bloggers and envying their ability to write, post, and share their stories, I finally had the courage to start up my own outlet of sharing and thus, Very Simple Matters was created. In other words, this blog serves to share life’s Very Simple Matters including trendy travel destinations, delicious iced coffee recipes, unique home decor, and popular beauty products, all in one place.