Welcome to my website!

Hi there! I’m an author, speaker and women’s retreat host. I’m also a cattle rancher’s wife, a college professor’s mom, an avid journal keeper, word art guru and yes…a beach bum wannabe.

My books are filled with savvy, light-hearted wisdom to inspire you along your journey to live your passion and purpose. My coloring books and journals give you tools to bring clarity and peace to your questioning sometimes anguished soul. My retreats give you an opportunity to nourish your heart’s desires and find connection with like-minded women.

I hope you enjoy some comfy pizzazz as you search for answers to the big questions in life. Get ready to laugh, cry and be inspired while you gain valuable insights about what it takes to be truly happy and feel purpose-filled.

“It’s not just about my WHAT, but my WHY!”

I’m looking for kindred spirits who need a friend, cheerleader or sister! My life is an open book, ladies. I create what I need and share my creations with YOU!

I’ve walked through depression, self-condemnation, regret, disappointment and grief. I’ve felt alone. And I’ve struggled with the weight of burdens. I don’t want to feel alone anymore and I don’t want you to feel alone. Let’s care for our weary hearts, ask for help and encouragement, give ourselves permission to take a time-out and refuel ourselves with hope.

~Annette

Ask me what it felt like to cross the finish line of my first half-marathon even though I had not reached my weight loss goal! Anything is possible my friends!