Hello Sunshine

hopewriter

Hello sunshine.

You're here! If you've just stopped by for the first time, you may want to know a bit about this place you've found and the girl behind it.

Come out back and let's sit on my porch swing.

I created White Pitchers from my heart in the hopes it would fill you up with good things, things like home, faith, story, wisdom, bravery, beauty and hope. I look forward to sharing everyday things like books I'm reading that you might like too, cozy spots around the house, thoughts on being a mama and seeing God's fingerprints all over the place.

I am a freckle-faced girl with blue eyes and red hair. I am a Texas girl who lives in the Pacific Northwest. I call both home. I love the God who rescued me, all things home and well-spun story. I start everyday with my bible and a great cup of coffee in a thrifted mug. My name is Terri.

I travelled my whole childhood, and lived all over the world. But I am a homebody at heart. Perhaps all of that traveling made me so.

Home and all its callings are part of my story. I have always loved home and design. When I was 10 or 11, I got my first subscription to Better Homes and Gardens and painted a wall-to-wall mural in my bedroom. It was a large leafy tree with a girl on a swing.

I drew my first set of house plans in high school and went on to get my University degree in Architecture. There I discovered the power of color, texture, light, proportion and space. I believe design can influence a life and a lifestyle. Home is more than a place to me, it is people and refuge, leaving and coming back again.

I am married to Mike and we have four Whippersnappers, 2 boys and 2 girls, mostly grown-up now. I call 'em that no matter their age. With two weddings, our crew has grown to six. We prayed for these two hearts way back before we even knew who they were.

We just added our first Wonders to the Conlin Crew, a boy I call the Blueberry and a baby girl I call Sweet Pea. We now make an imperfect 10.

My life as Jojo has arrived. There's more to come about my mama-heart.

(Photo by Bryan Rupp Photography)