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I'm a college graduate with a degree (i'm not using) in Elementary Education, former merchandise coordinator, candle shop co-owner, dog mom, wife, freelance marketing guru, and blogger. I spent 23 of my last 30 years living in a teeny-tiny Tennessee town. Then about three years ago,  I fell head over heels for the cutest Texas boy you've ever seen. A few months later and I was packing up and moving 1,500 miles to be by his side. In October 2015, I officially became an Austin resident and I can honestly say I've never been happier.

As for blogging, I started my journey in 2011 as the face behind The Tennessee Life. TL started as a way for me to remember my thoughts and lesson plans while attending college for elementary education. From there, it went from school ideas to fashion and then transferred into me sharing my outfits that I wore while attending country music festivals. 

About a year into the making of The Tennessee Life, everything flipped upside down. I stopped writing about everything EXCEPT music. I worked with artists on the verge of success, reviewed many shows, songs, and videos, and even found myself in a face-to-face interview with the one and only, Mr. Garth Brooks.

I eventually went back to part-time lifestyle blogging and recently transitioned my personal blog "Dreams and Gasoline" into what is today, our joint blog, known as, Whiskey Boat Bungalow. 

I’m a small town kid from South East, Texas. Shortly after graduating high school I relocated to central Texas to attend college and developed a passion for music.  I have been in the music business full-time in some form of management capacity since 2005.  

My mom is a dreamer and always wanted to have various things around the house.  Growing up, lower middle class, if she wanted it then my Dad made it.  That has always been my mindset.  I would spend summers with my grandparents and took to woodworking after spending hours in the shop with my grandfather each day.  

As a way to pass the time on our days off, Morgan and I started making things that we wanted to use around our house.  We came to find that other people shared our vision and commissioned us to create things for them.  During this process, I rekindled my passion for tools and the work involved with creating.  

At home, we are owned by a carefree+energetic little girl-dog. She was the best post-Christmas gift we could've ever asked for. She's a mix-breed/"shelter special" who even has her own instagram and hashtag: #LorettaThePointer. She can do exactly TEN TRICKS (sit, lay down, roll over, shake, high-five, kiss, "guess-which-hand", hug, treat on the nose, + spin) and usually is only a step behind us when we are working around our home. She's the root of most of our favorite memories and we couldn't imagine our lives without her. Also important to note her love of squirrels...because well, the girls loves squirrels.

We recently became members of a church called Life Austin, here in Austin, and couldn't be happier with the decision. We've grown to love the pastors, peers, and environment they have to offer. If you're ever passing through, you can meet us at the chapel. Seriously, we love it there.

On April 12th 2018, we took on new titles: fiancĂ©! And remember how we told you about our love for the Life Austin chapel? Well, as you can see, it's even more special to us now. It's the place where we decided to spend forever together! We got engaged right under the chapel bell. We married in a super small and intimate downtown Austin ceremony on December 17th 2018. IT WAS PERFECT. 

In June of 2016, we embarked on a new journey and found ourselves in uncharted territory ; we decided to open our own business. Whiskey Boat Goods is an all natural candle and soap company we have literally built from the ground up. Launching on 9.1.16, all we hoped was that these handmade goods would bring joy to everyone who received them. A few years later and we are in stores all over the United States and expanding more and more daily. 

Whiskey Boat Bungalow is an extension of our growing Whiskey Boat brand. Here you will get a closer look into our lives as well as tips, tricks, and tools. Morgan will primarily share decorating tips, DIY projects, and recipes while Eddie will share all about the tools we use to make our DIY projects happen and projects he builds for our home and growing business. 

We hope you stick around and enjoy what we have to share here at Whiskey Boat Bungalow.
From our home to yours.....