nice to meet ya

I’m Shelly Jata

a full time wife and Mama of two with an obsession for Jesus. I live in Florida with my crew and am entirely satisfied with the heat and palm trees. I’m a sucker for a good chick flick and I would eat pizza everyday if I could. When I’m not chasing around my sticky kids at home, you can find me around other women that are just as much in love with Jesus and yoga pants as I am. If you’re funny and can make me laugh you’re immediately alright with me. I love a good manicure but almost always have chipped finger nails. I drive a baby blue mini van with a vinyl on the back window that reads, “Ain’t no shame in my mini van game.” SO, yeah-I’m kind of a cool mom.

I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete
— John 15:11

My favorites…

my people

coffee & wine


black leggings

clean sheets & shaved legs

Target (dollar spot)


sour patch kids & pizza

Head on over to the lifestyle page & check out some of my current favorites!

my 2018 life verse

Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.
— Matthew 6:33
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I really enjoy…


praying with & encouraging women


helping women walk in freedom

writing & creating

sleeping in & taking naps (never happens)

reading my Bible

making enchiladas

word jumbles


I am the proud wife to Jacob and mama to Jordan and Hannah. Having a joyful family is one of my life’s greatest endeavors. I pray often that we would stand out as a family that is full of joy, expressing God’s love wherever we go.

Meet my crew here.


life is more joyful with good friends


LIke I said, I’m a stay at home mom. I AM SO THANKFUL for the ability to stay home with my children. It’s a treasure I know isn’t afforded to all of us, so I don’t take it for granted. Since beginning this blog, I’ve been challenged to be sure to keep my children as my primary responsibility during the days. I LOVE writing and creating and interacting with all of you. God has given me creative ways to incorporate much of what I do here into my daily routine. But honestly, most days I’m fighting spending most of my hours hanging with my Kiddos. I blame my poor grammar on this fact. Being a Mom is the best thing we can do with our time.

Our children are not a distraction, they are our life’s most precious work.

I have this dream in my heart to encourage women on a grand scale! God has completely stolen my attention and most days in between chasing around my wild little kiddies, I’m day dreaming about just how amazing HE is!

I’m determined to use my life to glorify Him. And, one thing I am certain of is that glorifying Him has brought me more JOY than any other thing on this planet. Loving Jesus and being loved by Him is better than everything. Yes, even better then the best date with Jacob or the longest snuggle with my kids. It seems so weird to say that because, gosh I love those people. But, you guys- JESUS. IS. BETTER. Since being overcome by His love and JOY I am making it my goal to walk in the JOY of the Lord in everything that I do. I want to share this journey with YOU so that we can discover together that THERE IS JOY.

If you question whether or not Joy can be yours…

It can, sister.