Welcome, Friend!


Hello, my name is Valentine Smith.

I'm a wife & mom in the San Francisco Bay Area (born & raised) who is lucky enough to work from home or anywhere, for that matter. This blessing will take me to places all over the world and I can't wait to share my adventures here. A few other things:

- I like to dabble in DIY projects and a few crafts. I dream of a craft-shack or she-shed. One day. My supplies are everywhere in the house, which doesn't exactly equate to creativity flowing, but I'll occasionally get jolts.

- I have a passion for Young Living Essential Oils and mainly use them to keep my family above the wellness line. Also, we use them for all. the. things. Yup. Everything life throws at us.

-I am not a great cook, but love trying new recipes when time and motivation allow. Funny, I used to cook a lot more when I worked outside of the home. 

- I have been a Gestational Surrogate multiple times and am happy to answer any questions about my surrogacy experiences.

- My family dreams of adopting. We are leaning towards going through the Foster Care system, but who knows where this journey will take us. I can't wait to share our experiences with adoption here and I welcome all advice (please?!).

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