My everyday featuring ... Danielle Burkleo

[#1] Share with us a snippet of your story.
I am work in progress. I love Jesus and I strive to live a life that pleases Him. I am a stay at home, and work at home, mama to three little ones. Married to my dream guy that I met on the internet before people really met people on the internet. 
[#2] What is your favorite part of the day with your little one[s]?
Since spring has finally arrived, I really love late afternoon. We've done what we needed to do for the day. We're soaking up the sunshine, running around the yard, I'm wiping sticky popsicle faces, and waiting for daddy to come home. And that's when it gets really sweet, when we're all together. 
[#3] Name Instagram MOMS who inspire you.
I love to follow @contentedsparrow / @the_reed_life / @kimberleejost // Beautiful women, beautiful photos, plus they are real and funny. 

[#4] What challenges have you faced in balancing motherhood and your passion for creativity?
Oh man. I am still, right this very minute, trying to figure out the balance of my time to be creative for myself, and the time I want and need to spend with my kids. Not to mention cooking and cleaning and errands. It's hard. I am so, so thankful to do what I love and to have a job that let's me use my creativity. I am a freelance graphic designer and have the blessing of being able to work from my home. Sometimes, though, I am scrambling for time, and a quiet & clean place to open my laptop and work. It's a give and take, for certain.

[#5] What is a family tradition you love sharing with your kids? 
A lot of my favorite family traditions center around holidays. On Christmas eve all my family comes over and we we make lots and lots of delicious appetizers and eat way too much. We go to church for the Christmas eve service and I never fail to cry while singing Hark! The Herald Angels Sing. My husband reads the story of Christ's birth from The Bible and we watch It's a Wonderful Life. It's magical to see Christmas through the eyes of my children.

[#6] If you could give us a peek inside your home - what image would you share and why?
Here is a sneak peek of my home. I love words and to fill my home with them. They are constant reminders of God's goodness. 

[#7] Share a photo you wouldn't typically post on Instagram but depicts real life happenings.
I'm not one to not share a photo on instagram cause it isn't the prettiest. I love real life shared and when I share about hard things or needed prayer, the women I have connected with on instagram swoop in with just that: advice, prayers, and love. I love this community. 

Here's "The pile" the mountain of laundry that never gets folded, that we end up pulling our clean clothes from, and moves back and forth from our bedroom floor and the kitchen table :)

Be sure and follow @danielleburkleo on Instagram! You can also keep up with the series by following @kelliandvanessa or #myeverydaymoms